A licence is required where you intend to have entertainment such as a dance, concert, fairground or other form of entertainment to which members of the public are to be admitted whether some payment is made for admission or not.

Please contact us for a full list of entertainment premises that require a licence.

You would not normally require a licence for:

  • An athletic or sports ground which is being used for these purposes
  • Entertainment that is being provided in premises that already is licensed under liquor licensing laws and where the Operating Plan includes the entertainment
  • If you hold a current theatre or cinema licence

Generally, a licence would not be required for the holding of a community fete, gala day or other similar event which is free to the public.

How to apply

We're working towards an online application process and reviewing our forms and guidance notes. To apply for a licence, please contact us.

Licensing Section
Municipal Buildings
West Bridge Street