Individuals wishing to perform for gratuities on City owned or operated sidewalks, plazas, parks and other public spaces are required to obtain a street performance permit at least 24 hours prior to performing. Street Performers wishing to renew their permit must go through the complete application process again.
Street Performance includes: acting, dancing, imitating statues, juggling, magic tricks, playing music, reciting, singing, stilt walking and unicycling. Excluded performances are:
Performances with flames or fireworks are excluded without written authorization from the City Fire Marshal.
Performances with knives, daggers, swords and similar sharp instruments are excluded without written authorization from the Greenville Police Department.
Performances with chalk drawings on sidewalks are excluded without written authorization from the City’s Public Works Department Director.
Performances with live animals are excluded.
Application and more information
Street performer applications are now available. Applications are available online here. If you need to print off and mail your application, please click here. Applications will only be accepted online or via mail. Once a permit is approved, each performer will be notified on how to pick up their permit.