In terms of the Theatres Act 1968 theatre premises require to be licensed by their local authority. The Theatres Act 1968 will be repealed on 21 January 2021 when all theatre licences will cease to have effect.
The Theatres Act 1968 which previously required all theatre premises to be licensed by the local authority was repealed on 21 January 2021 and all theatre licences have now ceased to have effect.
The council considers that following the repeal of the Theatres Act 1968 premises used for theatrical performances require to be licensed as places of public entertainment. Click here to go to the public entertainment webpage Public Entertainment Licence