Our team of experienced barristers can provide advice and representation to both individuals and companies, regarding any issues concerning entertainment licenses.
An Entertainment Licence refers to forms of regulated entertainment which includes:
This is regulated by The Licensing Act 2003 in England and Wales. It is important to note that the Act only applies to these activities where the entertainment takes place in the presence of an audience.
Licensing applications encompass many different forms of entertainment and can range from a large festival to a small scale theatre production. In some cases, local residents will be consulted prior to the granting of an entertainment license, and it is imperative to consider the four licensing objectives that the Licensing Act promotes prior to submitting your application.
These four licensing objectives are considered against all applications and a statement of the steps proposed by the individual/premises to promote the objectives should accompany every application. The objectives are:
Licensing laws also control when, where, and to whom alcohol can be sold or supplied. The Licensing Act 2003 provides a single integrated system for licensing premises which are used to supply alcohol, carry regulated entertainment or provide late night refreshment.
The supply of alcohol includes pubs, member’s clubs, working men’s clubs and off-licences. In order to sell or supply alcohol, a personal or premises license must be obtained.
If alcohol is to be sold or supplied on a temporary basis, such as for a festival, a temporary event notice must be obtained.
A personal license allows an individual to supply/authorise the supply of alcohol whereas a premises license authorises a premises to be used for the sale or supply alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment or late night refreshment.
Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.
St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row
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