Do you need a licence to feature a live musician/s in your restaurant?
The short answer to this is that you don’t need a licence if some basic criteria are met.
This information is taken directly from the Government website entertainment licensing page. Find out more →
“… A licence is not required to stage a performance of live music, or the playing of recorded music if:
it takes place between 8AM and 11PM; and
it takes place at an alcohol on-licensed premises; and
the audience is no more than 500 people”
Live Solos UK is still investigating this issue further (such as the implications of having a musician play beyond 11pm), but for now we think it’s clear that no licence is required.
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