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NOTE: Generally, we need an Entertainment License for larger Summer Event. We don’t need one for Festive Event if Fairground rides are 2 or less and we have no inflatables!
We require a Public Entertainment License for permission to run open air events if we plan on hosting any of the following list.
- A theatre, concert hall or music hall.
- A dance hall or discotheque.
- A skating rink.
- A circus.
- An exhibition of persons or performing animals.
- A fairground or pleasure park. For the purposes of clarification, this specifically excludes gala days with a maximum of 2 children’s rides. It also excludes fetes and events run purely for charitable purposes for which there is no charge for entry.
- A billiard, snooker or pool room.
- A swimming pool.
- Outdoor concerts or events within the whole area of South Lanarkshire (including without prejudice to the foregoing generality Christmas grotto type events). For clarification events run purely for the benefit of the community for which there is no charge for entry and no additional provision such as stalls, mechanical rides, bouncy castles, etc. are excluded from this resolution;
- Sports Centres.
- Sports Barns.
- Bungee Jumping.
- Sauna and/or Sunbed Establishments.
Conditions apply and if none of the above is being hosted, a license may not be needed.
Costs & Applications
It is applied for in advance from South Lanarkshire Council and currently costs £275. Applications need to be submitted 2 months prior to the event.
South Lanarkshire Council Contact
SLC Licensing and Registration Assistant (Licensing and Registration Section)
Finance and Corporate Resources
Administration and Legal Services
South Lanarkshire Council
4 Livingstone Boulevard, Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, G72 0BP Phone: (01698) 717827
Email : Lisa.Steele@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Council website: www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk