Theatre Licence



The waiver of Excise Duty on on-trade liquor licences will not be extended to renewals in 2022.

You are entitled, as the holder of a Publican’s Licence (Ordinary) Theatre, to sell alcohol during the specified time to:

  • persons who have paid for seats for the performance taking place
  • and
  • theatre employees.

The specified time begins 30 minutes before the commencement of the performance and ends 30 minutes after the performance ends.

The holder of this licence can apply to the District Court for special exemption orders and operate a late-night premises.

The licensing period is from 1 October to 30 September. This licence will expire on 30 September each year regardless of the issue date.

The cost of this licence is €500 every year.

Next: First application for a Publican's Licence (Ordinary) Theatre Licence