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Children in entertainment

Overview

If a child of school age or below is involved in performance activities, they must have an individual performance licence or be covered by a Body of Person Approval and be chaperoned at all times.

Performance activities include:

  • theatre or television, such as acting in films and commercials
  • paid or professional sport
  • modelling

For children living in Essex, the person responsible for the production needs to apply to us for a performance licence.

If correct information has been supplied it can take up to 21 days to process an application.

Find out about the licensing legislation.

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