Children in entertainment

Apply for a child performance licence, performance licence-exemptions and apply for a chaperone licence


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 theĀ licensing legislation.