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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Chicago Opera Theater

70 East Lake Street Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 704-8414   Web Site
EIN: 23-7354963



On November 9, 2017, Crain's Chicago Business reported that Chicago Opera Theater was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "Drama at Chicago Opera Theater: Grand theft." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see the Crain's Chicago Business article.

This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 23-7354963
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (88) Community theatrical group
(90) Cultural performances
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 October, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Opera Theater
70 East Lake Street
Suite 415
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 704-8414
EIN: 23-7354963

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