In order to hold a performance by a hypnotist, authorisation under the Hynoptism Act 1952 must be granted.

The premises must already hold a premises licence and be licensed for Regulated Entertainment under the Licensing Act 2003.

How to apply

Apply online

Hypnotism Authorisation form

Other ways to apply

By post or email by downloading the Application form (18.52kb)

Post to: Licensing Authority, Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH

Email to:

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 by the end of the target completion period which is 28 days from the date of submission of all correct and relevant information.

Copies of the legislation mentioned on this page can be purchased from Her Majesty's Stationery Office or can be accessed at OPSI.

Please note: This information has no legal force and is not an authoritative interpretation of the law, which is a matter for the Courts. It is intended to help businesses to understand in general terms, the main features of the legislation. The information is not a substitute for the legislation and you should refer to the text of the legislation for a full statement of legal requirements and obligations. Where appropriate, you should seek your own independent legal advice.


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Page last updated: 
31 October 2018
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