Scarborough welcomes quality Street Entertainers.
Currently you don’t require a licence or permit to
perform in the town.
However, to avoid causing problems, it’s important to show
consideration for the local community, business proprietors and
This Code of Conduct was written to prevent street
- Becoming intrusive and an annoyance to people — usually by
loud, continuous or repetitive noise
- Obstructing the highway
Street Entertainers should...
- Demonstrate a positive intention to entertain passers-by, not
to solicit money through sympathy.
- Stop performing if requested to do so by a police or council
- Avoid sites near to public telephone boxes, shop
entrances/exits or cash machines.
- Try to co-ordinate and co-operate with other street
- Be careful not to build up an audience in a position where they
may come into conflict with traffic.
- Be 16 years or over (if under 16 must be accompanied by an
adult or guardian).
Street Entertainers should not...
- Cause a nuisance from loud or amplified music.
- Perform for more than 1 hour in the same location.
- Set up within 50 metres of another street entertainer who is
- Sell any merchandise such as tapes, CDs or T-shirts.
- Actively collect money, although street entertainers may have a
receptacle, eg a musical instrument case, into which donations can
be accepted from the general public in return for their
- Collect for charity unless a Street Collection Permit has been
granted by Scarborough Borough Council Licensing Services.
- Make use of the street furniture, such as public seats, lamp
posts, planters and railings.
- Spread out equipment so as to cause an obstruction of the
highway (footpath) or obstruct the flow of pedestrians.
- Perform in a manner which may be considered dangerous to
themselves or the general public.
- Perform under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.
PLEASE NOTE The area in front of Poundland, adjacent to
the Brunswick Shopping Centre is NOT available for impromptu street
This area is reserved for pre-booked events and