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If you want to put on what’s known as regulated entertainment, you would normally need a premises licence or a temporary events notice.  Not always however.

The Government changed to law to deregulate many forms of entertainment that would previously have required a licence.

But first, what is regulated entertainment?

  • plays
  • film exhibitions
  • indoor sporting events
  • boxing or wrestling exhibitions
  • live music including karaoke
  • recorded music
  • dancing by the public or performers
  • any entertainment similar to live music, recorded music or dancing by the public or performers.

Most forms of regulated entertainment is now exempt from licensing requirements if it takes place between 8AM and 11PM before an audience of less than 500 and takes place somewhere with an alcohol licence for on sales.

We have produced a simple quick reference guide for licensees to refer to when they are unsure of the licensing requirements for entertainment.

Stephen McCaffrey

Regulatory defence barrister specialising in alcohol and entertainment licensing law, appeals and defence.

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