Stage Hypnotism

If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from Broxtowe Borough Council. You must comply with any conditions attached to an authorisation.

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Are You Eligible?

An application for consent shall signed by the licence holder or his agent and shall be made not less than 28 days in advance of the exhibition, demonstration or performance concerned. A copy of the application shall at the same time be forwarded to the chief officer of police and the fire authority. The application shall contain the following particulars:

  1. the name and address of the person by whom the exhibition, demonstration or performance is to be given (hereinafter referred to as "the hypnotist"); together with details of their last three performances (when and where)

  2. a description of the proposed exhibition, demonstration or performance; and

  3. a statement as to whether, and if so giving full details thereof, the hypnotist has been previously refused, or had withdrawn, a consent by any licensing authority or been convicted of an offence under the Hypnotism Act 1952 or of an offence involving the breach of a condition, regulating or prohibiting the giving of an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism on any person at a place licensed for public entertainment.

How We Process Your Application

Your application will be processed within 28 working days.

If you do not receive the license, you will be not be able to perform.

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View the Hypnotism Act 1952 (as amended by the Licensing Act 2003). (Opens in a New Window)

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