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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Dedicated to excellence in the arts

three stars

86.19

1101 Thirteenth Street Denver, CO 80204
tel: (303) 893-4000   Web Site
EIN: 84-0407760

Board Leadership
Martin Semple
Chairman

CEO
Janice Sinden
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.19 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1972, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is an exhilarating mix of Broadway shows, professional theatre, amateur- and graduate-level acting instruction, and dazzling venues. We annually serve more than 750,000 patrons from the Western region and beyond. As the flagship theatre of the Rocky Mountain region, the DCPA creates and presents exceptional theatre that engages, excites, provokes and inspires both artists and audiences. We embrace the classics while also striving to create new plays and musicals that advance the American theatre. We are committed to making the DCPA a center for lifelong learning and civic engagement.

Founded in 1972, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is an exhilarating mix of Broadway shows, professional theatre, amateur- and graduate-level acting instruction, and dazzling venues. We annually serve more than 750,000 patrons from the Western region and beyond. As the flagship theatre of the Rocky Mountain region, the DCPA creates and presents exceptional theatre that engages, excites, provokes and inspires both artists and audiences. We embrace the classics while also striving to create new plays and musicals that advance the American theatre. We are committed to making the DCPA a center for lifelong learning and civic engagement.

Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 8.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Denver Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 86.19 three stars
California Film Institute (CA) 85.50 three stars
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL) 95.34 four stars
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 88.10 three stars
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,500,480
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $902,457
   Related Organizations $500,000
   Government Grants $7,050,243
Total Contributions $14,953,180
   Program Service Revenue $57,387,163
Total Primary Revenue $72,340,343
   Other Revenue $2,417,765
TOTAL REVENUE $74,758,108
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $61,967,217
   Administrative Expenses $6,674,708
   Fundraising Expenses $2,105,690
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $70,747,615
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,010,493
   
Net Assets $33,278,700

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
Broadway Touring Shows $41,006,029 66.2%
Denver Center Theatre Company $17,011,995 27.5%
Education Department $2,879,642 4.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 86.19 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 85.00 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 83.04 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 86.28 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 81.83 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.82 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.84 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 80.20 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 86.70 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 76.60 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 81.94 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 83.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 76.39 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 88.39 three stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 85.40 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 71.71 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 67.98 one star
2004-06 12/01/2005 75.55 two stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 89.00 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 85.13 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 84-0407760
Name in IRS Master File DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 March, 1955
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
$312,160 0.44% Janice Sinden President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 86.19 three stars
Geffen Playhouse (CA) 95.40 four stars
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41 four stars
Harris Theater (IL) 90.09 four stars
Music Center (CA) 87.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1101 Thirteenth Street
Denver, CO 80204
tel: (303) 893-4000
EIN: 84-0407760

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Board Leadership

Martin Semple
Chairman

CEO

Janice Sinden
President, CEO

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