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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Ensemble Theater Company

Santa Barbara's Professional Theater Company.

four stars

91.11

1330 State Street Suite 204 - Arts & Culture Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 965-5400   Web Site
EIN: 95-3408200

Board Leadership
Michael Gray
President

CEO
Jonathan Fox
Executive Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.11 four stars
  Financial 93.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ensemble Theater Company engages audiences with entertaining, compelling and thought-provoking theatrical productions. ETC presents important new plays and innovative interpretations of classic works for a broad audience in Santa Barbara, the south/central California coast, and the western states. ETC, which became an Equity theatre in 1989, is Santa Barbara's sole professional theatre company. The company, which presents five or six plays per season, has produced several American and West Coast premieres, and has garnered numerous awards over the years.

Ensemble Theater Company engages audiences with entertaining, compelling and thought-provoking theatrical productions. ETC presents important new plays and innovative interpretations of classic works for a broad audience in Santa Barbara, the south/central California coast, and the western states. ETC, which became an Equity theatre in 1989, is Santa Barbara's sole professional theatre company. The company, which presents five or six plays per season, has produced several American and West Coast premieres, and has garnered numerous awards over the years.

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Financial

four stars

93.93

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
73.0%
  Administrative Expenses 18.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.15
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ensemble Theater Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ensemble Theater Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ensemble Theater Company (CA) 91.11 four stars
Huntington Theatre Company (MA) 92.14 four stars
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre (MI) 90.37 four stars
New Conservatory Theatre Center (CA) 91.82 four stars
Asolo Repertory Theatre (FL) 91.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $973,603
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $263,977
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,000
Total Contributions $1,249,580
   Program Service Revenue $925,109
Total Primary Revenue $2,174,689
   Other Revenue $42,010
TOTAL REVENUE $2,216,699
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,985,049
   Administrative Expenses $436,158
   Fundraising Expenses $204,554
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,625,761
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-409,062
   
Net Assets $13,600,511

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 Productions $1,985,049 100.0%

Ratings History
Ensemble Theater Company has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 09/03/2019 91.11 four stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 90.58 four stars
2016-08 02/01/2018 89.77 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 87.26 three stars
2014-08 12/21/2016 84.14 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 95-3408200
Name in IRS Master File ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY OF SANTA BARBARA 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 (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(88) Community theatrical group
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 March, 1980
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,621 5.62% Jonathan Fox Artistic Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ensemble Theater Company (CA) 91.11 four stars
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La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 87.34 three stars
The Flea Theater (NY) 86.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ensemble Theater Company
1330 State Street
Suite 204 - Arts & Culture Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel: (805) 965-5400
fax: (805) 568-3806
EIN: 95-3408200

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2307
Santa Barbara, CA 93120

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Board Leadership

Michael Gray
President

CEO

Jonathan Fox
Executive Artistic Director

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