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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Great Lakes Theater

Bringing the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience

three stars

88.50

1501 Euclid Avenue Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44115
tel: (216) 241-5490   Web Site
EIN: 34-0901212

Board Leadership
Thomas G. Stafford
Chair

CEO
Bob Taylor
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.50 three stars
  Financial 88.04 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), northeast Ohio's professional classic theater since 1962, is one of the nation's pre-eminent regional theater companies. GLT, which features a resident company of artists, brings the world's greatest plays to life each season from September through May in its revolutionary home at the re-imagined Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. The company also presents the region's annual production of A Christmas Carol at PlayhouseSquare's Ohio Theatre. The mission of Great Lakes Theater, through its main stage productions and its education programs, is to bring the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience.

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), northeast Ohio's professional classic theater since 1962, is one of the nation's pre-eminent regional theater companies. GLT, which features a resident company of artists, brings the world's greatest plays to life each season from September through May in its revolutionary home at the re-imagined Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. The company also presents the region's annual production of A Christmas Carol at PlayhouseSquare's Ohio Theatre. The mission of Great Lakes Theater, through its main stage productions and its education programs, is to bring the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience.

Financial

three stars

88.04

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Lakes Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Lakes Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 88.50 three stars
Victory Garden Theater (IL) 92.14 four stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 87.34 three stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 88.27 three stars
Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL) 90.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,061,204
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $121,325
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $338,952
Total Contributions $1,521,481
   Program Service Revenue $2,460,653
Total Primary Revenue $3,982,134
   Other Revenue $71,889
TOTAL REVENUE $4,054,023
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,363,574
   Administrative Expenses $373,787
   Fundraising Expenses $274,616
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,011,977
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $42,046
   
Net Assets $3,344,437

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
Produces Plays $2,915,293 86.7%
Student Education Program $448,281 13.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.50 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.22 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 88.66 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.17 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.22 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 85.61 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 34-0901212
Name in IRS Master File GREAT LAKES THEATER FESTIVAL 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
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 April, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,002 2.26% Robert Taylor Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$114,341 2.84% Charles Fee Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 88.50 three stars
Hartford Stage (CT) 89.00 three stars
Midland Community Theatre (TX) 85.18 three stars
Park Square Theatre Company (MN) 87.96 three stars
Roundabout Theatre Company (NY) 96.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Great Lakes Theater
1501 Euclid Avenue
Suite 300
Cleveland, OH 44115
tel: (216) 241-5490
fax: (216) 241-6315
EIN: 34-0901212

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Board Leadership

Thomas G. Stafford
Chair

CEO

Bob Taylor
Executive Director

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