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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Dedicated to excellence in the arts

three stars

85.00

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 85.00 three stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
86.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.42
  Program Expenses Growth 16.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.2%
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) 85.00 three stars
The Woodruff Arts Center (GA) 85.82 three stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 90.86 four stars
Celebrity Series of Boston (MA) 91.75 four stars
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (OH) 92.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,605,365
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,539,170
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,404,520
Total Contributions $19,549,055
   Program Service Revenue $66,060,909
Total Primary Revenue $85,609,964
   Other Revenue $2,747,060
TOTAL REVENUE $88,357,024
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $69,946,710
   Administrative Expenses $8,279,020
   Fundraising Expenses $1,770,204
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $79,995,934
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,361,090
   
Net Assets $28,831,255

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 $50,694,427 72.5%
Denver Center Theatre Company $15,836,849 22.6%
Education Department $2,180,815 3.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2001-06 10/15/2002 91.09 four 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
$305,254 0.38% Janice Sinden President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 85.00 three stars
Artis—Naples (FL) 94.36 four stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 90.94 four stars
Omaha Performing Arts (NE) 91.45 four stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 90.86 four 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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