Busking in Southend

All forms of street entertainment are viewed as an important part of the musical and cultural heritage of the borough, providing a means to new talent, while adding vibrancy and character to an area. Whilst Southend Borough Council welcomes most street entertainment and feel they add a lot to the street scene, to help buskers avoid complaints we have introduced a Code of Practice. We have also designated Busking areas which may change or be suspended as required. Following the Code of Practice will help you stay on the right side of the law.

Once you have taken the time to familiarise yourself with the Code of Practice, T&Cs and designated Busking areas, the only thing left to do is - Smile, enjoy yourself and entertain others !!

For further information and all enquiries please refer to our Town Centre Management page

Page last updated: 09/10/2019