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. Please see guidance notes and Model Conditions that are attached to the licences for the performance of stage hypnotism.

Licence Summary

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 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Regulation Summary

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

Apply online

Apply for a hypnotism permit online

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Erewash Borough Council in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

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.

Other Redress

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

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Erewash Borough Council is actively committed to treating all customers with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We would like to know who our customers are to check that everyone in the Borough is accessing the services they are entitled to and that no-one is is discriminated against unlawfully. Please take a short time to download and complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. All information will be treated as confidential and all questions are voluntary. This will help us to ensure that our services are fair and accessible to all. Please return the completed form to

Further information

If you require further information or advice on Hypnotism authorisations please contact the licensing department using the contact details below:

Licensing Office
Town Hall
Derby Road
Long Eaton
NG10 1HU

Tel: 0115 9071113

Fax: 0115 9071121


Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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