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The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival

Developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people

three stars

89.24

425 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 539-8650   Web Site
EIN: 13-1844852

Board Leadership
Arielle Tepper
Chair

CEO
Patrick Willingham
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.24 three stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging new plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics. The Public's mandate to create a theater for all New Yorkers continues to this day on stage and through its extensive outreach and education programs. Each year, over 250,000 people attend Public Theater-related productions and events at six downtown stages, including Joe's Pub, Shakespeare in Central Park and Joe's Pub in the Park.

As the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging new plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics. The Public's mandate to create a theater for all New Yorkers continues to this day on stage and through its extensive outreach and education programs. Each year, over 250,000 people attend Public Theater-related productions and events at six downtown stages, including Joe's Pub, Shakespeare in Central Park and Joe's Pub in the Park.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (NY) 89.24 three stars
Roundabout Theatre Company (NY) 96.18 four stars
Writers Theatre (IL) 88.01 three stars
Hale Centre Theatre (UT) 94.74 four stars
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 87.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,879,536
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,952,463
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $824,820
Total Contributions $26,656,819
   Program Service Revenue $13,131,527
Total Primary Revenue $39,788,346
   Other Revenue $14,224,584
TOTAL REVENUE $54,012,930
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $37,571,066
   Administrative Expenses $1,985,207
   Fundraising Expenses $3,478,579
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $43,034,852
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,978,078
   
Net Assets $56,799,018

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
Downtown Season $21,117,936 56.2%
Shakespeare in the Park $6,886,732 18.3%
Community Programs $5,646,241 15.0%
Joe's Pub $3,920,157 10.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 12/01/2018 89.24 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 90.80 four stars
2015-08 04/01/2017 91.33 four stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 89.24 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.54 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 91.02 four stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 88.84 three stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 89.97 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 89.77 three stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 91.65 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 81.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 92.66 four stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 98.71 four stars
2007-08 07/01/2009 88.48 three stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 91.70 four stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 91.73 four stars
2004-08 07/01/2006 94.24 four stars
2003-08 01/05/2005 83.44 three stars
2002-08 12/01/2003 68.78 one star
2001-08 10/15/2002 68.14 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-1844852
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK 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 (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 February, 1956
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$385,570 0.89% Patrick Willingham Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$586,997 1.36% Paul J. Eustis Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (NY) 89.24 three stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 87.34 three stars
Alley Theatre (TX) 92.13 four stars
Trinity Repertory Company (RI) 90.82 four stars
Lincoln Center Theater (NY) 91.88 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 539-8650
EIN: 13-1844852

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Board Leadership

Arielle Tepper
Chair

CEO

Patrick Willingham
Executive Director

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