Busking in York
We welcome buskers and street entertainment to our city's streets; we recognise that busking and street entertainers add colour and vibrancy to public spaces, providing enjoyment for residents, visitors, and businesses.
Buskers and street entertainers:
- must avoid becoming intrusive and disruptive, particularly to those who live and work in the city centre
- are expected to adhere to guidance and busking byelaws
- need street trading consent to sell CDs (compact discs) or other goods and services in York.
To ensure city centre spaces are shared considerately, and that mutual respect, considerations when busking, and cooperation is given to resolving any issues, we've written and agreed this busking guidance alongside: