Theatre licence

If you intend to use your premises for the public performance of any play, dance display, singing or theatre act then you require a theatre licence.

How to apply

You can apply online or contact the Licensing and Registration office.

How the application is dealt with

If you haven't heard from us within 28 days please contact the Licensing and Registration office and we will let you know about your application's progress.

You must bring proof of identification when you collect your documents.

If someone else is collecting them for you, they must bring something in writing from you stating that you give your permission. This must be signed by you and give the details of the person who is collecting your documents. The signature on the letter will be compared with the signature on the application form. We will not accept an email.

Can anyone object?

Once we have your application there is a 28-day objection period. Your application will be copied and sent to Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Planning Services, Building Standards Services and Environmental Services for any comments or objections they may have.

How much does it cost?

Theatre licence - £100

If the performance is for an educational or charitable purpose then the licence is free of charge.

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