Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Arena Stage

Where American theater lives

82.12

1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
tel: (202) 554-9066   Web Site
EIN: 53-0246894

Board Leadership
S. Decker Anstrom
Chair

CEO
Edgar Dobie
Executive Producer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.12
  Financial 77.24
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1950, Arena Stage works to produce huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit. Our focus is on theater of the Americas; we produce American classics, premieres of new plays and contemporary stories. Our Arena is a forum, a coliseum, a place for audiences to argue, discuss and meet each other over the theatrical divide. At the center is art; all other programs thrive in concentric circles supporting the art. Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 200,000.

Founded in 1950, Arena Stage works to produce huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit. Our focus is on theater of the Americas; we produce American classics, premieres of new plays and contemporary stories. Our Arena is a forum, a coliseum, a place for audiences to argue, discuss and meet each other over the theatrical divide. At the center is art; all other programs thrive in concentric circles supporting the art. Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 200,000.

Financial

77.24

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.36
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.44
  Program Expenses Growth -2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arena Stage on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arena Stage on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,041,237
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $507,501
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $342,768
Total Contributions $5,891,506
   Program Service Revenue $14,928,143
Total Primary Revenue $20,819,649
   Other Revenue $671,670
TOTAL REVENUE $21,491,319
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $22,588,080
   Administrative Expenses $2,634,430
   Fundraising Expenses $2,524,770
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $27,747,280
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,255,961
   
Net Assets $83,470,110

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$399,250 1.43% Edgar Dobie Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$424,743 1.53% Molly Smith Artistic Director

Mission

Founded in 1950, Arena Stage works to produce huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit. Our focus is on theater of the Americas; we produce American classics, premieres of new plays and contemporary stories. Our Arena is a forum, a coliseum, a place for audiences to argue, discuss and meet each other over the theatrical divide. At the center is art; all other programs thrive in concentric circles supporting the art. Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 200,000.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arena Stage (DC) 82.12
MCC Theater (NY) 87.24
Fellowship for Performing Arts (NY) 85.90
Marin Theatre Company (CA) 86.45
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (OH) 96.44

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Charity Contact Info

Arena Stage
1101 Sixth Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
tel: (202) 554-9066
fax: (202) 488-4056
TTY: (202) 484-0247
EIN: 53-0246894

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Board Leadership

S. Decker Anstrom
Chair

CEO

Edgar Dobie
Executive Producer