Download: Downtown Street Performer Policy
A performance permit is not required; however, certain benefits will be given to those who register with Centro San Antonio. Benefits may include promotion of the performance and artists and potentially the payment of a small stipend for certain performers.
No vending of merchandise is allowed.
Performances may take place anytime during the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and during the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
No more than one Street Performer or coordinated group of performers may perform in any specific location at the same time.
Performers may perform on a first come first served basis. Street performer may perform at a specific location for a maximum of one hour. Limited performance times permit other performers to utilize the space and encourage a variety of entertainment.
Performers cannot block sidewalks or hinder the free passage of pedestrians. SAPD may ask the performer to move to another location or ask the crowd to clear the sidewalk.
Street performers are not allowed to perform at a private or community event. Performers interested in performing prior to and/or after a private or community event must seek approval from the host of the event.
All information related to the program may be obtained from:
City of San Antonio
Center City Development and Operations Department
400 N. St. Mary’s, Suite 100
San Antonio, Texas 78205