Busking code of practice

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Busking in St Albans

Busking is music, dance, street theatre, performance or art offered live in our streets and squares, for the purposes of entertaining, interacting with members of the public, and receiving voluntary contributions.

Everyone is welcome to busk on public land in St Albans, no licence is required. However your performance should be considerate of those around you.

We have drawn up some guidance for buskers. Please read the busking code of practice before performing.

If you wish to sell CDs or other merchandise whilst busking then you may need street trading consent. 

Please note that child employment regulations in St Albans prohibit anyone of compulsory school age from busking – whether or not money is collected.

Date of last review: 28 August 2018