What is a Hypnotism Licence?
Under the Hypnotism Act 1952, If you intend to hold an exhibition, performance or demonstration of hypnotism on any person which takes place in public you will require a licence.
You won’t need a permit if the hypnotism is for the purpose of scientific demonstration or research, or if you are only hypnotising yourself.
You may also need a theatre or entertainment licence, depending on the type of performance.
What is Hypnotism?
any act that makes a person sleep
any act that puts a person in a trance
Fines and penalties
If you perform hypnotism without authorisation you can be fined £1000. The same fine applies if you hypnotise someone who is less than 18 years old.
How to apply for a Hypnotism Licence
To apply for a Hypnotism Licence, applications must be made via your local council. To find out the contact details of your local council please visit the Official UK Government Website.