What are the Licensable Activities?
Under theLicensing Act 2003, which regulates Alcohol and Entertainment, the following are Licensable Activities:
- The sale or supply of alcohol
- Provision ofregulated entertainment
- A performance of a play (e.g. a pantomime or amateur dramatic production, including a rehearsal)
- An exhibition of a film
- An indoor sporting event
- A boxing or wrestling entertainment
- A performance of live music (e.g. karaoke, a band or a choir)
- Any playing of recorded music
- A dance performance
- Facilities for making music, dancing and entertainment of a similar description
- Provision of late night refreshment (hot food or drink, consumed on or off the premises, between the hours of 23:00 and 05:00)
The following are examples of entertainment that are exempt from the Licensing Act 2003:
- A film exhibition solely to demonstrate a product, advertise any goods or services, or provide information, education or instruction;
- Any film exhibition at a museum or art gallery;
- Live television or radio broadcasts (please note if the event shown is on SKY television you are required to have a licence from SKY);
- The performance of live or recorded music incidental to some other activity that is not itself a regulated entertainment;
- Entertainment incidental to a religious service or meeting, or at a place of public religious worship;
- Entertainment at a garden fete or similar event for charitable purposes;
- Morris dancing, whether performance or participation;
- Entertainment from carnival floats.
There are also exemptions for the supply of hot food and drink free of charge or from a vending machine or for charitable purposes between the hours of 23:00 and 05:00.
Last updated: 24/06/2019 12:37:19