Performance of hypnotism

If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the local authority in England and Wales.

If you are performing in Scotland, you must have permission, or the premises must hold a premises or other entertainment licence.

Permission in Scotland is obtained from the authority issuing the premises licences.

You must comply with any conditions attached to an authorisation. View a summary of the regulation relating to this licence.

Eligibility criteria

There are no fees for applications made with Amber Valley Borough Council. Fees maybe payable if you apply to a London Borough Council.

Application forms

Use the links below for the following online application forms.

You can download a PDF forms using the following links.

Application evaluation process

No provisions in legislation

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below. The target for dealing with these applications is 21 working days from the date an application is received by the Council

Failed application redress

In the first instance please contact:

Licensing Section, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Telephone: 01773 570222
Email: licensing@ambervalley.gov.uk

If an application for a licence is refused the failed applicant can appeal.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

Licence holder redress

In the first instance please contact:

Licensing Section, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
Telephone: 01773 570222
Email: licensing@ambervalley.gov.uk

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841604 or email licensing@ambervalley.gov.uk