Stage hypnotism

If you wish to perform stage hypnotism as public entertainment, you must apply for authorisation from our Licensing team. The premises at which hypnotism will take place must hold a premises licence or a club premises certificate.

Apply for authorisation

You can apply for authorisation online at GOV.UK:

Or download an application form. [PDF | 254KB]

There is no fee for stage hypnotism authorisation.


The legislation covering this area is the Hypnotism Act 1952.

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

License holder redress

Please contact us 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, Consumer Direct will give you advice (see link below). From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (see link below).

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