Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

La Jolla Playhouse

Advancing theatre as an art form

three stars

86.80

2910 La Jolla Village Drive La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 550-1070   Web Site
EIN: 95-1941117

Board Leadership
Randall L. Clark
Chair

CEO
Debby Buchholz
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.80 three stars
  Financial 81.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.
In the future, San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse will be considered singularly indispensable to the worldwide theatre landscape as we become a permanent safe harbor for the unsafe and surprising. The day will come when it will be essential to enter the La Jolla Playhouse village in order to get a glimpse of what is about to happen in American theatre.
The Playhouse has received 300 major honors, including 35 Tony Awards for its 26 productions that have transferred to Broadway, along with the 1993 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.
In the future, San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse will be considered singularly indispensable to the worldwide theatre landscape as we become a permanent safe harbor for the unsafe and surprising. The day will come when it will be essential to enter the La Jolla Playhouse village in order to get a glimpse of what is about to happen in American theatre.
The Playhouse has received 300 major honors, including 35 Tony Awards for its 26 productions that have transferred to Broadway, along with the 1993 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

Financial

three stars

81.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 19.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.75
  Program Expenses Growth -5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by La Jolla Playhouse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by La Jolla Playhouse on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,981,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,315,201
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $506,336
Total Contributions $9,803,412
   Program Service Revenue $6,623,373
Total Primary Revenue $16,426,785
   Other Revenue $1,878,098
TOTAL REVENUE $18,304,883
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,690,030
   Administrative Expenses $3,376,388
   Fundraising Expenses $1,031,264
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $15,097,682
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,207,201
   
Net Assets $29,971,459

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$238,773 1.58% Debby Buchholz Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$318,293 2.10% Christopher Ashley Artistic Director
$107,761 0.71% Michael Rosenberg Former Managing Director

Mission

Founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work.
In the future, San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse will be considered singularly indispensable to the worldwide theatre landscape as we become a permanent safe harbor for the unsafe and surprising. The day will come when it will be essential to enter the La Jolla Playhouse village in order to get a glimpse of what is about to happen in American theatre.
The Playhouse has received 300 major honors, including 35 Tony Awards for its 26 productions that have transferred to Broadway, along with the 1993 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.

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La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 86.80 three stars
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City Theatre (PA) 85.74 three stars
Marin Theatre Company (CA) 86.45 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 550-1070
fax: (858) 550-1075
TTY: (858) 550-1035
EIN: 95-1941117

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 12039
La Jolla, CA 92039

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Board Leadership

Randall L. Clark
Chair

CEO

Debby Buchholz
Managing Director