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

Download and complete the hypnotism application form [PDF 98KB] and return with the fee, currently £41. You must apply at least 28 days prior to any performance. Alternatively you can apply online.


Licensing service

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

The Licensing Service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the Licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Wednesday 10.00am-13.00pm.