Theatre

Specialist theatre accountants and business advisers

As specialist theatre accountants and business advisers, we know how much elbow grease as well as grease paint it takes to put on a show. This is why we are the go-to firm for theatre, both West End and regional, and hub for Broadway producers transferring shows to the UK.

Our specialist team is immersed in the sector, delivering advice tailored to the unique demands of the theatre industry. Accounts, compliance, tax, royalties, payroll queries…we can help you with all of it. Every time you raise the curtain, you can rest easy knowing you are supported by a team of theatre accountants as passionate as you are about your production’s success.

Our accountancy services to theatres include

Charity theatres
We have a wide range of youth, alternative and fringe theatre clients on our books who come to us for our unique combination of theatre expertise and specialist charity knowledge. Find out more about our nonprofit team here.

Compliance
Your year-end audit comes round, well, every year but you can rest easy with us in charge. We strive to make sure you meet compliance standards. We train our people to understand the sector; we don’t expect you to do it for us. This way, we ask the right people the right questions, saving you and your team time and minimising disruption. We take your running accounts and convert them into statutory accounts, working with your team to guarantee a process that is both efficient and timely. Click here for more information on production accounts.

Personal tax
For all cast, crew and creatives out there, we can handle all your personal tax for you. Receipts, expenses, invoices, subsistence, earnings, tax returns…it’s a messy business if you don’t have a specialist theatre accountant waiting in the wings. Click here for more information on royalty audits.

Click here for advice for foreign entertainers.

Tax structuring
For larger productions or those transferring to the UK from the US, you need the correct vehicles and tax structure for incoming investment. You want to be in a position to recoup as quickly as possible, so you don’t want to be paying too much tax. Tax structuring is complex. But we’ve been doing it for decades and know it all off by heart. And with our links to specialist lawyers and associate firms across the globe, we make sure that you are looked after both in the UK and overseas. Click here for more information on theatre tax reliefs.

Mark Twum-Ampofo heads the market leading theatre practice at accountants and business advisers Moore Kingston Smith, supporting his clients in the business of running a theatrical production, whether that be the initial set up and structuring, production accounting during pre-production and running phases, or tax theatre tax relief, and all aspects of compliance. Rooted in… Read more

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