Berklee Summer Programs: Noise Ordinance Policy

Updated on June 5th, 2023

The City of Boston has an ordinance that bans the playing of instruments on city sidewalks. The city also requires a permit for large gatherings, including parades. Blocking access to city sidewalks is prohibited. There are also curfews on noise and disturbances during evening and morning hours. Students are not permitted to busk on the street unless they have obtained a permit from the City of Boston.

You can review the Noise Municipal Code for the City of Boston before you arrive. Berklee is committed to respecting our neighbors in the Back Bay, and we expect our students to adhere to Berklee and municipal policies.