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Theatre at Boston Court

Creating and presenting works that are innovative, diverse, vital and adventurous in an intimate setting

three stars

82.24

70 North Mentor Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106
tel: (626) 683-6883   Web Site
EIN: 56-2390086

Board Leadership
Edward Rada
Chair

CEO
Jessica Kubzansky
Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.24 three stars
  Financial 77.94 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Boston Court Pasadena is dedicated to creating and presenting works that are innovative, diverse, vital and adventurous in an intimate setting. We opened our doors in 2003 after philanthropist Z. Clark Branson decided to give back to the Pasadena community that fostered his love of the arts from a young age. Each year, we produce a season of more than 100 exciting performances in theatre and music, including an Emerging Artists Series and a New Play Reading Festival. We also showcase rotating visual art exhibits that complement the themes of our music and theatre programming.

Boston Court Pasadena is dedicated to creating and presenting works that are innovative, diverse, vital and adventurous in an intimate setting. We opened our doors in 2003 after philanthropist Z. Clark Branson decided to give back to the Pasadena community that fostered his love of the arts from a young age. Each year, we produce a season of more than 100 exciting performances in theatre and music, including an Emerging Artists Series and a New Play Reading Festival. We also showcase rotating visual art exhibits that complement the themes of our music and theatre programming.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Total number of audience members
7,202
Total number of performances
115
Average dollar price for performance tickets
18
Number of World Premiere Theatrical Productions
2
This impact information is current as of March 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

two stars

77.94

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
77.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.18
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 24.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Theatre at Boston Court on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Theatre at Boston Court on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
Boston Court Pasadena recently purchased new chairs for our Marjorie Branson Performance space, thanks to a generous donation by the Pasadena Community Foundation, after multiple patron complaints that the existing chairs were uncomfortable, especially for older and larger bodied patrons New chairs were selected to for support of a variety of body types, both with and without arms, to accommodate patrons with different access needs
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Theatre at Boston Court (CA) 82.24 three stars
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 97.36 four stars
Asolo Repertory Theatre (FL) 96.11 four stars
George Street Playhouse (NJ) 91.33 four stars
Hartford Stage (CT) 91.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $844,405
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,866
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $875,271
   Program Service Revenue $110,325
Total Primary Revenue $985,596
   Other Revenue $16,447
TOTAL REVENUE $1,002,043
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $785,252
   Administrative Expenses $163,799
   Fundraising Expenses $77,539
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,026,590
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-24,547
   
Net Assets $214,167

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2020 82.24 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 56-2390086
Name in IRS Master File THEATRE AT BOSTON COURT
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
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, 2008
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$66,448 6.47% Kyle Clausen Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Theatre at Boston Court (CA) 82.24 three stars
Great Lakes Theater (OH) 87.70 three stars
The Irish Repertory Theatre (NY) 92.22 four stars
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MA) 86.62 three stars
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (MD) 86.87 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Theatre at Boston Court
70 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
tel: (626) 683-6883
EIN: 56-2390086

Mail donations to:
Boston Court
P.O. Box 60187
Pasadena, CA 91116

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Board Leadership

Edward Rada
Chair

CEO

Jessica Kubzansky
Artistic Director

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