Everything you need to know about Orchestra Tax Relief (online event)


United Kingdom
Tuesday, 12 July 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Ticket price: 
About the event: 

Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) is one of the Creative Industries Tax relief schemes. Until April 2023, instrumental groups will be able to claim back up to 50% of their annual production costs via this scheme. If your group is keen to find out more about this potential income boost, this event will cover everything you need to know.

So far, our member instrumental groups have saved over £300,000 to re-invest in future events and projects. Many more groups could be benefitting from this scheme. Making Music will work with you to submit the claim on your behalf by preparing your accounts and application and handling the submission process to HMRC and Companies House so that you can sit back and wait for the money to come to you.

You do not need to be an orchestra to make a claim, nor have paid tax or registered with HMRC before. All you need is to be putting on events where 12 or more instrumentalists are the focus, and you will be eligible for the scheme. It’s likely that your usual performances will already qualify for OTR, so it’s money for what you’re doing anyway!

This event is an opportunity to ask our team any questions you might have about the scheme or our service, and discover more about how your group can benefit from it.  

There will be an opportunity to ask questions via the chat function during the event.

Who this event is for:
This event is for anyone in an instrumental group of 12 or more people, who is interested in finding out more about Orchestra Tax Relief.

As our events are in high demand, we are requesting that only one person per group books to attend, to allow as many different groups as possible to benefit.

Cost: FREE for members and non-members

We will be using Zoom to host the meeting, and will send the joining link by email, one hour before the event is due to start.

Places are limited, so reserve yours now.

Please read the event information below before reserving your place.

Reserve your tickets now

Registration for this event closes at 3pm on Tuesday 12 July.

Event information:

  • This event includes a powerpoint presentation (slides will be sent out in advance)
  • Questions will be taken via the chat function at this event
  • Automated closed captions (subtitles) will be available at this event. If you require live captioning, please contact us to request this

Expected event schedule:

  • 5pm: welcome and how we will use the Zoom features during the event
  • 5.05pm: updates from Making Music
  • 5.10pm: event topic
  • 6.30pm: finish

Timings may vary on the day.

Recording information:
We will record this event, for sending to participants.

  • We will announce at the beginning of the event if a recording is being made and what it will be used for
  • We will usually record in speaker view, meaning only people who speak will be recorded
  • If you speak, your image and voice will be captured in the recording
  • Attendee names as displayed in a Zoom meeting will not be captured in the recording
  • If you do not want your image to be captured, you may turn off your camera during the event. However, please be aware that if you do, your name will be displayed in place of your image, unless you have uploaded an image to your profile in Zoom
  • Breakout rooms will not normally be recorded
  • Your comments in the chat box will not form part of the recording

By booking a place and attending this event, you consent to being recorded in this way.

Inclusivity statement:
We aim to make our events as accessible as possible. If you have any particular accessibility requirements or if there is anything else we can do to help make the event a better experience for you, please let us know.

Cancellation policy:

Making Music reserves the right to cancel an event due to low attendance numbers, adverse weather conditions or other circumstances which make it no longer possible to run the event. If you have booked a place and Making Music cancels the event, we will offer you a full refund where applicable.