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Permitted performance times for all performances

Age of child

Maximum number of hours permitted at place of performance

or rehearsal

Earliest and latest permitted times at that place

Maximum period of continuous performance or rehearsal

Maximum number of hours of performance or rehearsal

Minimum intervals for meals and rest

Minimum number of hours of education on school days if being privately taught

Birth until child reaches 5 years old

5 hours

7am to 10pm

30 minutes

2 hours

Any breaks must be for a minimum of 15 minutes. If at the place of performance or rehearsal for more than 4 hours, breaks must include at least one 45 minute meal break.

N/A

5 years old until child reaches 9 years old

8 hours

7am to 11pm

2.5 hours

3 hours

If present at the place of performance or rehearsal for more than 4 hours but less than 8 hours, they must have one meal break of 45 minutes and at least one break of 15 minutes.

If present at the place of performance or rehearsal for 8 hours or more, they must have the breaks stated above plus another break of 15 minutes.

3 hours per day (maximum of 5 hours per day).

15 hours per week, taught only on school days.

Minimum of 6 hours in a week if aggregating over 4 week period or less.

9 years old until school leaving age

9.5 hours

7am to 11pm

2.5 hours

5 hours

If present at the place of performance or rehearsal for more than 4 hours but less than 8 hours, they must have one meal break of 45 minutes and at least one break of 15 minutes.

If present at the place of performance or rehearsal for 8 hours or more, they must have the breaks stated above plus another break of 15 minutes

3 hours per day (maximum of 5 hours per day).

15 hours per week, taught only on school days.

Minimum of 6 hours in a week if aggregating over a 4 week period or less.

Children in Entertainment Guidelines Document
View / Download a Child Licence Application
Equity Guide for Working with LGBT+ Performers
Equity Student Film Contract & Guidleines
Other Important Information & Guidelines

The CDG Code of Conduct

The CDA Code of Conduct

Join Spotlight Performers

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