The MBTA allows musical performers at designated Performance Areas throughout the subway system on a daily basis.
Subway Performers are required to obtain a permit and carry a badge identifying them as a licensed Performer. Approved locations for performances are identified by signage. Performances in other areas are not permitted.
To obtain a new permit and badge, or to renew a permit and badge, you will need:
When you have all the requirements listed above please call 617.482.2525 to make an appointment to deliver your paperwork and have your picture taken for an ID badge. Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 9:00AM - 3:00PM. Your permit and ID will be mailed within 10 to 14 days.