Licence and permit applications - Public entertainment licence
|Licence type||Public entertainment licence|
|Who should apply?||Anyone who provides entertainment for the public|
|Definitions and more||A licence is required if you want to provide entertainment - such as a dance, concert, variety show or similar for members of the public, whether or not they have to pay to get in. The Council has identified specific activities that require a Public Entertainment Licence, such as sun tan centres. A list of these can be found in the Public Entertainment Resolution|
prices vary and some are based on the occupant capacity for the premises. Some exemptions do apply. Please see our Public entertainment price list for details
an additional 20% 'late fee' charge is payable for any temporary licence application received within 28 days of the date the licence is due to start. Please download our Public entertainment fee list for these additional fees
|What you need to supply||
Please note: when lodging a new or renewal licence application, you must also provide a satisfactory electrical installation condition report, covering the licensed venue, as detailed in BS: 7671:2008+A3:2015 Requirements for Electrical Installations (Appendix 6).
Any application submitted without this required documentation cannot be processed.
You cannot apply to renew a licence after it has expired. An application for licence renewal must be made before the expiry of the current licence. Any application made up to 28 days later will be a ‘late application.’
if a late application is received, the original licence will expire on the date marked on the licence. However, if the Council decides that ‘Good Cause’ has been shown for the late submission of the application, the previous licence will remain in effect while the renewal is being processed. You can download our Policy on late applications for further information
The Council has identified specific activities that require a Public Entertainment Licence. A list of these can be found in the Public Entertainment Resolution
Please ensure you read the guidance notes in the application pack before submitting your application.