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Child performance licence

The opportunity to perform, whether it be on stage or screen, can benefit children and young people.

There is, however, the potential for children to encounter risks as a result of their involvement in a performance, both in terms of their immediate safety and their longer term wellbeing.

To minimise risk Scottish local authorities operate a licensing system for children, below school leaving age, who wish to be involved in performances.

Regulations have been introduced for licensing the participation of children and young people in performances and specified sporting and modelling activities. Information and guidance can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Apply for a Child Performance Licence

Complete the following:

The completed application form, and associated documents, must have reached North Ayrshire Council not less than 21 days before the first performance, or activity for which the licence is requested, or the licence may not be granted.


Email the Education Service


01294 310000




Education Service, North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE