Child Entertainment Performance



Service Update: Covid-19 and child performance – January 2021

The Government announcement on 4 January 2021 advised of a National lockdown. This means the Isle of Wight Council, is not processing any applications for child performance licences.

We will review this decision again as and when new government advice is given.

For further information please contact us using the online send a message to service form.

Child performance licences exist to ensure that the education, health and safety of a child will not suffer if they spend a significant amount of time performing. This could be performing in films, theatre, taking part in sporting activities or modelling.

Children who take part in public performances or entertainment will need to be accompanied by a registered chaperone at any time. This should happen when when their parent or full time carer is not present. View further information on chaperones .

Read the Child performance and activities licensing legislation in England document. It can be found on the  GOV.UK website, Department of Education - Child performance.  

Please read our guide Child Performance Licensing Leaflet

 (PDF, 469KB, 2 pages).