To perform on Third Street Promenade
you must first obtain a performance permit
One of the unique features of the Downtown Santa Monica experience is the cavalcade of street performers strumming, rapping, dancing, juggling and otherwise entertaining visitors. DTSM, Inc. is proud of our local talent and enjoys giving these performers an opportunity to showcase their acts in front of an audience of thousands.
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 Street, Suit 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 $37.00, 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 31st of the year in which they are issued.