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Theatrical wrestling school

Who needs a license?

Any facility that offers training in theatrical wrestling which is defined as the performance of sports entertainment in which:

  • 2 or more participants work together in a performance of mock combat in a ring for the purpose of entertainment;
  • The outcome is predetermined; and/or
  • The participants do not necessarily strive to win.

A theatrical wrestling school:

  • May hold wrestling events for training purposes at the school facility
  • May hold a limited number of wrestling events for training purposes off the school premises
  • May charge an event admission fee without a promoter license
  • Must feature at least 80% amateur participants at any wrestling event held by the school

Licensing requirements

To get a license, you must provide proof of:

  • An established place of business that offers training in theatrical wrestling.
  • An active tax registration through the Department of Revenue.

If you change your location or ownership, you must apply for a new license.

How to apply for a license

  1. Mail all of the following:
  2. Mail to:
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 9026
    Olympia, WA 98507

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