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