Guidance for buskers and street entertainers

We recognise that busking and street entertainment is an important part of our district’s cultural life and we encourage its role in creating a vibrant street culture.

Busking in the district doesn’t require a licence but we do ask that all buskers follow our guidelines, which include:

  • not blocking highways and shop entrances 
  • letting local businesses know what you're doing
  • no amplification between 9pm and 8am 
  • taking regular breaks and not repeating performances in each slot

Read our full guidance

If you have been unable to resolve a problem with a busker using the steps in our guidelines you should contact our Licensing team.