Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1927

Sale of intoxicating liquor in theatres.

21.—(1) The provisions of this Act in relation to prohibited hours shall not apply to a theatre.

(2) In this section the expression “permitted time” means a period beginning half an hour before the commencement of a performance in the theatre in respect of which the expression is used and ending half an hour after the termination of such performance.

(3) It shall not be lawful to sell or expose for sale by retail any intoxicating liquor in any theatre—

(a) at any time other than during a permitted time, or

(b) to any person other than persons who either—

(i) are then employed in the theatre, or

(ii) have engaged or paid for seats in the theatre for the performance taking or which took place during the permitted time or either of the permitted times then current, or

(c) in any part of the theatre which is then accessible to persons other than those persons to whom intoxicating liquor may then be sold in such theatre.

(4) Every person who sells or exposes for sale by retail any intoxicating liquor in a theatre in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds or, in the case of a second or any subsequent offence, at the discretion of the Court to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months and also in the case of such second or subsequent offence, in the discretion of the Court to forfeiture of the theatre licence.