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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts

Supporting excellence and the spirit of innovation

90.02

91 University Place Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 258-6542   Web Site
EIN: 21-0724198

Board Leadership
W. Rochelle Calhoun
President

CEO
Michael S. Rosenberg
Managing Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.02
  Financial 86.22
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. Built as a permanent home for the Princeton University Triangle Club, the theater opened its doors on February 21, 1930. McCarter's audience is truly a regional one. Over 200,000 people come to McCarter each season from all 21 counties in New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, New York and 23 additional states. McCarter is recognized as one of this country's leading regional theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts.

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. Built as a permanent home for the Princeton University Triangle Club, the theater opened its doors on February 21, 1930. McCarter's audience is truly a regional one. Over 200,000 people come to McCarter each season from all 21 counties in New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, New York and 23 additional states. McCarter is recognized as one of this country's leading regional theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts.

Financial

86.22

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.54
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 90.02
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 90.66
Boch Center (MA) 90.91
Symphony Space (NY) 94.02
Harris Theater (IL) 90.09

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,357,830
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $646,820
Total Contributions $5,004,650
   Program Service Revenue $5,090,545
Total Primary Revenue $10,095,195
   Other Revenue $1,526,630
TOTAL REVENUE $11,621,825
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,542,347
   Administrative Expenses $1,681,381
   Fundraising Expenses $638,096
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,861,824
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-239,999
   
Net Assets $25,135,017

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 Series $7,210,310 75.6%
Presented Series $1,813,275 19.0%
Education and Artistic Engagement $518,762 5.4%

Ratings History
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 10/01/2021 90.02
2019-06 05/01/2020 94.41
2018-06 05/01/2019 94.20
2017-06 12/01/2018 93.80
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.59
2016-06 07/01/2017 90.53
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.80
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.19
2013-06 11/01/2014 89.21
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.31
2011-06 08/01/2012 85.09
2010-06 03/01/2012 79.29
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.49
2009-06 09/20/2011 80.73
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 79.07
2008-06 10/01/2009 96.78
2007-06 03/01/2009 93.90
2006-06 06/01/2007 92.74
2005-06 06/01/2006 77.21
2004-06 05/01/2005 63.93

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

EIN 21-0724198
Name in IRS Master File MCCARTER THEATRE COMPANY
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
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 May, 1963
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
$290,000 2.44% Michael Rosenberg Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$290,000 2.44% Emily Mann Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 90.02
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 88.91
Geffen Playhouse (CA) 95.40
The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia (WV) 90.24
Association for the Colonial Theatre (PA) 92.38

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Charity Contact Info

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 258-6542
EIN: 21-0724198

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Board Leadership

W. Rochelle Calhoun
President

CEO

Michael S. Rosenberg
Managing Director

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