- Licence type
- Who should apply?
A licence is needed if you intend to have entertainment such as a dance, concert, variety show or other entertainment in any place, where members of the public are to be admitted.
A licence is needed for any place, even if held outside. Examples of the type of activity requiring such a licence include:
Billiards, snooker or pool halls
Any exhibition to which the Hypnotism Act 1952 applies
Exhibitions of objects such as paintings, sculptures, drawings or historical artefacts
Exhibitions of persons, including but not limited to boxing, wrestling, cage fighting or martial arts
Saunas, massage parlours, tanning salons, nail bars, health clubs or gymnasia
Fun fairs, including merry-go-rounds, roundabouts, swings, switchback railways, skittle alleys, coconut shies, hooplas, mechanical riding, driving or boating apparatus or anything similar to any of the foregoing
Any activities involving shooting, including but not limited to archery, clay pigeon shooting, or paintball
Laser or war gaming
Motor cycle scrambling
Indoor or open air festivals or variety concerts, shows or performances
Amusement arcades with automatic or other machines, including but not limited to video gaming machines, intended for entertainment or amusement which are not licensed in terms of the Gambling Act 2005
Bouncy castles or similar structures, or trampoline venues
Internal or external children’s play areas including soft play areas
Indoor bowling alleys including ten pin bowling alleys
Bungee jumping or catapulting
Outdoor adventure or activity parks or anything similar to the foregoing
Water sports activities including raft races
Fireworks or bonfire displays
Agricultural, equestrian or livestock shows
Indoor skate parks
Major Sporting events such as Golf Opens
Boot camp” type organised exercise and fitness activiti
Event Organisers are also required to complete the form available at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/planningpublicevents.
Temp Public Entertainment Licence – up to 500 persons £196.00 Temp Public Entertainment licence 500 - 2000 persons £393.00 Temp Public Entertainment licence 2001 - 5000 persons £590.00 Temp Public Entertainment Licence - Over 5000 £786.00 Duplicate Licence £27.00 Variation £64.00 Grant of Full Public Entertainment licence – 3 years £558.00 Grant of Full Public Entertainment Licence for Multi activity Indoor and Outdoor Facility. £1,594.00 Duplicate Licence £27.00 Variation £64.00 Indoor Sports Entertainment £239.00 Duplicate Licence £27.00 Variation £64.00
- Before you apply
A risk assessment and public liability insurance are required
Please ensure the guidance notes are read before completing the application form.
- What happens after we receive your application?
We will send a copy of your application to the Police and East Lothian Council officers for comments.
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