A company can claim Theatre Tax Relief if:

  • it is a Theatrical Production Company (as defined here)
  • the production is a dramatic production (a play, an opera, a musical or other dramatic pieces) or a ballet
  • the primary focus is to perform the production live to a paying audience or for educational purposes
  • at least 25% of the core expenditure is spent within the European Economic Area (EEA)

The production will not qualify if it includes a competition, uses wild animals or is of a sexual nature.  It will also not qualify if the main purpose is to make a recording or advertise/promote goods or services.


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