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Find out about street entertainment guidance

Guildford welcomes street entertainers. You do not require a licence to busk in Guildford but please respect the guidelines below.

Street entertainment guidelines

  • keep the volume at a reasonable level so local shops and businesses can continue as normal.
  • do not obstruct the flow of pedestrians on the pavement. Always leave access clear on the street for emergency vehicles. If you know your act will draw a large crowd, please choose an appropriate area that can accommodate them.
  • please move to another pitch after two hours maximum. This helps keep complaints from shopkeepers to a minimum
  • move on, or stop performing, if requested to do so by a police officer or the council
  • please do not make use of street furniture, for example, lamp posts or public seats, during your performance
  • we do not permit selling by street entertainers. This is begging and you could be prosecuted
  • please avoid the top end of the High Street near Abbot's Hospital
  • please check our for any major events on the day you are planning to come