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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

California Shakespeare Theater

Expanding the possible

three stars

85.66

21 Orinda Way Suite C PMB 509
Orinda, CA 94563
tel: (510) 548-3422   Web Site
EIN: 51-0169452

Board Leadership
Kate Stechschulte
President

CEO
Sarah Williams
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.66 three stars
  Financial 82.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

California Shakespeare Theater, founded in 1974, strives for everyone, regardless of age, circumstance, or background, to discover the relevance of Shakespeare and the classics in their lives by: Making boldly imagined and deeply entertaining interpretations of Shakespeare and the classics; Providing in-depth, far-reaching creative educational opportunities; and by bringing disparate communities together around the creation of new American plays inspired by classic literature.

California Shakespeare Theater, founded in 1974, strives for everyone, regardless of age, circumstance, or background, to discover the relevance of Shakespeare and the classics in their lives by: Making boldly imagined and deeply entertaining interpretations of Shakespeare and the classics; Providing in-depth, far-reaching creative educational opportunities; and by bringing disparate communities together around the creation of new American plays inspired by classic literature.

Financial

three stars

82.97

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Shakespeare Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by California Shakespeare Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Shakespeare Theater (CA) 85.66 three stars
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (MD) 86.87 three stars
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 92.60 four stars
Westport Country Playhouse (CT) 89.39 three stars
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 92.52 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,044,937
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $100
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,045,037
   Program Service Revenue $2,000,546
Total Primary Revenue $4,045,583
   Other Revenue $311,190
TOTAL REVENUE $4,356,773
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,596,014
   Administrative Expenses $1,205,701
   Fundraising Expenses $442,894
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,244,609
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,887,836
   
Net Assets $5,216,619

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Main Stage Season $3,869,596 84.2%
Artistic Learning $441,715 9.6%
Artistic Engagement $284,703 6.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 85.66 three stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 87.93 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 88.42 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 90.49 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 91.62 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.86 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 91.65 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.33 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 87.98 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 87.94 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0169452
Name in IRS Master File CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$38,462 0.61% Sarah Williams Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$135,384 2.16% Eric Ting Artistic Director, VP
$75,192 1.20% Tirzah Tyler Interim Managing Director
$2,760 0.04% Susanna Falk Former Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Shakespeare Theater (CA) 85.66 three stars
Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HI) 88.70 three stars
Hartford Stage (CT) 91.13 four stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 86.01 three stars
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 87.70 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

California Shakespeare Theater
21 Orinda Way
Suite C PMB 509
Orinda, CA 94563
tel: (510) 548-3422
fax: (510) 295-2402
EIN: 51-0169452

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Board Leadership

Kate Stechschulte
President

CEO

Sarah Williams
Managing Director

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