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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Studio Theatre Inc.

Washington's premier venue for contemporary theatre

three stars

88.89

1501 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 232-7267   Web Site
EIN: 52-1136132

Board Leadership
Larry Naake
Chair

CEO
Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.89 three stars
  Financial 88.80 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

From its 1978 beginnings in a shared space to its place today as the arts anchor of a vibrant neighborhood, Studio Theatre has remained committed to creating intimate, relevant, and indelible theatre in Logan Circle. Studio produces the work of today's greatest writers, augmented by occasional productions of modern classics. Studio's work is marked by its emphasis on excellence in acting and design, and the signature intimacy of its four theatres. The quality of this work has been recognized over its 41-year history by sustained community support and multiple Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in professional theatre.

From its 1978 beginnings in a shared space to its place today as the arts anchor of a vibrant neighborhood, Studio Theatre has remained committed to creating intimate, relevant, and indelible theatre in Logan Circle. Studio produces the work of today's greatest writers, augmented by occasional productions of modern classics. Studio's work is marked by its emphasis on excellence in acting and design, and the signature intimacy of its four theatres. The quality of this work has been recognized over its 41-year history by sustained community support and multiple Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in professional theatre.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of clients served
65,000
Number of clients participating in educational programs
500
Number of donors retained
600
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.23
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Studio Theatre Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Studio Theatre Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 88.89 three stars
On the Boards (WA) 88.37 three stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 89.33 three stars
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 86.11 three stars
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL) 90.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,826,067
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $11,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,729,877
Total Contributions $6,567,294
   Program Service Revenue $2,560,219
Total Primary Revenue $9,127,513
   Other Revenue $403,599
TOTAL REVENUE $9,531,112
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,922,242
   Administrative Expenses $698,716
   Fundraising Expenses $539,265
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,160,223
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,370,889
   
Net Assets $22,825,825

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
Performances $5,649,536 95.4%
Acting Conservatory $272,706 4.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 88.89 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 52-1136132
Name in IRS Master File STUDIO THEATRE INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (149) Other instruction and training
(92) Literary activities
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 February, 1979
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
$173,700 2.42% David Muse President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 88.89 three stars
Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY) 89.12 three stars
University Musical Society (MI) 93.63 four stars
La Jolla Music Society (CA) 89.78 three stars
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 90.47 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Studio Theatre Inc.
1501 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 232-7267
fax: (202) 588-5262
EIN: 52-1136132

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Board Leadership

Larry Naake
Chair

CEO

Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg
Managing Director

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