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Topic: Busking Permits- UK
Message: Posted by: knibby (Aug 8, 2008 09:18AM)
Sorry to everyone, I asked this question in the 'Busking Permits' thread but thought I'd get an answer quicker this way. I'm just wondering if a busking permit is required in the UK if so how do I go about getting one?
Message: Posted by: jolyonjenkins (Aug 9, 2008 05:55PM)
It varies from place to place. Some town centres are managed by private companies, and they all have different policies. Some hold auditions (in theory though I don't think many people do them) You can tie yourself up in knots trying to find it all out. May as well just go out there and see what happens.
Message: Posted by: tom hughes (Aug 10, 2008 07:16PM)
Chester... open, just don't busk at the cross.
York... contact the City Council and you can get a permit straightaway.
I think both manchester and Liverpool are fairly open but don't know where the pitches are.
Truro appears to be open ( according to the only busker I met there) although the streets are narrow ( may be good for a small sidewalk show).
Bath... the square outside the Cathedral/ Baths looked great... not sure on permits.
Dublin... holy smoke... I still think this place is pitch heaven.

Those are the only ones I've recently checked out. Rule of thumb is to ask the city council.

I may be well off the mark with this info... I gleaned most of it a couple of months ago while visiting home for a few weeks and only busked a little.

Good luck