Child Performance Licensing
The legislation governing children in entertainment covers children from birth to statutory school leaving age (the last Friday in June of the school year in which a child reaches 16 years of age)
The requirement to licence:
The legislation requires Performance Licences to be issued by each Local Authority to children who take part in the following categories:
The person responsible for the production of the performance in which a child is taking part is the person who should make the application for the licence.
The application must be made to the City and County of Swansea who will process the application.
Application forms, fully completed with all the relevant documentation attached, must arrive at the Civic Centre no later than 5 working days before the performance is due to take place.
Some performances may not require a licence. If you are unsure whether a Child Performance licence is required please contact Alma Lodwick on 01792 637276 for advice.
When does a child NOT need a licence to perform?
Applications for child performance licences for any child who resides in Swansea will be processed within the address shown below.
If a Child Performance Licence is not required we still request that the organiser of the performance/show register all children taking part. This allows us to keep a register of all Swansea children taking part in a performance. Even if a licence is not required most of the rules and regulations still apply.
The School and Governor Unit
City and County of Swansea
The forms that are applicable for applying for a Performance Licence are downloadable from the right hand side of this page.
For further information please visit the National Network for Children in Employment and Entertainment website.