Theatre Tax Relief

From 1 September 2014, eligible theatre companies can now claim theatre tax relief from HMRC.

If you are touring the production, the repayable tax credit will be 25% of the qualifying expenses. Other theatre productions can claim a repayable tax credit of 20% of the qualifying expenses.


  • at least 25% of the core expenses must be incurred in the UK or remainder of the EU
  • the theatre company must also be responsible for producing the content of the shows

The tax credit will be claimed through the company's tax return for the period.

Bambridge Accountants specialises in the creative industries and the creative industry tax reliefs. If you would like a copy of our detailed brochure on theatre tax relief, or any further information, please send us an email -