Hypnotism licences

Sleep - hypnotism licences

Any exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism needs to be approved by us and comply with any conditions we set.

How to apply

Please use the link on this page to apply.

Alternatively, performers or their agents can apply in writing using the contact details on this page. Applications must include the performer’s full name, details of their last three performances, and details of any permission which has been refused or withdrawn. There is no charge for this service.

You can assume that your application has been granted if you haven’t heard from us within 14 calendar days of sending your request.


If you’re unhappy with our decision, please contact us to discuss it.

Consumer complaints

If you have a complaint about a hypnotist, please contact your local office using the details on this page.

Application form

Apply online using the link below.  The link takes you to another government website.

Apply for a hypnotism permit

You can also write to us using the contact details on this page.  Please provide the details requested on this page.

There is no charge for this service.


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