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Film classification

Films that are to be shown to a public audience must be given a classification rating.

If you’re a film maker or promoter, you can apply to the following:

Apply for a film classification

To apply for the classification or reclassification of a film to be shown in the Borough of Tunbridge Wells, you must make your request in writing on the Council’s application form a minimum of 28 days before the proposed screening.  The Council can only guarantee a film will be classified in time for it to be screened if it receives the request within the 28-day notice period.

Applicants are advised to read the Council’s policy before submitting the application form.

The Council will issue a Notice of Determination of the application within five working days from the date of the viewing.

To obtain an application form, please email

Where to send your application:

Tunbridge Wells Licensing Department
Town Hall
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1RS


Please see our fees and charges page for further details.

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