Temporary event licence

Temporary event notices

Please check the Government guidance for any proposed event before submitting your application as it may not be permissible under current COVID guidance which restricts live music in pubs to background levels only.

It is recommended that an applicant for a TEN should give at least 28 days prior notice of their intended event, together with a full description of the event, risk assessment and details of how the applicant will promote the licensing objectives.

A temporary event notice (TEN) is best used to licence small events which take place over a short period of time. They are especially useful for people outside of the licensed trade such as community events organisers, charities to licence events that contain any or all of the following:

  • selling alcohol
  • providing entertainment, eg music, (please note a TEN is not required until after 11pm for a premises with on sales and for an audience of up to 500 people).  
  • selling hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am 

Your event must:

  • have fewer than 500 people at all times – including staff running the event
  • last no more than 168 hours (7 days)
  • You must be at least 18 to apply for a TEN.

Late Temporary Event Notice applications

As well as the 'standard' TEN, which must be made 10 working days before the first day of the event, there is also a 'late' TEN. The 'late' TEN can be submitted between 5 and 9 working days before the first day of the event. However, if objections are received the event will not be permitted to go ahead and there will not be any right of appeal against this decision.

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