When do you require a performing animals licence?
If you keep or train animals for display or public performance, you must have a licence from us.
This includes animals in a circus, film or television production, a theatre performance, or animals on display at events or parties.
The legislation relating to this licence is The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) England Regulations 2018.
Applying for a licence
Any fit and proper person who is not disqualified from keeping an animal can apply.
From time to time, a vet or veterinary practitioner may accompany our officer on the inspection. The applicant will be responsible for paying any fees for the vet's visit before the licence is granted.
Take a look at the guidance notes for the conditions that will apply to all performing animal licences.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.