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Apply for a Street Performer Permit

Cambridge Arts

Street Performer Permits are issued by the Cambridge Arts Council located at 344 Broadway, 2nd floor, Cambridge.

How to Start

  1. Download Street Performer Permit. and complete the form.
  2. Submit completes application in person at the Cambridge Arts Office. Performer permits are issued:
    • Mondays: 9 A.M. - 8 P.M.
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
    • Friday: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.
  3. There is no fee for this permit
  4. Permits remain active from the date of issue until the end of the current calendar year on December 31.


  • Performers who have received a non-criminal citation within the last year must settle any outstanding fines prior to applying for a new permit.
  • A performer does not have to be a Cambridge resident in order to obtain a performance permit.
  • Cambridge Arts staff will work with individuals interested in securing a permit to determine whether or not the intended performance meets the definition for performance contained in the Ordinance and to provide advice on strategies for successful interactions with residents, local businesses and fellow performers.
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