Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts

Supporting excellence and the spirit of innovation

four stars

94.41

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

Board Leadership
Robert J. Caruso
President

CEO
Michael S. Rosenberg
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.41 four stars
  Financial 92.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of In-School Residencies offered in our area
21
Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded
23,300
Number of Students attended Student Matinees
5,910
Number of Interns
13
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

92.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,034,006
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $367,830
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $672,760
Total Contributions $4,074,596
   Program Service Revenue $6,576,353
Total Primary Revenue $10,650,949
   Other Revenue $1,578,240
TOTAL REVENUE $12,229,189
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,803,194
   Administrative Expenses $1,656,393
   Fundraising Expenses $714,498
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,174,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-944,896
   
Net Assets $26,850,132

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$220,186 1.67% Michael Rosenberg Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$278,308 2.11% Emily Mann Artistic Director

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41 four stars
San Francisco Performances (CA) 85.58 three stars
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 85.00 three stars
National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 90.75 four stars
Segerstrom Center for the Arts (CA) 87.00 three stars

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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

Robert J. Caruso
President

CEO

Michael S. Rosenberg
Managing Director