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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 90.56
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 97.19
California Shakespeare Theater (CA) 85.66
Second Stage Theatre (NY) 85.54
George Street Playhouse (NJ) 92.74

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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