If you want to carry out licensable activities from a particular venue, you will need to contact your local authority to apply for a premises licence. Licensable activities include:
- Selling alcohol
- Serving alcohol (even if it’s free or included in the price of a ticket or entry to an event)
- Serving hot food and drinks between 11pm and 5am
- Providing entertainment (theatre, film, outdoor sporting, live music, dance performance, nightclub)
You still need a licence even if the activities are for charity – but you may not have to pay for it.