Production Accounting

Following training from leading theatrical production accountant Neil Laidlaw, DEM Productions can provide a first-class service in operating and collating accounts to prepare reports for investors and auditors, including preparation and optimisation of theatre tax credit filings. We also offer payroll services, completing weekly payroll for all staff and invoices, distributing payslips and adhering to tax regulations.

Services we provide include: 

  • Payroll services – including freelance and PAYE

  • Budgeting and pricing assistance and advice

  • Recoupment schedules

  • Cash Flow forecasts

  • General reporting for General Management and Producers

  • Investor reports

  • Theatre tax credit advice, preparation and submission

  • VAT – registration, preparation and submission of returns

  • Weekly Pay Runs/Payroll Management including all pre-production processing of invoices

  • Maintaining and issuing of petty cash requirements

  • Raising invoices

  • Ensuring tax compliance

  • End of year accounts processing and submission

  • Audits of accounts when required

Current & Previous Production Accounting includes:

  • Hartshorn-Hook Productions incl. immersive shows The Great Gatsby and Doctor Who: Time Fracture

  • Aria Entertainment incl. The Last 5 Years; HAIR (UK and Intl. Tour); The Night of the Living Dead

  • Sadler's Wells Productions

  • CanadaHub Season (Edinburgh Fringe, Summerhall)

  • Three Sisters (Maly Drama Theatre, Vaudeville Theatre) 

  • Counting Sheep (Belarus Free Theatre, Vaults) 

  • Tartuffe (Wild Yak, Theatre Royal Haymarket)

  • Maly Drama Theatre Russian Season (Theatre Royal Haymarket)