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Entertainment

If you wish to sell alcohol then you will need a licence. This includes events where alcohol is provided following the purchase of an entrance ticket.
In terms of the Cinemas Act 1985 cinema premises require to be licensed by their local authority, this licensing scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team.
In terms of the Fireworks (Scotland) Regulations 2004 the use of an adult firework (as defined in the 2004 Regulations) between the hours of 11pm and 7am is prohibited. However, professional organisers or operators of firework displays can apply for dispensations from this prohibition. The firework dispensation scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team.
West Lothian Council operates an Indoor Sports Entertainment licensing scheme, this licensing scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team.
West Lothian Council operates a public entertainment licensing scheme (which includes firework displays) this licensing scheme is administered by the Council's Licensing Team.
Information on holding public processions (parades) in West Lothian and how to make a representation about the procession or a complaint about the notification process.
In terms of the Theatres Act 1968 theatre premises used to be required to be licensed by their local authority. The Theatres Act 1968 was repealed on 21 January 2021, all previous theatre licences have now ceased to have effect.

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