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Hypnotism authorisation

Licence summary 

If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the local authority in England and Wales.

You must comply with any conditions attached to an authorisation. 

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence (new window) (Hypnotism Act 1952)

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Fees and payment

The fee(s) for this application are as follows: £65 

Apply online

Application for consent to conduct an exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism (new window)

Failed application redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Licence holder redress 

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Consumer complaint 

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice (new window) will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (new window).

Contact details

Licensing Section, Public Protection, Flintshire County Council, County Hall, Mold, CH7 6NF

Telephone: 01352 703030


Trade associations 

Agents Association (new window)

Equity (new window)

National Entertainment Agents Council (new window)

Society for All Artists (SAA) (new window)

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