Apply for a licence for children in entertainment

Children Young Person Act 1933/63 and the Children (Performances and Activities) (England) Regulations 2014.

By law all children from birth, to the time they cease to be of compulsory school age, may require a licence. The production company is responsible for applying.

These include:

  • Theatre, panto
  • Films, TV
  • Commercials, video and internet
  • Member of a band/choir/dance show
  • Modelling – all types
  • Amateur dramatics
  • Broadcast dance/singing competitions

A licence is not required for children in a production by an academy or independent school. 


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