All children up to the age of 16 who are completing compulsory school education need a child performance licence.
- licences are required at all times, including during school holidays
- a licence is required for all performances, for any period of time.
A child who is aged 16 or younger may not need a child performance licence if no payment is made for their involvement, either to the child or another person in relation to the child (excluding covering of expenses) and:
- they have not taken part in any other paid or unpaid performances on more than three days in the last six months, or
- the performance is given under arrangements made by a school, e.g. a school play.