Temporary event notice

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If you wish to hold an event which does not have the benefit of a premises licence or a club premises certificate for the particular licensable activity you would like, or you currently have a premises licence or club premises certificate and wish to extend the hours or add an activity that is not currently licensable, you must obtain a temporary event notice from us.

You must have a temporary event notice:

  • to sell alcohol to the public, including in wholesale quantities
  • to supply alcohol to members of a club
  • provide hot food or hot drink between 11pm and 5am - known as 'late night refreshment'
  • for the following activities if they are carried out in front of an audience:
  • performance of a play
  • exhibition of a film
  • indoor Sport
  • boxing wrestling fighting sports entertainment or which combines boxing/wrestling with one or mixed martial arts/cagefighting style events (except Olympic-style Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling). Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling are both amateur sports and are two style of contests in the Olympic games. These types of wrestling are exempt from requiring a licence. All other forms of wrestling, or wrestling entertainment, such as ‘professional’ or ‘all-in’ wrestling does require a licence. Licensable wrestling can be described as sports entertainment with wrestling moves that include a theatrical element. The use of props may also be included.
  • performance of live music
  • performance of recorded music
  • performance of dance
  • any similar entertainment to that of live music, recorded music or dance.

There are certain limits, including:

  • the event must be for no more than 499 people (including staff and performers)
  • the number of times a person may give a temporary event notice (50 times per year for a personal licence holder and five times per year for other people)
  • the number of times a person may give a late temporary event notice (10 times per year for a personal licence holder and two times per year for other people)
  • the number of times a temporary event notice may be given in respect of any particular premises (15 times in a calendar year)
  • the length of time a temporary event may last for these purposes (168 hours or 7 days)
  • the maximum aggregate duration of the periods covered by temporary event notices at any individual premises (21 days per calendar year - a day includes part of a day, so an event running from 6pm on one day until 6am the next is classed as a two day event).

There are certain exemptions for temporary event notices in regard to some activities.

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Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS