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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Alley Theatre

The mission of the Alley Theatre is to produce great theatre that embodies the resident company.

91.35

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

Board Leadership
Butch Mach
Chair

CEO
Dean R. Gladden
Managing Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.35
  Financial 90.75
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Alley Theatre, one of America's leading nonprofit theatres, is a nationally recognized performing arts company. The Alley produces up to 16 plays each year in its newly renovated Theatre, ranging from the best current work, to re-invigorated classic plays, to new plays by contemporary writers. The Alley is home to a resident company of actors. In addition, the Alley engages theatre artists of every discipline - actors, designers, composers, playwrights - who work on individual productions throughout each season as visiting artists.
The recent renovation of the Alley's Hubbard Theatre created a new 774-seat state-of-the-art performance venue. Matched with the newly rebuilt 296-seat Neuhaus Theatre, the Alley offers nearly 500 performances each season. The Company reaches over 200,000 people each year through its performance and education programs. Its audience enrichment programs include pre-show and post-performance talks, events, and workshops for audience members of all ages.

The Alley Theatre, one of America's leading nonprofit theatres, is a nationally recognized performing arts company. The Alley produces up to 16 plays each year in its newly renovated Theatre, ranging from the best current work, to re-invigorated classic plays, to new plays by contemporary writers. The Alley is home to a resident company of actors. In addition, the Alley engages theatre artists of every discipline - actors, designers, composers, playwrights - who work on individual productions throughout each season as visiting artists.
The recent renovation of the Alley's Hubbard Theatre created a new 774-seat state-of-the-art performance venue. Matched with the newly rebuilt 296-seat Neuhaus Theatre, the Alley offers nearly 500 performances each season. The Company reaches over 200,000 people each year through its performance and education programs. Its audience enrichment programs include pre-show and post-performance talks, events, and workshops for audience members of all ages.

Financial

90.75

Accountability & Transparency

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.21
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
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) 91.35
South Coast Repertory (CA) 86.28
California Shakespeare Theater (CA) 85.66
Rehearsal for Life, Inc. (Urban Improv/Freelance) (MA) 86.17
Hale Centre Theatre (UT) 91.45

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,235,663
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,121,515
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $625,944
Total Contributions $12,983,122
   Program Service Revenue $8,840,814
Total Primary Revenue $21,823,936
   Other Revenue $1,311,263
TOTAL REVENUE $23,135,199
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,618,643
   Administrative Expenses $3,243,119
   Fundraising Expenses $1,932,068
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,793,830
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,341,369
   
Net Assets $80,573,198

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 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 91.35
2018-06 11/01/2019 92.36
2017-06 12/21/2018 92.13
2016-06 03/01/2018 92.14
2015-06 02/01/2017 90.69
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.60
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 92.75
2013-06 07/01/2014 93.58
2012-06 05/01/2013 89.66
2011-06 04/01/2012 81.05
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.22
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 85.29
2009-06 11/24/2010 88.53
2008-06 02/01/2010 94.19
2007-06 02/01/2009 88.63
2006-06 05/01/2007 95.05
2005-06 05/01/2006 89.24
2004-06 12/01/2005 74.01
2003-06 10/01/2004 72.17

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$423,276 1.94% Dean R. Gladden Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alley Theatre (TX) 91.35
Warner Theatre (CT) 86.02
Lincoln Center Theater (NY) 94.07
People's Light & Theatre Company (PA) 86.17
Marin Shakespeare Company (CA) 90.87

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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

Butch Mach
Chair

CEO

Dean R. Gladden
Managing Director

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