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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Hawaii Theatre Center

Pride of the Pacific

two stars

76.19

1130 Bethel Street Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (808) 528-5535   Web Site
EIN: 99-0229658

Board Leadership
Beth Whitehead
Board Chair

CEO
Gregory D. Dunn
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.19 two stars
  Financial 74.52 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Hawaii Theatre, built by the Consolidated Amusement Company, opened its doors September 6, 1922. The Theatre operated as a show place for vaudeville, plays, musicals and silent films until it fell into disrepair and was abandoned by Consolidated in 1984. In 1986, the Hawaii Theatre Center was formed to save the Hawaii Theatre from the wrecking ball and in May 1996, reopened its doors as a 1,400-seat, multi-purpose, state-of-the art performance center. Hawaii Theatre is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Vision: Hawaii Theatre Center is the place to celebrate arts and culture in Hawaii.

Mission:
The Hawaii Theatre Center serves arts audiences, arts organizations and the community of Hawaii by:
- Preserving Hawaii's historic Hawaii Theatre
- Promoting Hawaiian cultural arts
- Presenting world class arts and cultural experiences
- Providing arts education for students
- Creating our neighborhood block as the premier arts and culture destination

The Hawaii Theatre, built by the Consolidated Amusement Company, opened its doors September 6, 1922. The Theatre operated as a show place for vaudeville, plays, musicals and silent films until it fell into disrepair and was abandoned by Consolidated in 1984. In 1986, the Hawaii Theatre Center was formed to save the Hawaii Theatre from the wrecking ball and in May 1996, reopened its doors as a 1,400-seat, multi-purpose, state-of-the art performance center. Hawaii Theatre is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

Vision: Hawaii Theatre Center is the place to celebrate arts and culture in Hawaii.

Mission:
The Hawaii Theatre Center serves arts audiences, arts organizations and the community of Hawaii by:
- Preserving Hawaii's historic Hawaii Theatre
- Promoting Hawaiian cultural arts
- Presenting world class arts and cultural experiences
- Providing arts education for students
- Creating our neighborhood block as the premier arts and culture destination

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Financial

two stars

74.52

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.83
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.39
  Program Expenses Growth -9.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hawaii Theatre Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hawaii Theatre Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hawaii Theatre Center (HI) 76.19 two stars
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 88.10 three stars
Apollo Theater Foundation (NY) 89.67 three stars
Jacob Burns Film Center (NY) 94.86 four stars
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $224,252
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $93,550
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $18,489
Total Contributions $336,291
   Program Service Revenue $977,429
Total Primary Revenue $1,313,720
   Other Revenue $-50,871
TOTAL REVENUE $1,262,849
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,987,157
   Administrative Expenses $362,748
   Fundraising Expenses $326,568
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,676,473
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,413,624
   
Net Assets $13,328,579

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 Operations & Maintenance $1,987,157 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 08/01/2019 76.19 two stars
2017-05 08/01/2018 81.76 three stars
2016-05 12/01/2017 77.33 two stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 80.68 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 84.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 10/01/2015 78.26 two stars
2013-05 11/01/2014 80.34 three stars
2012-05 09/01/2013 84.32 three stars
2011-05 08/01/2012 85.13 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 87.51 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 11/24/2010 84.62 three stars
2008-05 12/01/2009 80.57 three stars
2007-05 08/01/2008 76.36 two stars
2006-05 05/01/2007 65.62 one star
2005-05 06/01/2006 72.27 two stars
2004-05 09/01/2005 85.33 three stars
2003-05 08/01/2004 88.78 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 99-0229658
Name in IRS Master File HAWAII THEATRE CENTER
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 (88) Community theatrical group
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, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,480 0.05% Gregory Dunn President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hawaii Theatre Center (HI) 76.19 two stars
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (PA) 93.91 four stars
The Woodruff Arts Center (GA) 85.82 three stars
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (CA) 93.21 four stars
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.72 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hawaii Theatre Center
1130 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
tel: (808) 528-5535
fax: (808) 528-0481
EIN: 99-0229658

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Board Leadership

Beth Whitehead
Board Chair

CEO

Gregory D. Dunn
President and CEO

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