Display of persons; application for a permit by EU citizens

If you want to organize commercial shows of people in your business premises or make your business premises available for their event, you need a permit.


Pursuant to Section 33a of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (Gewerbeordnung - GewO), you require permission if you want to organize commercial shows by persons on your business premises or make your business premises available for such shows. This does not apply to performances of a predominantly artistic, sporting, acrobatic or similar nature.

The obligation to obtain a permit under § 33a GewO also applies in particular to the organization of striptease and table dancing. The permit is usually provided with extensive conditions to ensure public safety and order and to maintain morality.

The permit is independent of any other restaurant permit that may be required.

In order to obtain the permit, you must be reliable, the exhibitions must not be contrary to public morals and the business operation must not be contrary to the public interest with regard to its local location or the use of the premises, and in particular must not give rise to fears of harmful effects on the environment within the meaning of the Federal Immission Control Act or other significant disadvantages, dangers or nuisances for the general public.


The requirements for the permit are reliability, no violation of morality, no contradiction with public interest with regard to the local location or the use of the premises of the business and an application (with a description of the exhibition).


Duration of the procedure about 3 to 4 weeks

Required documents

  • Identity card; passport

  • Proof of good repute from the country of origin

    in certified copy and certified German translation; if necessary, replacement by affirmation in lieu of an oath or similar acts

  • if applicable, lease agreement / rental agreement or proof of ownership of premises

  • if applicable, floor plans and site plans, building permit

  • Documents for the presentation of persons in the case of registered firms or civil law companies

    in the case of registered companies, an excerpt from the commercial register or comparable registration documents from abroad (with German translation) in the case of civil law companies, articles of association

  • in the case of a power of attorney: a written power of attorney and identification of the grantor of the power of attorney and the authorized representative


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.


    • Permission: 100 to 3.000 EURO

Legal bases


Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim


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