Production Budgets [online via Zoom]

Thursday 12 November 2020 10.00am - 12.00pm

This 2 hour session will look at the key aspects of creating a successful production budget as a vital component to funding applications and project planning.

*In this session we aim to cover *:
- Production expenditure and hidden costs (Per diems, relocation and employment costs etc.)
- Industry standards & ITC rates of pay
- Not under selling yourself & valuing one's work
- Match funding, in kind support and sponsorship
- Theatre Tax Relief
- Timeline and cash flow
- Monitoring and evaluation

Target Audience
This two-hour session is aimed at those who are new to budgeting and/or want to be more confident with the fundamental building blocks. The course will demystify how to create a budget, what to include and help to better understand budgeting terminology.

This two hour session is a mix of trainer’s presentation and group discussion. There will be opportunity to ask questions and share your own experiences.

"I really appreciated the fact there were both instructors in order help us understand more complicated issues gave real examples from their professional experience." Summer School Participant

Zoe Bateman, ITC's General Manager
Zoe studied Performing Arts at London Metropolitan University. She has worked for the King's Head Theatre, Ustinov Studio: Bath Theatre Royal and Barbican Centre and prior to ITC for Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, where she was General Manager. Zoe is responsible for ITC's finances including annual/project budgeting, bookkeeping, management and annual accounts and payroll.

Thea Stanton, ITC's Communications Manager and an Independent Producer
After studying Drama at Bristol University, Thea went on to complete a Masters in Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In addition to her own independent producing, Thea has worked at Punchdrunk Enrichment, The Barbican, Trinity Laban Creative Learning Department, Spontaneous Combustion Festival, Battersea Arts Centre and Tavaziva Dance. She has also been invited to lecture on her experiences of cross arts collaboration at Arts University Bournemouth, Goldsmiths and Trinity Laban.

How to Book

Book your place via this web page. Places are limited.
The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions. Please read Top Tips for using Zoom below for ensure the smooth running on the session.

As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

For more information or to discuss access needs, please email us

Top Tips for using Zoom

  • Make sure you have a strong reliable internet connection. This is imperative to getting the most out of the session and connecting with people.
  • It is best to use Zoom on a PC or laptop, tablets can be used but some of the features are limited.
  • Your video/webcam and microphone will need to be on for this course.
  • If possible, try to use a headset instead of your computer’s built-in audio. Zoom works just fine with the built-ins, but the quality is even sharper with higher quality hardware.
  • Your camera should be at eye level. Adjust your camera if it is too low or high, if possible seeing you from the chest or waist up is good, instead of just seeing your face. Make sure you have a comfortable chair.
  • Lighting can make a difference - position yourself so that most of the light is coming from in front of you (behind your monitor), instead of behind you. If you have a window behind you, shut the blinds, otherwise your face will be difficult to see.
  • Find a quiet space for the duration, shut the door, ask people not to disturb you, silence all notifications from all devices, including phones and mute yourself as necessary.
  • Have some water to drink, a notebook and a pen available.