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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

People's Light & Theatre Company

Committed to excellence with passion and discipline

three stars

87.60

39 Conestoga Road Malvern, PA 19355
tel: (610) 647-1900   Web Site
EIN: 23-7313407

Board Leadership
Kenneth B. Mumma
President

CEO
Abigail Adams
Executive Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.60 three stars
  Financial 83.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1974, People's Light, a professional theatre in Chester County, Pennsylvania, makes plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire, and engage our community. We extend our mission of making and experiencing theatre through arts education programs that excite curiosity about, and deepen understanding of, the world around us. These plays and programs bring people together and provide opportunities for reflection, discovery, and celebration.

In our 8-9 play season, we produce classics and contemporary plays, and commission and produce new work: of our 444 productions, over a third (167) have been world or regional premieres. We enhance our stage work with a variety of Surround Activities that connect us with many communities near our 7-acre Malvern campus. Arts Discovery extends our mission with school residencies, student matinees that bring youth from area schools to People's Light each year for free, and a broad array of theatre classes for grades K through 12.

Founded in 1974, People's Light, a professional theatre in Chester County, Pennsylvania, makes plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire, and engage our community. We extend our mission of making and experiencing theatre through arts education programs that excite curiosity about, and deepen understanding of, the world around us. These plays and programs bring people together and provide opportunities for reflection, discovery, and celebration.

In our 8-9 play season, we produce classics and contemporary plays, and commission and produce new work: of our 444 productions, over a third (167) have been world or regional premieres. We enhance our stage work with a variety of Surround Activities that connect us with many communities near our 7-acre Malvern campus. Arts Discovery extends our mission with school residencies, student matinees that bring youth from area schools to People's Light each year for free, and a broad array of theatre classes for grades K through 12.

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Financial

three stars

83.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth 1.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by People's Light & Theatre Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by People's Light & Theatre Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People's Light & Theatre Company (PA) 87.60 three stars
Roundabout Theatre Company (NY) 89.39 three stars
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 88.76 three stars
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 97.36 four stars
MCC Theater (NY) 86.28 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,605,012
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $129,887
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $101,480
Total Contributions $1,836,379
   Program Service Revenue $1,889,399
Total Primary Revenue $3,725,778
   Other Revenue $474,935
TOTAL REVENUE $4,200,713
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,085,930
   Administrative Expenses $1,362,597
   Fundraising Expenses $476,262
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,924,789
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,724,076
   
Net Assets $12,950,012

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
Mainstage Series $3,915,947 95.8%
Arts Discovery, Outreach Programs, and Theatre School $169,983 4.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 03/01/2020 87.60 three stars
2017-08 02/01/2019 88.74 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 92.76 four stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 85.40 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 87.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 88.27 three stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 84.10 three stars
2012-08 03/01/2014 90.82 four 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 23-7313407
Name in IRS Master File PEOPLES LIGHT & THEATRE CO
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 (88) Community theatrical group
(149) Other instruction and training
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 July, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$157,591 2.65% Abigail Adams CEO, Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
People's Light & Theatre Company (PA) 87.60 three stars
Roundabout Theatre Company (NY) 89.39 three stars
Lyric Theatre (OK) 90.54 four stars
Westport Country Playhouse (CT) 89.39 three stars
Warner Theatre (CT) 86.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

People's Light & Theatre Company
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355
tel: (610) 647-1900
fax: (610) 640-9521
EIN: 23-7313407

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Board Leadership

Kenneth B. Mumma
President

CEO

Abigail Adams
Executive Artistic Director

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