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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival

Theater of, by, and for all people.

four stars

91.15

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 91.15 four stars
  Financial 96.47 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

96.47

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.70
  Program Expenses Growth 11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.5%
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) 91.15 four stars
Center Stage (MD) 87.62 three stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 92.12 four stars
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 86.45 three stars
Barrington Stage Company (MA) 90.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $42,110,553
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,523,888
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,231,571
Total Contributions $45,866,012
   Program Service Revenue $14,820,130
Total Primary Revenue $60,686,142
   Other Revenue $28,036,668
TOTAL REVENUE $88,722,810
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $44,176,674
   Administrative Expenses $7,735,667
   Fundraising Expenses $5,018,162
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $56,930,503
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $31,792,307
   
Net Assets $99,925,347

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 $22,385,169 50.7%
Community Programs $10,542,456 23.9%
Shakespeare in the Park $6,626,947 15.0%

Ratings History
The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 02/01/2021 91.15 four stars
2018-08 12/01/2019 91.32 four stars
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

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
$442,702 0.77% Patrick Willingham Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$855,594 1.50% Paul J. Eustis Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (NY) 91.15 four stars
People's Light & Theatre Company (PA) 86.17 three stars
Ensemble Theatre Company (CA) 92.12 four stars
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (MD) 86.87 three stars
Westport Country Playhouse (CT) 89.39 three 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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