EVENT LICENSING FOR BRIGHTON FRINGE VENUES
If you need a Temporary Event Notice, Premises License or a Personal License for your event you will need to contact Brighton & Hove City Council. Most of the information can be found on their website - please ensure your event has all the correct licenses it may need.
The organisation of non-alcohol related activities and events is strongly supported by the Council. Brighton & Hove City Council recommends keeping smoking activity to a minimum and closing any outside smoking areas early to prevent noise to residencies.
If your event involves children you will need to meet specific regulations and provide DBS checks for members of staff.
Favourable consideration will be given to promoting the city’s cultural quarter, live entertainment in pubs, food led operations, developing LGBTQ+ and other communities of interest.
This allows a venue to hold regulated entertainment, whether it’s a play, a film, a sports event, dance, or live and recorded music . It also allows for the sale or supply of alcohol or late-night refreshments.
Open houses and galleries do not need a premises license, providing that no licensable activities take place (see below), including the sale of alcohol.
The sale of alcohol, plays, films, indoor sporting events, gambling, boxing or wrestling entertainment, live music, recorded music, dance performances and anything of a similar description all require licensing.
TEMPORARY EVENT NOTICE
This is the license for short or one-off events. This allows for the temporary sale or supply of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment or late night refreshments at premises without a Premises License or Club Premises Certificate (see below). Anybody can get a Temporary Event Notice provided they satisfy certain conditions – e.g. that the event is no longer than 96 hours and involves no more than 499 people.
For an individual to sell alcohol you are required to hold a Personal License
CLUB PREMISES CERTIFICATE
This usually applies to members’ clubs, and is created to enable organisations such as the Royal British Legion and cricket clubs to supply alcohol and hold activities for their members and guests.