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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Seattle Shakespeare Company

Engaging audiences, artists, and the community

two stars

79.21

P.O. Box 19595 Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 733-8228   Web Site
EIN: 91-1512717

Board Leadership
Madhu Rao
President

CEO
John Bradshaw
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.21 two stars
  Financial 84.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 75.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

With the plays of William Shakespeare at our core, Seattle Shakespeare Company engages our audiences, our artists and our community in the universal human experience inherent in classic drama through the vitality, immediacy and intimacy of live performance and dynamic outreach programs. Seattle Shakespeare Company is the Puget Sound region's year-round, professional, classical theatre. Our combined programs — which include indoor performances, free outdoor productions, regional tours, educator and youth programs — reach across barriers of income, geography, and education to bring classical theatre to Washington State.

With the plays of William Shakespeare at our core, Seattle Shakespeare Company engages our audiences, our artists and our community in the universal human experience inherent in classic drama through the vitality, immediacy and intimacy of live performance and dynamic outreach programs. Seattle Shakespeare Company is the Puget Sound region's year-round, professional, classical theatre. Our combined programs — which include indoor performances, free outdoor productions, regional tours, educator and youth programs — reach across barriers of income, geography, and education to bring classical theatre to Washington State.

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Financial

three stars

84.54

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

75.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Shakespeare Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Seattle Shakespeare Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Shakespeare Company (WA) 79.21 two stars
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (OH) 89.12 three stars
Asolo Repertory Theatre (FL) 96.11 four stars
Cornerstone Theater Company (CA) 86.93 three stars
Lincoln Center Theater (NY) 94.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $647,300
   Federated Campaigns $62,230
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $357,737
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $49,992
Total Contributions $1,117,259
   Program Service Revenue $795,327
Total Primary Revenue $1,912,586
   Other Revenue $16,965
TOTAL REVENUE $1,929,866
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,617,637
   Administrative Expenses $192,511
   Fundraising Expenses $91,411
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,901,559
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $28,307
   
Net Assets $253,954

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 Professional Productions $1,283,300 79.3%
Traveling Productions $224,330 13.9%
Education Programs $110,007 6.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2020 79.21 two 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 91-1512717
Name in IRS Master File SEATTLE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 July, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$69,852 3.67% John Bradshaw Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Seattle Shakespeare Company (WA) 79.21 two stars
Westport Country Playhouse (CT) 89.39 three stars
Manhattan Theatre Club (NY) 92.46 four stars
MCC Theater (NY) 86.28 three stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 91.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Seattle Shakespeare Company
P.O. Box 19595
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (206) 733-8228
EIN: 91-1512717

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Board Leadership

Madhu Rao
President

CEO

John Bradshaw
Managing Director

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