Theatres

East Dunbartonshire Council's Legal and Democratic Services department is responsible for the processing of all licence applications including Theatre Licences.

In addition to the delegated powers to grant licences, the Council's Civic Government Appeals Board is the licensing authority for miscellaneous applications under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 which include the licensing of Theatres.

Licence summary  

If you run a theatre it must be licensed by East Dunbartonshire Council.

You must comply with any conditions attached to a licence.

Eligibility Criteria 

No provision in legislation

Apply for a Theatre licence 

Fee

A fee is payable with the licence application:

  • £79 for 1 year

Will Tacit Consent Apply? 

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the 130 day period permitted for final determination of applications. 

There are two ways of applying:

  • download an application form to be completed and submitted to the address shown.
  • apply online using the appropriate link.

Application for a Theatre Licence - apply online

 

Application to change a Theatre Licence 

If you wish to make a change to your existing licence, please contact the Licensing Team on the contact details provided.

Application to renew a Theatre Licence 

Licence summary

If you run a theatre in East Dunbartonshire and wish to renew your licence you must re-apply to East Dunbartonshire Council.

Fee

The fee is £79

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes

Redress

Failed Application Redress

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Licence Holder Redress

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Consumer Complaint 

If you wish to appeal against a decision to grant a licence and you are a valid objector, you may do so to the local sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

 

Contact Details: Licensing Team