The following Local Government practice note produced in partnership with David Lucas FBII, MIoL of Lucas Licensing Limited provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The provision of regulated entertainment is a licensable activity and a qualifying club activity under the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003).
To provide regulated entertainment, premises will require one or more of the following authorisations:
a premises licence, see Practice Note: Licensing of alcohol and entertainment
a club premises certificate, see Practice Note: Licensing of alcohol and entertainment
a temporary event notice, see Practice Note: Temporary Event Notices (TENs)
The types of entertainment specified in LA 2003 will not be licensable unless the following conditions are satisfied:
the entertainment is provided
for members of the public or a section of the public
exclusively for members of a qualifying club (as defined under LA 2003), or the members of such a club and their guests, or
in any other case, for consideration and with a view to profit
the premises where the entertainment is provided are made available for the purpose, or for purposes which include, the provision of entertainment
The types of entertainment which may be licensable under LA 2003 are:
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, and
entertainment of a similar description to a performance of live music, any playing
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