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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The East Bay's first resident professional theatre

four stars

94.13

999 Harrison Street Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (510) 647-2906   Web Site
EIN: 94-1679756

Board Leadership
Gail Wagner
President

CEO
Susan Medak
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.13 four stars
  Financial 92.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1968 as the East Bay's first resident professional theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley Rep) has established a national reputation for the quality of its productions and the innovation of its programming. Berkeley Rep seeks to set a national standard for ambitious programming, engagement with its audiences, and leadership within the community in which it resides. Through productions, outreach, and education, Berkeley Rep aspires to use theatre as a means to challenge, thrill, and galvanize what is best in the human spirit. Berkeley Rep was the recipient of the 1997 Tony Award for outstanding regional theatre.

Founded in 1968 as the East Bay's first resident professional theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley Rep) has established a national reputation for the quality of its productions and the innovation of its programming. Berkeley Rep seeks to set a national standard for ambitious programming, engagement with its audiences, and leadership within the community in which it resides. Through productions, outreach, and education, Berkeley Rep aspires to use theatre as a means to challenge, thrill, and galvanize what is best in the human spirit. Berkeley Rep was the recipient of the 1997 Tony Award for outstanding regional theatre.

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Financial

four stars

92.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.28
  Program Expenses Growth 11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Berkeley Repertory Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Berkeley Repertory Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 94.13 four stars
Lincoln Center Theater (NY) 94.07 four stars
Roundabout Theatre Company (NY) 89.39 three stars
Theatre for a New Audience (NY) 91.50 four stars
Near West Theatre (OH) 88.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,708,304
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $617,114
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $62,000
Total Contributions $7,387,418
   Program Service Revenue $13,687,127
Total Primary Revenue $21,074,545
   Other Revenue $-83,848
TOTAL REVENUE $20,990,697
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,420,111
   Administrative Expenses $2,264,865
   Fundraising Expenses $1,060,729
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,745,705
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $244,992
   
Net Assets $28,817,842

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 $16,009,146 91.9%
Comprehensive Arts Experiences for Students $893,764 5.1%

Ratings History
Berkeley Repertory Theatre has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 08/01/2019 94.13 four stars
2017-08 03/01/2019 94.42 four stars
2016-08 08/01/2018 96.01 four stars
2016-08 02/01/2018 95.11 four stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 91.76 four stars
2014-08 08/01/2016 92.22 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 88.12 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 87.36 three stars
2013-08 10/01/2014 90.86 four stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 90.21 four stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 94.28 four stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 93.15 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/24/2010 92.02 four stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 92.97 four stars
2007-08 07/01/2009 80.33 three stars
2006-08 06/01/2008 84.74 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 80.82 three stars
2004-08 11/01/2005 71.65 two stars
2003-08 10/01/2004 63.89 one star
2002-08 06/01/2004 81.75 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 94-1679756
Name in IRS Master File BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE
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 (59) Other school related activities
(119) Other cultural or historical 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 May, 1969
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, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$271,125 1.30% Susan Medak Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 94.13 four stars
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (OH) 89.12 three stars
California Shakespeare Theater (CA) 88.42 three stars
Guthrie Theater (MN) 85.31 three stars
Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL) 90.58 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
999 Harrison Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
tel: (510) 647-2906
EIN: 94-1679756

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Board Leadership

Gail Wagner
President

CEO

Susan Medak
Managing Director

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