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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Professional theatre for young audiences.

four stars

96.44

4015 Redbank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227
tel: (513) 569-8080   Web Site
EIN: 31-6026285

Board Leadership
Greg Adams
Chairman

CEO
Kim Kern
Managing Director & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.44 four stars
  Financial 96.95 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1919, the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is the oldest professional theater for young audiences in the country. The mission of TCT is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming. Today, TCT brings art to life through three divisions: TCT MainStage, TCT on Tour and TCT Academy. Through our MainStage and touring productions as well as our Academy performing arts instruction for children ages 2-18, we reach over 200,000 people annually.

Founded in 1919, the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is the oldest professional theater for young audiences in the country. The mission of TCT is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming. Today, TCT brings art to life through three divisions: TCT MainStage, TCT on Tour and TCT Academy. Through our MainStage and touring productions as well as our Academy performing arts instruction for children ages 2-18, we reach over 200,000 people annually.

Financial

four stars

96.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.48
  Program Expenses Growth 13.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (OH) 96.44 four stars
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 92.60 four stars
Indiana Repertory Theatre (IN) 87.60 three stars
Playwrights Horizons (NY) 92.52 four stars
Marin Shakespeare Company (CA) 90.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,582,629
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $32,171
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,614,800
   Program Service Revenue $1,703,138
Total Primary Revenue $3,317,938
   Other Revenue $482,025
TOTAL REVENUE $3,799,963
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,483,438
   Administrative Expenses $489,935
   Fundraising Expenses $212,888
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,186,261
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-386,298
   
Net Assets $11,225,230

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 at the Taft Theatre $2,554,430 73.3%
On Tour and Workshops $384,562 11.0%
TCT Academy for Children $286,908 8.2%

Ratings History
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 05/01/2021 96.44 four stars
2018-05 09/01/2020 96.29 four stars
2018-05 07/01/2019 89.12 three stars
2017-05 06/01/2018 82.83 three stars
2016-05 05/01/2017 82.19 three stars
2015-05 06/01/2016 82.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-05 03/01/2016 82.68 three stars
2014-05 09/01/2015 81.08 three stars
2013-05 07/01/2014 80.92 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 31-6026285
Name in IRS Master File CHILDRENS THEATRE OF CINCINNATI
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
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 July, 1949
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,771 2.95% Kim Kern Managing Director & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (OH) 96.44 four stars
Theatre for a New Audience (NY) 90.88 four stars
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 86.45 three stars
City Theatre (PA) 85.74 three stars
Victory Garden Theater (IL) 91.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati
4015 Redbank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
tel: (513) 569-8080
EIN: 31-6026285

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Board Leadership

Greg Adams
Chairman

CEO

Kim Kern
Managing Director & CEO

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