Subway Performers Program


The MBTA allows musical performers at designated Performance Areas throughout the subway system on a daily basis.

Subway Performers are required to obtain a permit and carry a badge identifying them as a licensed Performer. Approved locations for performances are identified by signage. Performances in other areas are not permitted.

To obtain a new permit and badge, or to renew a permit and badge, you will need to provide:

When you have all the requirements above please make an appointment to deliver your paperwork and have your picture taken for an ID badge. Appointments are available Monday-Friday between 9:00am–3:00pm. If approved, your permit and ID will be mailed within 10–14 days.

For appointments contact:
Ellen Bello
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1120
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.316.1654
Fax: 617.316.1655