to Street Perform Around The World
cities marked with *)
no promises about any of these suggestions.
My experience is that most situations tend to change about permits and quality
of pitches from one year to the next. I have played in most of these places.
Some of them I have heard about and hope to try myself sometime. Others are
places I have just seen on my travels and thought they might be worth a try.
This list below is by no means complete. Yes, there are lots more regularly
worked pitches that I have not included. The following locations marked with
an asterisk (*) are regularly worked, each with their own set of rules. You
will likely meet other performers at these pitches.
Remember: You will get a lot further by being polite and helpful towards
the regulars when you are the new guy on the pitch than you will by thinking
that you are going to take over.
Also remember: You may not be welcome as a street performer by
certain immigration officials. Always try to be very low key when entering
a country if you don't have a work permit. I offer you no help, but all my
condolences, if you get kicked out of any country.
Good luck and be sure to tell me about your new pitches...
*San Francisco, CA
*Key West, Florida
*New Orleans, LA
*New York, NY
*Los Angeles, CA
St. Louis, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
San Antonio, Texas
Ft. Collins, CO
*Quebec City, Quebec
Morocco and India --(you won't be able to make much, if any, money here but
both of these countries have long histories of their own style of street performing.
Magic and snake charming in India, acrobatics in Morocco )
Rex Boyd has spent the past ten years traveling the world charming snakes and
doing acrobatics. He's originally from Kansas, but now lives in London.
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