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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Phoenix Theatre

Breathes life into well-crafted stories

three stars

86.12

1825 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 254-2151   Web Site
EIN: 86-0108839

Board Leadership
Jason Kush
President

CEO
Vincent VanVleet
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.12 three stars
  Financial 87.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Phoenix Theatre breathes life into well-crafted stories, to serve and benefit a growing, diverse and increasingly urban community. Phoenix Theatre, originally founded as the Phoenix Players in 1920, is the oldest arts organizations in Arizona and remains one of the oldest operating arts organizations in the country. Phoenix Theatre has launched stars in the industry, developed young audiences, introduced emerging playwrights and composers, created a space for alternative and experimental theatre, and hosted world premieres. Most importantly, it remains at the center of an active arts complex serving its audiences by creating dynamic, professional productions while following its mission of educating and elevating the growing Phoenix artistic and cultural community.

Phoenix Theatre breathes life into well-crafted stories, to serve and benefit a growing, diverse and increasingly urban community. Phoenix Theatre, originally founded as the Phoenix Players in 1920, is the oldest arts organizations in Arizona and remains one of the oldest operating arts organizations in the country. Phoenix Theatre has launched stars in the industry, developed young audiences, introduced emerging playwrights and composers, created a space for alternative and experimental theatre, and hosted world premieres. Most importantly, it remains at the center of an active arts complex serving its audiences by creating dynamic, professional productions while following its mission of educating and elevating the growing Phoenix artistic and cultural community.

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Financial

three stars

87.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
67.0%
  Administrative Expenses 24.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.66
  Program Expenses Growth 9.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Phoenix Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Phoenix Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Phoenix Theatre (AZ) 86.12 three stars
Kansas City Repertory Theatre (MO) 85.12 three stars
California Shakespeare Theater (CA) 87.93 three stars
Center Stage (MD) 86.65 three stars
Manhattan Theatre Club (NY) 92.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,273,995
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $369,100
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $69,055
Total Contributions $3,712,150
   Program Service Revenue $4,801,608
Total Primary Revenue $8,513,758
   Other Revenue $-84,593
TOTAL REVENUE $8,429,165
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,545,123
   Administrative Expenses $1,744,446
   Fundraising Expenses $723,798
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,013,367
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,415,798
   
Net Assets $16,354,970

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
Subscription Series $4,417,929 97.2%
Education $127,194 2.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 86.12 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 83.20 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 86.15 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 83.96 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.26 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.40 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2015 78.06 two stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 78.20 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2013 84.46 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 86-0108839
Name in IRS Master File PHOENIX THEATRE INC
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(318) Other recreational activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 August, 1945
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,323 1.80% Vincent Vanvleet Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$148,230 2.11% Michael Barnard Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Phoenix Theatre (AZ) 86.12 three stars
Barrington Stage Company (MA) 90.61 four stars
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 97.36 four stars
Ensemble Theatre Company (CA) 91.11 four stars
Indiana Repertory Theatre (IN) 88.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Phoenix Theatre
1825 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
tel: (602) 254-2151
EIN: 86-0108839

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Board Leadership

Jason Kush
President

CEO

Vincent VanVleet
Managing Director

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