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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Presenting classic theatre in an accessible, skillful, imaginative, American style

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three stars

87.67

516 Eighth Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 547-3230   Web Site
EIN: 52-1405988

Board Leadership
Michael R. Klein
Chairman

CEO
Chris Jennings
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.67 three stars
  Financial 86.48 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since its founding in 1985, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has endeavored to be the nation's leading force in the presentation and preservation of classic theatre. Our core mission is to present classic theatre in an accessible, skillful, imaginative, American style that honors playwrights' language and intentions while viewing their plays through a 21st-century lens. With the formation of the Harman Center for the Arts - which includes the new Sidney Harman Hall and the existing Lansburgh Theatre - the Shakespeare Theatre Company is a national destination theatre offering a broad range of works to audiences in the greater-Washington area and across the nation.

Since its founding in 1985, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has endeavored to be the nation's leading force in the presentation and preservation of classic theatre. Our core mission is to present classic theatre in an accessible, skillful, imaginative, American style that honors playwrights' language and intentions while viewing their plays through a 21st-century lens. With the formation of the Harman Center for the Arts - which includes the new Sidney Harman Hall and the existing Lansburgh Theatre - the Shakespeare Theatre Company is a national destination theatre offering a broad range of works to audiences in the greater-Washington area and across the nation.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of students engaged
16,891
Total number of performances
328
Free Participation
36,659
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This impact information is current as of March 2019, 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

three stars

86.48

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.45
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Shakespeare Theatre Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Shakespeare Theatre Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 87.67 three stars
Lyric Theatre (OK) 90.34 four stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 87.34 three stars
Center Stage (MD) 86.65 three stars
Park Square Theatre Company (MN) 87.96 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,813,452
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,411,370
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $243,061
Total Contributions $14,467,883
   Program Service Revenue $9,423,758
Total Primary Revenue $23,891,641
   Other Revenue $837,771
TOTAL REVENUE $24,729,412
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,319,536
   Administrative Expenses $2,008,765
   Fundraising Expenses $1,602,217
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,930,518
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,798,894
   
Net Assets $53,752,550

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
Performing Arts Programs $16,967,640 92.6%
Educational Programs $1,351,896 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-07 03/01/2019 87.67 three stars
2016-07 02/01/2018 85.19 three stars
2015-07 08/01/2017 84.88 three stars
2015-07 12/01/2016 76.20 two stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 85.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 09/01/2015 79.72 two stars
2013-07 07/01/2014 88.89 three stars
2012-07 12/01/2013 94.31 four stars
2011-07 12/20/2012 89.42 three stars
2011-07 10/01/2012 88.28 three stars
2010-07 12/01/2011 82.44 three stars
2009-07 09/20/2011 82.22 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 02/01/2011 76.93 two stars
2008-07 12/01/2009 73.79 two stars
2007-07 12/01/2008 81.02 three stars
2006-07 10/01/2007 85.57 three stars
2005-07 12/01/2006 82.45 three stars
2004-07 10/01/2005 87.47 three stars
2003-07 01/05/2005 80.76 three stars
2002-06 02/01/2004 82.28 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 52-1405988
Name in IRS Master File SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
  • July, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$239,401 1.09% Chris Jennings Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$329,943 1.50% Michael Kahn Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 87.67 three stars
Florida Studio Theatre (FL) 88.01 three stars
Cornerstone Theater Company (CA) 86.04 three stars
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Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA) 94.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 Eighth Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
tel: (202) 547-3230
fax: (202) 547-0226
EIN: 52-1405988

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Board Leadership

Michael R. Klein
Chairman

CEO

Chris Jennings
Executive Director

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