The Entertainer background (from the PHB, p. 130) has the following feature, and I’m not sure I’m understanding it correctly.
Feature: By Popular Demand
You can always find a place to perform, usually in an inn or tavern but possibly with a circus, at a theater, or even in a noble’s court. At such a place, you receive free lodging and food of a modest or comfortable standard (depending on the quality of the establishment), as long as you perform each night. In addition, your performance makes you something of a local figure. When strangers recognize you in a town where you have performed, they typically take a liking to you.
It says “always find a place to perform”, but it doesn’t specify any surroundings, or duration of search. Is it just meant to be “when in a city, find some kind of venue within a few hours”, or can the entertainer walk into (for example) a Dragon’s lair or enemy warcamp and be expected to allowed to perform there?
Likewise; would the feature work in the middle of a forest, with no civilization around?
I’m assuming this is supposed to be a “downtime only” feature, used when you’re already in a safe haven, but it doesn’t mention anything about that. Only that you can “always find a place to perform”.