Use of City Hall grounds at Christmas
If you'd like to collect money for charity or sing carols in the grounds of Belfast City Hall in the run up to Christmas, you will need our permission and you'll need to comply with our terms and conditions below.
Charity street collections
You must obtain a street collection licence from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in advance of the date that you propose to hold the collection.
Each person collecting must display their licence while they are collecting.
You can only collect money on the cobbled area in front of the City Hall grounds, not in the grounds themselves.
In the interests of fairness, each group or organisation will only be permitted one date for street collections.
You may only hold your street collection on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays in the run up to Christmas. No collections can take place between 12.30pm and 1.45pm on Saturdays due to the ongoing flag protest.
Carol singing is permitted in the grounds of City Hall, normally under the porte cochere (or portico) beside the front entrance.
Carol singers can choose any day and time but our Facilities Management and Markets teams will need to approve this.
How to request permission
All requests for permission to hold street collections or carol singing must be sent to our Facilities Management team. They will advise you on whether your request is successful or not.
Please email Emma Davidson or Michael Livingstone.