Public performances of stage plays must be licensed under the Theatres Act 1968.
The definition of a play includes any dramatic piece, involving speech, singing or action and the playing of a role. Ballets and musicals are also included in this definition.
The holder of a Theatre Licence is not required to obtain a Public Entertainment Licence under the provisions of Section 41(2) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.
To apply for a licence, return your completed application form with the appropriate fee to the Licensing Section.
If you plan to submit your application at our Service Desk, you must make an appointment using our online booking system.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays. Read more about Licensing Appointments.
Alternatively You can submit your application by post to the following address:Licensing SectionGlasgow City CouncilCity ChambersGeorge SquareGlasgow G2 1DU
We recommend that you send the application by Recorded Delivery/Special Delivery to ensure that it is received.
Please refer to our Fees and Charges [120kb] document for details of the current fees and accepted payment methods.
The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.