Experiencing the Show Budget Blues?
The budgeting struggle is real! When you're in charge of a show's budget you have to see everything from 10k feet above and all the microscopic details at the same time. It's the only way to track the right things and make the most informed decisions.
That’s why we created The Show Budget Blueprint. This is our daily HUB for setting budget goals, tracking results, planning revenue generators, and centralizing all the automated accounting we need to get more done in less time… with less math! And we’re psyched to share it with you!
Consider it your daily budget sidekick that helps you reclaim time for your show and crush your budget goals!
We created our dream budgeting system to reclaim our time & maximize revenue and we’re sharing it with you!
It’s a game-changer for theatre-makers and absolutely indispensable for teams!
Budget Prep Tabs
Ideal Budget Exercise
Expense Category Generator
Revenue Category Generator
Budget Check-in Outline
Get your show off to the best start possible and get more done in less time with these tools inspired by proven budgeting methods – ideal budget exercise illuminating needs, wants, and challenges, expense categorization, revenue categorization and scheduling regular budget check-in time.
These are the tools we use to stay focused on what’s most important, know exactly how our budget is tracking and prevent mental fatigue!
One-stop-shop for the 50K view of your budget
Percentage of budget spent
How many ticket sales to break-even
Estimated vs. Actual Expenses & Revenue
Expense Category Breakdown Chart
The key to reaching your budget goals is to know your numbers! These tools will help you set budget goals, keep track of results, and manage your expenses precisely.
Forecast & Track Sponsorships, Ad Sales, and Tickets
Forecast revenue sales for Sponsorships, Ad Sales, and Tickets - both varied and single ticket prices
Track exactly how forecasts are matching with actual sales
Spells out exactly what is needed to hit sales goals
Selling sponsorships, ads, and tickets can easily eat up all your time with nothing to show for it if you’re not connecting the dots between your goals and actual sales. These are the tools we use to set reasonable goals and actually meet them by helping us work smarter, not harder!
Track Expenses & Revenue Easily
Track all expenses and revenue with the quick input system
Categorize each line item for precise budget tracking
Automations translate your expenses and revenue into the Budget dashboard so you see exactly where you are in an instant
Time spent hunting around for each expense and revenue item for your show is better spent on actually producing a great show…
That’s why the automated expense and revenue trackers organizes & centralizes the budget information you need in one place.
If you wear all the important hats in your production, you know that your time is your most valuable asset in a show…
If there’s ever a moment you can’t answer the question,
“How is my show's budget right now?”…
There’s a pretty good chance you’ll spend your time just doing things that keep you busy but never get you where you want to be.
The answer isn’t to pile on more overwhelm…
It’s about having a budget that not only focuses your energy in the right place, but reduces the mental fatigue that’s keeping you from knowing exactly how your show is trending towards revenue.
The Show Budget Blueprint was designed for the unique needs of theatre productions to help you reclaim your time and stay focused on what matters: creating a great show.
Hi, nice to meet ya!
I'm Jennifer Lutz.
Like you, I sometimes get overwhelmed by all the moving pieces involved in tracking my show budget…
I knew I needed a tool to help streamline the budget processes and help make informed decisions day-to-day to keep us on task and under budget…
I've tried all the popular budgeting tools and apps but there were always gaps and inconveniences that I didn't have time to workaround.
So when nobody invented the show budget we needed, I created my own!
Customized for the unique needs of theatre productions, The Show Budget Blueprint includes my favorite budgeting systems I've developed over years to help us meet our show budget goals and work smarter … and I hope you’ll love it too!
I'M A CREATIVE, WHY SHOULD I BE BOTHERED WITH BUDGETING?
IS THE DASHBOARD ONLY AVAILABLE FOR GOOGLE SHEETS?
DO YOU OFFER A MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE?
DO YOU PROVIDE INSTRUCTION FOR USING THE BLUEPRINT & GOOGLE SHEETS?
Are you ready to swap being overwhelmed with spending your time working in the zone?
The Show Budget Blueprint
10 Show Budget Blueprint Tabs in Google Sheets
Pre-Production Budget Planning Exercises
Auto-Generated Expenses & Revenue Categories
Dashboard Tracking with Charts for Estimated versus Actual Revenue & Pie Chart Expenses
Forecast & Tracking Sponsorship, Ad Sales, and Ticket Tracking
BONUS: Step-By-Step Budgeting Blueprint Video Tutorial