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Portrait artists

The Portrait Artist scheme currently runs with a set number of registered artists.

Pitches are located in three areas of Piccadilly Circus:

  • Swiss Court by the Glockenspiel
  • Leicester Street
  • Charing Cross road

The scheme is open to registered portrait artists. There are not currently any opportunities for further portrait artists to be registered on the scheme.

​​Find out more information for street performers, including key busking locations and major events.

Portrait Artist Scheme review

The council has completed its review on the portrait artist scheme. Read our leaflet to find out more.

Read the conditions that apply to temporary licences for portrait artists.

Pitch allocation

Read our portrait artist grouping document to find out the order in which registered portrait artists will be called each week.

Swiss Court pitches

The following pitches in Swiss Court area have been booked by artists for the week commencing 12 August 2019.

Day Time Pitches
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Leicester Street pitches

The following pitches in Leicester Street have been booked by artists for the week commencing 12 August 2019.

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Charing Cross Road pitches

The following pitches in the Charing Cross Road area have been booked by artists for the week commencing 12 August 2019.

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Last updated: 12 March 2020