A cabaret licence is given to a place that sells alcohol and wants to have dancing or live entertainment for its customers. A cabaret licence is needed for a number of different kinds of places.
A cabaret licence is needed for a theatre that shows plays and sells alcoholic drinks to its customers. A cabaret licence is also needed for a bar that has live bands play there. Another type of place that needs a cabaret licence is a nightclub where people dance. To get a liquor licence and a cabaret licence, you have to fill out two different applications, which are often handled by two different government agencies.