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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Pittsburgh Public Theater

Providing artistically diverse theatrical experiences of the highest quality

three stars

86.43

621 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 316-8200   Web Site
EIN: 23-7398683

Board Leadership
Courtney Horrigan
Chair

CEO
Marya Sea Kaminski
Artistic Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.43 three stars
  Financial 84.29 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Pittsburgh Public Theater (PPT) is to provide artistically diverse theatrical experiences of the highest quality. Sharing its resources with the community through education and outreach initiatives, the PPT works to expand and diversify the audience while enriching the community. PPT was founded in 1974, after a decade in which the city had become known nationally as an unenthusiastic theater town. The O'Reilly Theater, designed by world-renowned architect Michael Graves, is the home of PPT. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District, the intimate and state-of-the-art performance facility boasts 650 seats in the unique thrust stage configuration which allows the audience to be seated on three sides - offering an up-close and exciting experience for audience and actors alike.

The mission of Pittsburgh Public Theater (PPT) is to provide artistically diverse theatrical experiences of the highest quality. Sharing its resources with the community through education and outreach initiatives, the PPT works to expand and diversify the audience while enriching the community. PPT was founded in 1974, after a decade in which the city had become known nationally as an unenthusiastic theater town. The O'Reilly Theater, designed by world-renowned architect Michael Graves, is the home of PPT. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District, the intimate and state-of-the-art performance facility boasts 650 seats in the unique thrust stage configuration which allows the audience to be seated on three sides - offering an up-close and exciting experience for audience and actors alike.

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Financial

three stars

84.29

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
86.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Public Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Public Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Public Theater (PA) 86.43 three stars
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (MA) 85.84 three stars
San Francisco Performances (CA) 85.58 three stars
Geffen Playhouse (CA) 91.25 four stars
Omaha Performing Arts (NE) 91.45 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,334,876
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $357,777
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $233,218
Total Contributions $2,925,871
   Program Service Revenue $3,205,250
Total Primary Revenue $6,131,121
   Other Revenue $627,422
TOTAL REVENUE $6,758,543
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,838,101
   Administrative Expenses $412,367
   Fundraising Expenses $453,875
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,704,343
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $54,200
   
Net Assets $11,278,855

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
Mainstage Productions $4,638,672 79.5%
Audience Development $1,063,582 18.2%
Education $135,847 2.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 07/01/2019 86.43 three stars
2017-08 07/01/2018 85.01 three stars
2016-08 11/01/2017 86.23 three stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 86.58 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 85.34 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 79.52 two stars
2013-08 07/01/2014 87.25 three stars
2012-08 05/01/2013 84.91 three stars
2011-08 05/01/2012 83.27 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 77.16 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 06/01/2011 68.14 one star
2009-08 07/01/2010 73.38 two stars
2008-08 08/01/2009 79.53 two stars
2007-08 08/01/2008 82.69 three stars
2006-08 04/01/2008 77.74 two stars
2005-08 07/01/2007 73.87 two stars
2004-08 04/01/2005 80.98 three stars
2003-08 09/01/2004 86.37 three stars

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

EIN 23-7398683
Name in IRS Master File PITTSBURGH PUBLIC THEATER CORPORATION
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (88) Community theatrical group
(90) Cultural performances
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 September, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$344,573 5.13% Theodore Pappas Producing Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Public Theater (PA) 86.43 three stars
San Francisco Performances (CA) 85.58 three stars
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 86.05 three stars
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (NY) 86.11 three stars
Rockport Music (MA) 89.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pittsburgh Public Theater
621 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 316-8200
fax: (412) 316-8216
EIN: 23-7398683

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Board Leadership

Courtney Horrigan
Chair

CEO

Marya Sea Kaminski
Artistic Director

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