Temporary Event Notices

A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) can allow you to provide licensable activities at a venue where there is no premises licence in place or where the existing premises licence does not permit the licensable activity or hours you may require for a one off event for up to 499 people (including staff).

The key features of a TEN are that:

  • It is held by an individual (who must be 18 or over whether a or not they hold a personal licence)
  • It can last no more than 7 days for one event (without a 24 hour gap between the last and next event at the same location)
  • There is a limit on the number of days per year that a premises can make use of a TEN (maximum 21 days)
  • The number of TENs an individual can apply for depend upon whether you are a personal licence holder
  • Only the police and environmental health can object to a TEN

There are strict rules on giving notice for a TEN, which are no less than 10 working days for a standard TEN and no less than 5 working days for a late TEN.

The process can seem quite daunting but do not worry, get in touch with our friendly team and we can advise you on the prospects of success as well as assist by submitting the TEN on your behalf.

We can help you with:

  • Drafting and submitting TEN
  • Liaising and negotiating with responsible authorities
  • Representation at hearing (if a hearing is required)

Meet the team

Karen Lush

Associate and Head of Licensing

Sandra Graham

Solicitor and Notary Public

Julia Palmer


Lionel Fynn