Our policies for licensing sexual entertainment venues, sex shops, and sex cinemas, standard conditions, local area profile, and equality impact assessment.

Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 we can control licensing of sexual entertainment venues, sex shops or sex cinemas in Bristol. 

This can include:

  • granting, renewing, or refusing licences 
  • setting terms and conditions
  • agreeing to waive the need for a licence

Sex establishment policy

Our  pdf sex establishment policy (281 KB)  came into force on 2 August 2022. 

It includes:

  • who needs to apply for a licence 
  • how we decide when to grant or refuse an application

Standard conditions

Our  pdf sex establishment standard conditions (180 KB) includes a code of conduct and rules that establishments, performers and audiences must follow.

Local area profile

The pdf sex establishment local area profile (120 KB) provides guidance to applicants, operators and the public about the types of licensed and unlicensed venues in Bristol.

Equality impact assessment

The  pdf equality impact assessment (451 KB) reviews the impact of our policy under the Equality Act 2010.