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.
Under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, applications have a minimum consultation period of 21 days to allow for any objections to be received. Applications can then be considered and processed. Civic Government licences are not transferable. You will need to re-apply in your own/your company name.
The Licensing Board considers applications, and then grants or refuses applications for licences for such things as selling or supplying alcohol and operating gambling premises. Licensing Board fees are set by the Scottish Government. Civic Government fees are set by the Council and reviewed annually. They are set to meet the costs of administering the Service.