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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Alley Theatre

Presenting and producing a wide range of plays to the highest standards

four stars

92.14

615 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 228-9341   Web Site
EIN: 74-1143076

Board Leadership
Jesse R. Marion
Chairman

CEO
Dean R. Gladden
Managing Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.14 four stars
  Financial 89.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Alley Theatre, founded in 1947, exists to provide audiences with the highest quality theatre, offering a wide variety of work including new plays, classics, the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, and new musical theatre, with an emphasis on new American works - to provide the inspirational and the provocative - to make our audiences think, feel, dream and be entertained. Alley Theatre Center for Theatre Production, a 75,000 square foot facility adjacent to our two main theatres, is home to our educational programs, where we connect with the youth of the city and state - our future audience and future artists - through programs such as From Stage to Page, HYPE (Houston Young Playwrights Exchange) and the Young Performers Studio.

The Alley Theatre, founded in 1947, exists to provide audiences with the highest quality theatre, offering a wide variety of work including new plays, classics, the re-discovered and the rarely-performed, and new musical theatre, with an emphasis on new American works - to provide the inspirational and the provocative - to make our audiences think, feel, dream and be entertained. Alley Theatre Center for Theatre Production, a 75,000 square foot facility adjacent to our two main theatres, is home to our educational programs, where we connect with the youth of the city and state - our future audience and future artists - through programs such as From Stage to Page, HYPE (Houston Young Playwrights Exchange) and the Young Performers Studio.

Financial

three stars

89.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.54
  Program Expenses Growth 9.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alley Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alley Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alley Theatre (TX) 92.14 four stars
Roundabout Theatre Company (NY) 91.77 four stars
Arena Stage (DC) 85.17 three stars
Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL) 90.58 four stars
Writers Theatre (IL) 88.75 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,429,546
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,052,025
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $603,238
Total Contributions $9,084,809
   Program Service Revenue $8,857,990
Total Primary Revenue $17,942,799
   Other Revenue $1,278,130
TOTAL REVENUE $19,220,929
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,410,409
   Administrative Expenses $3,126,627
   Fundraising Expenses $1,642,892
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $20,179,928
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-958,999
   
Net Assets $75,951,760

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Alley Theatre has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 03/01/2018 92.14 four stars
2015-06 02/01/2017 90.69 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.60 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.75 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.58 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 89.66 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 81.05 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.22 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 85.29 three stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 88.53 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 94.19 four stars
2007-06 02/01/2009 88.63 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 95.05 four stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 89.24 three stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 74.01 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 72.17 two 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 74-1143076
Name in IRS Master File ALLEY THEATRE
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
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 August, 1950
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$382,689 1.89% Dean R. Gladden Managing Director $26,664
Other Salaries of Note
$400,720 1.98% Gregory Boyd Artistic Director $21,988

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alley Theatre (TX) 92.14 four stars
A Noise Within (CA) 93.99 four stars
Theatre Under The Stars (TX) 85.91 three stars
Des Moines Community Playhouse (IA) 90.34 four stars
Asolo Repertory Theatre (FL) 91.77 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alley Theatre
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
tel: (713) 228-9341
EIN: 74-1143076

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Board Leadership

Jesse R. Marion
Chairman

CEO

Dean R. Gladden
Managing Director

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