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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Engaging and entertaining audiences

90.56

800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 595-5656   Web Site
EIN: 36-3467607

Board Leadership
Mark S. Ouweleen
Board Chair

CEO
Criss Henderson
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.56
  Financial 92.45
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The plays of William Shakespeare form the core of our company's work and subscription series, featuring selections from Shakespeare's 38-play canon complemented by other dramatic works - from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare's timeless insights into the human condition. As Chicago Shakespeare strives to share our uniquely American brand of Shakespeare with the world, so do we also strive to bring to Chicago some of the best theater the world has to offer. To our World's Stage Series, we bring international theatrical productions to our city, presenting new cultural expressions and experiences for Chicago audiences and artists alike.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The plays of William Shakespeare form the core of our company's work and subscription series, featuring selections from Shakespeare's 38-play canon complemented by other dramatic works - from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare's timeless insights into the human condition. As Chicago Shakespeare strives to share our uniquely American brand of Shakespeare with the world, so do we also strive to bring to Chicago some of the best theater the world has to offer. To our World's Stage Series, we bring international theatrical productions to our city, presenting new cultural expressions and experiences for Chicago audiences and artists alike.

Financial

92.45

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.80
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Shakespeare Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Shakespeare Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 90.56
Seattle Repertory Theatre (WA) 87.35
Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL) 92.20
New Conservatory Theatre Center (CA) 90.07
Theatre for a New Audience (NY) 90.88

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,372,102
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $49,813
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,495,872
Total Contributions $8,917,787
   Program Service Revenue $6,440,222
Total Primary Revenue $15,358,009
   Other Revenue $666,949
TOTAL REVENUE $16,024,958
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,554,199
   Administrative Expenses $2,180,534
   Fundraising Expenses $971,579
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,706,312
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,681,354
   
Net Assets $38,103,798

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
Theater Performances $14,554,199 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 11/01/2021 90.56
2019-06 11/01/2020 89.89
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.19
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.52
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.91
2015-06 10/01/2016 91.24
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.18
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.13
2013-06 09/01/2014 92.25
2012-06 08/01/2013 90.61
2011-06 03/01/2013 86.18
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.48
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 81.13
2008-06 10/01/2009 84.31
2007-06 08/01/2008 86.21
2006-06 07/01/2007 93.46
2005-06 07/01/2006 89.06
2004-06 07/01/2005 96.04
2003-06 06/01/2004 93.38
2002-06 06/09/2003 95.94

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

EIN 36-3467607
Name in IRS Master File CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER
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 (88) Community theatrical group
(149) Other instruction and training
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$433,449 2.44% Criss Henderson Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$460,046 2.59% Barbara Gaines Artistic Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 90.56
Barrington Stage Company (MA) 90.60
Ford's Theatre Society (DC) 95.71
Florida Studio Theatre (FL) 85.82
Seattle Repertory Theatre (WA) 87.35

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
tel: (312) 595-5656
fax: (312) 595-5607
EIN: 36-3467607

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Board Leadership

Mark S. Ouweleen
Board Chair

CEO

Criss Henderson
Executive Director

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