Stage hypnotism licence

You need a licence if you want to perform hypnotism in public for entertainment purposes. You don’t need a licence if the hypnotism is for scientific demonstration or research. You may also need a theatre or entertainment licence, depending on the type of performance.

It is a criminal offence to carry out unlicensed activities and, if convicted, you could be given a £1,000 fine.

Apply for a licence (PDF , 219KB)

For more information see:

  • our fees page for the relevant fee
  • our online Licence Register where all applications and licences are recorded 
  • GOV.UK for the rules about hypnotism