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Entertainment Licensing

COVID-19 hours: Our office is closed to the public, but we have staff working remotely. You may reach us Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., by emailing MOCAL@boston.gov or calling 617-635-4165SMS đổi trò chơi đổi thưởng. You can meet virtually with Licensing staff to ask your renewal or licensing questions Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 3 p.m. (passcode 123456)

COVID-19 updates:
  • Entertainment license renewal fees: Live entertainment fees for 2021 entertainment renewal applications have been automatically waived. Licensees who are not permitted until Phase 4 may email Entertainment2021@boston.gov to request a fee waiver of the non-live entertainment. Other licensees who are permitted to open before Phase 4 may email Entertainment2021@boston.gov to request a fee reduction for the 3 months when there was a state-mandated closure. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Licensees should submit the online renewal applications without the payment. Licensing staff will give further instructions regarding the fee waiver requests and payment.
  • Entertainment license renewals begin Monday, October 19, 2020, until Monday, December 14, 2020. Renewal instructions have been mailed out and licensees may . In-person renewals are discouraged and will require an appointment. .
  • Advisory regarding live entertainment: The Board issued an Advisory on October 19, 2020, regarding live entertainment in restaurants and theater and performance venues.
  • Read the guidance on hosting an outdoor drive-in theater or outdoor theater as part of Step 1 of Phase 3.

View all COVID-19 advisories


We license and regulate entertainment activities in Boston. We maintain safety and order in Boston's restaurants and nightclubs through the licensing and monitoring of entertainment activities. Find out more about our work.

1 City Hall Square, Room 817
Boston, MA 02201-2039
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