Theatre licence

If you use any premises, including land and open space, for the public performance of any play, you must obtain a licence from Fife Council.

You must comply with any conditions attached to a licence particularly where this applies to safety and health for the public and performers.

Click here for a link to the main licensing legislation

How to Apply

You can apply for a theatre licence online using the form to the right of this page.  An application fee is payable.

Applications must:
  • be in writing (including by electronic means)
  • be signed by the applicant (including by electronic means)
  • contain the applicant's name and address
  • the address of the premises or place where the play will be performed

Fife Council will:
  • send a copy of the application to Police Scotland (Fife Division)
  • send a copy of the application to The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • send a copy of the application to the Council’s Environmental Services
  • send a copy of the application to the Council’s Building Standards Service

Tacit Consent will not apply so you must obtain a licence before any performance takes place.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Fife Council if you wish to find out why your application was refused.

You may appeal to the Sheriff against the decision within 21 days of the decision.

Regulation Team
Tel: 03451 55 11 77 Contact Regulation Team online
By Post: Fife House North Street Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LT
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