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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29

Stage entertainments in unlicensed Theatres prohibited

Stage entertainments in unlicensed Theatres prohibited.

1. From and after the passing of this Ordinance if any person or persons shall within the City of Dunedin or within any other place to which the provisions of this Ordinance shall be made applicable by Proclamation of the Superintendent in the Provincial Government Gazette act represent or perform or cause to be acted represented or performed for hire gain or reward any interlude tragedy opera comedy stage play farce burletta melodrama pantomime or any stage dancing tumbling or horsemanship or any other entertainment of the stage whatsover to which admission shall or may be procured by payment of money or by tickets or by the purchase of any article as a condition of admission or by any other means token or consideration as the price hire or rent of admission or if any person or persons shall take or receive or cause to be taken or received any money goods or valuable thing whatsoever by way of rent fee or reward for the use or hire of any house room building garden or place wherein such entertainments of the stage as aforesaid shall be acted represented performed or exhibited or being the owner or occupier thereof shall knowingly permit or suffer the same to be used and applied every such person shall in case the place wherein such entertainments shall be acted represented performed or exhibited be without the written authority or license of the said Superintendent upon being lawfully convicted forfeit and pay for every such offence any sum not exceeding fifty pounds.