Fire safety risk assessment: theatres, cinemas and similar premises

Guidance about completing a fire safety risk assessment for people responsible for theatres, cinemas and similar premises.



This guide is for all employers, managers, occupiers and owners both professional and amateur of premises where the main use of the building (or part of the building) is a theatre, cinema or multi-screen cinema or a combination of these. This guide also includes buildings converted to cinemas or theatres.

Examples include:

  • theatres
  • cinemas
  • concert halls

This guide does not include temporary structures and marquees or tents used as theatres or cinemas.

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