You need to submit a temporary event notice (TEN) if you want to carry out a licensable activity, that is:

  • selling or supplying alcohol

  • late night refreshment (hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am) or

  • regulated entertainment such as music, dancing and indoor sporting events.

You must be at least 18 to apply for a TEN.

TENs can also be used by licensed premises wanting to extend the terms of their licence for a one-off event, for example to sell alcohol for an extended period on special occasions.

Temporary events cannot last longer than seven days and there must be at least 24 hours between events organised by the same person. 

Your event must have fewer than 500 people at any one time - including staff running the event.

There are two types of temporary event notice:

  • a standard notice, which is submitted at least ten working days before the event (working days do not include the day that the notice is submitted or the day of the event)

  • a late notice, which is submitted between nine and five working days before the event.

If you submit your notice less than five days before the event it will automatically be rejected.

Further information on TENS can be found on GOV.UK

How do I apply?

Complete and submit the application form and pay the fee online.

Apply for a Temporary Event Notice


Temporary event notice application: £21.

Does tacit consent apply?

No. This means you cannot hold a temporary event until you receive consent from us.