Fruitcake Casting

Restrictions for children in relation to performances in Entertainment

Maximum number of hours at place of
performance or rehearsal (Reg.22)


Age 0 to 4: 5 hours
Age 5 to 8: 8 hours
Age 9 and over : 9.5 hours

Earliest and latest permitted times at
 place of performance or rehearsal (Reg.21)


Age 0 to 4: 7am to 10pm
Age 5 to 8: 7am to 11pm
Age 9 and over : 7am to 11pm
Maximum period of continuous
performance or rehearsal (Reg.22)


Age 0 to 4: 30 minutes
Age 5 to 8: 2.5 hours
Age 9 and over : 2,5 hour

Maximum total hours of performance or 
rehearsal (Reg.22)


Age 0 to 4: 2 hours
Age 5 to 8: 3 hours
Age 9 and over : 5 hours
Minimum intervals for meals and rest (Reg.23)

Age 0 to 4: 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.

Age 5 to 8: 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 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

Age 9 and over : 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)(Reg.13)

Minimum break between performances (Reg.23) 

Age 0 to 4: 1.5 hours 
Age 5 to 8: 1.5 hours 
Age 9 and over : 1.5 hours

Take note of Regulation 5 that allows the licensing authority to further restrict these permitted hours, breaks etc. and place additional conditions on the licence if this would be in the best interests of the individual child.

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