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If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the local authority. Blackpool Council strictly controls the issue of permits for stage hypnotism and each individual application is considered on its own merits.

Consent to perform hypnotism

You must apply at least 28 days prior to any performance.

Download and complete the hypnotism application form {PDF 98KB] and return with the fee as stated on the form.

Alternatively you can apply online.

Whilst each application will be determined on its own merits, applications that cause concern will be referred to the public protection sub-committee for consideration. Conditions will apply to any consent given.

Tacit consent

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

Failed application redress/licence holder redress

Please contact Blackpool Council's licensing service in the first instance.



Licensing service

Municipal buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1NF
Telephone 01253 478397

The licensing service is available to contact by telephone between 10:00am and 2:00pm Monday to Friday or visit in person by appointment only at the licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street .