Hypnotism Authorisation - Applying for a Licence

Hypnotism Authorisation - Applying for a Licence
Licence Summary

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Fees maybe payable if you apply to a London Borough Council.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence


Home Office Circular No. 39/1996

Application Evaluation Process

No provisions in legislation

Does Tacit Approval apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period

Apply online

Apply for a hypnotism permit

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

Please Note - Torfaen County Borough Council (The Council) is under a duty to protect the public funds which it administers and to this end may use the information you provide within Torfaen County Borough Council for the prevention and detection of fraud. The Council may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds solely for these purposes. For further information, visit the National Fraud Initiative area of the website.

Last Modified: 04/03/2022
For more information contact:

Licensing Team

Tel: 01633 647285

Email: licensing@torfaen.gov.uk 

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