Temporary event notice: guidance notes

Guidance on applying for a temporary event notice (TEN) for unlicensed premises in England and Wales.

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This guidance has been superseded by alcohol licensing: temporary event notice forms.


Temporary event notice guidance notes

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You will need to apply for a TEN if you want to carry out a licensable activity on unlicensed premises in England or Wales.

Licensable activity includes:

  • selling and serving alcohol
  • providing entertainment
  • serving hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am

The document above give guidance on TENs and the application process.

More information about TENs is also available.

Published 9 April 2013