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CHANGES TO THEATRE LICENSING 2021

The Theatres Act 1968 was repealed on the 27 January 2021. The Act, which provided a mandatory licensing regime for premises used for the public performance of plays, has not been replaced with new legislation. Rather, due to an amendment of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, a local authority can chose to license theatres under its public entertainment licensing regime – theatres were previously excluded as a place of public entertainment within the 1982 Act. Read more…