Entertainment


The following types of entertainment may be regulated:

  • A performance of a play;
  • An exhibition of a film;
  • An indoor sporting event;
  • A boxing or wrestling entertainment;
  • A performance of live music;
  • Any playing of recorded music;
  • A performance of dance; &
  • Entertainment of a similar description to that falling within paragraphs e), f) or g).

A large number of exemptions apply to the need for authorisation to provide entertainment. The following activities are exempt, although this is not an exhaustive list:

  • Unamplified live music in any place between 0800 and 2300 to any number of people;
  • Performance of plays or dance (excluding sexual entertainment) to audiences of up to 500 people between 0800 and 2300;
  • Indoor sporting activities to audiences of up to 1000 people between 0800 and 2300;
  • Amplified live music in premises licensed to sell alcohol for consumption on those premises to an audience of up to 500 people between 0800 and 2300; &
  • Recorded music in on-licensed premises to an audience of up to 500 people between 0800 and 2300.

Other exemptions apply to community premises, religious premises and other premises such as hospitals or local authority premises.

If no exemption applies and you wish to provide regulated entertainment you must hold a premises licence, a club premises certificate or a temporary event notice.

If we can assist you in any way, or if you simply want to discuss any licensing & gambling issue, please contact us at any time.