The government has made the Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 (SI 2014/3253), which deregulates aspects of entertainment licensing under the Licensing Act 2003.
When it comes into force on 6 April 2015, it will, among other things:
- raise the audience ceiling for unregulated events on alcohol-licensed premises to 500;
- deregulate events held by local authorities, hospitals, and schools; and
- remove licensing requirements for circus performances and for Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling events with an audience of up to 1,000 people.