Regulated entertainment exemptions
Find out when you don’t need a regulated entertainment licence
Published: 18 January 2021
Last updated: 22 January 2021
Usually, to provide regulated entertainment at a premises you need to apply for a licence.
However, some live activities generally don't require a licence including:
- entertainment in places of worship
- Morris or Irish dancing
- ‘incidental’ music that supplements another activity, such as carol singers
- garden fetes, as long as it's not for private gain
- live radio broadcasts
- moving vehicles (such as parade floats
If you have any questions about live music licences, contact the licensing team for advice.