Performances of Hypnotism
If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the local authority. You must also comply with any conditions attached to an authorisation.
Anyone giving an exhibition, demonstration or performance of Hypnotism on any person or in connection with entertainment to which the public are admitted whether by payment or otherwise is required to obtain authorisation from the Council by way of consent.
A separate Application [PDF 55KB] must be made by the person who will be carrying out the act of Hypnotism in relation to each premises/venue intended to be used.
Permission from the owner of the premises where the activity will take place is not required as part of the application process.
Applicants must not have previously been refused a consent or convicted of any offence under the Hypnotism Act 1952.
Applicants must have the appropriate public liability insurance in place for proposed events.
Fees and Charges
There are no fees currently payable for hypnotism authorisations.
A summary of the regulation relating to this licence - Hypnotism Act 1952
Information on other websites
Will Tacit Consent 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
Failed Application Redress
Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.
Licence Holder Redress
Please contact Erewash Borough Council in the first instance.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.
Equal Opportunities Monitoring
If you require further information or advice on Hypnotism authorisations please contact the licensing department using the contact details below:
Tel: 0115 9071113
Fax: 0115 9071121