Hypnotism permit

If you wish to show, demonstrate, or perform a hypnotism act in public in Bury, you must have our permission. You must comply with any conditions attached to an authorisation.

"Hypnotism" includes hypnotism, mesmerism and any similar act or process which produces or is intended to produce in any person any form of induced sleep or trance in which the susceptibility of the mind of that person to suggestion or direction is increased or intended to be increased but does not include hypnotism, mesmerism or any such similar act or process which is self-induced (Hypnotism Act 1952 section 6).

There is no charge to apply for a hypnotism permit. Please complete the form below.

Apply for a hypnotism permit

What happens next?

We aim to process your application within 28 days of receipt. If your licence has been granted, we will post this out to you. If you are unsuccessful, we will tell you why and how to request a review if the approval has been refused.

Tacit consent

Tacit consent does not apply. It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted.