The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29
Building to be used as a theatre to be surveyed before license granted
Building to be used as a theatre to be surveyed before license granted.
10. In order to provide as far as possible against accident to the public from the insecurity of any house room building or place sought to be licensed as a theatre or from any alarm while people are assembled therein before granting such license it shall be lawful for the Superintendent at the expense of the applicant to order a survey of such building or place by a person of skill and a report to be made to him with regard to the strength and safety of such building or place and the facilities it affords or otherwise for egress from the same in the event of any alarm from fire or other cause while any large number of persons is assembled therein and it shall be lawful for the Superintendent to withhold any such license in any case in which it shall appear that any alterations or other measures are requisite as precautions against accident until the same shall be performed.