Street Performer Permits

One of the unique features of the Downtown Santa Monica experience is the eclectic mix of street performers strumming, rapping, dancing, juggling and otherwise entertaining visitors. Think you have talent? Then showcase it on the Third Street Promenade.


To perform on Third Street Promenade you must first obtain a performance permit from:


The City of Santa Monica Business and Revenue Operations Division

1717 4th St., Suite 150

Santa Monica, CA 90401




Monday through Thursday – 8:00am to 5:00pm

Alternating Fridays – 8:30am to 4:30pm


The annual application fee is $37, and applicants must also provide two passport-sized photos and a photo ID. Performance licenses take three business days to process, and are valid until December 31 of the year in which they are issued.