Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Live Music rules in Southend-on-Sea

For information


The Deregulation Act 2015 and how it impacts on Licensing Act 2003 permissions and applications.
Entertainment Exemptions from 6th April 2015


1. Live Music
 

Live amplified music in on-licensed premises authorised and open for the sale of alcohol does not require a licence for audiences up to 500 from 8am until 11:00pm. This includes beer gardens and terraces if they are included in the licensed premises. Live-music related conditions do not apply unless they are re-imposed at a Review. If a beer garden is not shown on the licensed plans then it is likely to nevertheless be a workplace which benefits from a similar exemption. Karaoke is considered live music. Also exempt:-
 

1a) a performance of amplified live music between 08.00 and 23.00 on any day, in a church hall, village hall, community hall, or other similar community premises, that is not licensed by a premises licence to sell alcohol, provided that
 

(a) the audience does not exceed 500, and
 

(b) the organiser gets consent for the performance from person who is responsible for the premises.
 

1b) a performance of amplified live music between 08.00 and 23.00 on any day, at the non-residential premises of (i) a local authority, or (ii) a school, or (iii) a hospital, provided that
 

(a) the audience does not exceed 500, and
 

(b) the organiser gets consent for the performance on the relevant premises from: (i) the local authority concerned, or (ii) the school or (iii) the health care provider for the hospital.
 

Live unamplified music does not need a licence anywhere and with no audience limit between 08:00 to 23:00. . Background live music continues to be exempt.

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