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Private Places of Entertainment (Licensing) Act 1967

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2Certain private places of entertainment to require licences.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, no premises in an area to which this Act applies shall be used for any of the following purposes, that is to say, dancing, music or any other entertainment of the like kind which—

(a)is not public within the meaning of the enactment mentioned in section 1(1) of this Act in force in that area; but

(b)is promoted for private gain,

except under and in accordance with the terms of a licence granted under this Act by the licensing authority.

(2)Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to the use for any of the purposes mentioned in that subsection of, or of any part of—

(a)any premises licensed under any enactment mentioned in section 1(1) of this Act during the hours for which those premises are permitted to be open in accordance with that enactment; or

(b)licensed premises or a licensed canteen within the meaning of the Licensing Act 1964 or premises in respect of which a club or other body is registered under Part II of that Act.

(3)Section 7 of the Cinematograph Act 1952 (which provides that a licence shall not be required under any enactment for the regulation of public dancing, music or other public entertainment of the like kind by reason only of the showing of a film which includes representations of persons dancing or singing or which includes or is accompanied by music) shall apply to this Act as it applies to any such enactment; and a licence shall not be required under this Act by reason only of the performance at any premises of a stage play within the meaning of the Theatres Act 1843 or of the use of any premises for an entertainment which is provided there for the purpose of being broadcast for general reception.

(4)For the purposes of this section, where the proceeds of an entertainment promoted by a society to which this subsection extends are applied for any purpose calculated to benefit the society as a whole, the entertainment shall not be held to be promoted for private gain by reason only that the application of the proceeds for that purpose results in benefit to any person as an individual.

(5)The last foregoing subsection extends to any society which is established and conducted either—

(a)wholly for purposes other than purposes of any commercial undertaking; or

(b)wholly or mainly for the purpose of participation in or support of athletic sports or athletic games

(6)In the two last foregoing subsections " society " includes any club, institution, organisation or association of persons, by whatever name called, and any separate branch or section of such a club, institution, organisation or association.

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