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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Warner Theatre

Enhancing the quality of community life for all ages

80.84

68 Main Street P.O. Box 1012
Torrington, CT 06790
tel: (860) 489-7180   Web Site
EIN: 06-1048713

Board Leadership
Brian Mattiello
Chairman

CEO
Rufus de Rham
Executive Director

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.84
  Financial 80.70
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Warner Theatre was built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace. Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round and serves nearly 100,000 patrons with 165+ public performances annually. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.

The Warner Theatre was built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace. Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round and serves nearly 100,000 patrons with 165+ public performances annually. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.

Financial

80.70

Accountability & Transparency

81.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
78.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.50
  Program Expenses Growth -13.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Warner Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Warner Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Warner Theatre (CT) 80.84
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (FL) 90.50
Indiana Repertory Theatre (IN) 89.36
The Irish Repertory Theatre (NY) 90.36
Unicorn Theatre (MO) 87.28

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $784,381
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $466,473
Total Contributions $1,250,854
   Program Service Revenue $1,161,901
Total Primary Revenue $2,412,755
   Other Revenue $99,448
TOTAL REVENUE $2,512,203
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,799,720
   Administrative Expenses $670,717
   Fundraising Expenses $63,342
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,533,779
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-21,576
   
Net Assets $7,860,378

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
Performances: Musicals, Concerts, Plays $1,436,433 79.8%
Classes in Drama, Voice, Piano, Art, Photography and Repertory $363,287 20.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 80.84
2019-06 09/01/2020 86.02
2018-06 06/01/2019 83.59
2017-06 07/01/2018 83.44
2016-06 08/01/2017 82.96
2015-06 08/01/2016 84.25
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.98
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 76.52
2013-06 08/01/2014 82.49
2012-06 05/01/2013 77.58
2011-06 06/01/2012 81.79
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.74
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 77.50
2009-06 11/24/2010 80.66
2008-06 08/01/2009 82.74
2007-06 06/01/2008 81.24
2006-06 05/01/2007 87.30
2005-06 06/01/2006 93.24
2004-06 08/01/2005 90.89

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

EIN 06-1048713
Name in IRS Master File NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT ASSOCIATION FOR THE ARTS INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(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 December, 1981
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$92,024 3.63% Lynn Gelormino Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Warner Theatre (CT) 80.84
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 90.56
Ensemble Theatre Company (CA) 92.12
A Noise Within (CA) 96.66
Center for Puppetry Arts (GA) 87.30

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Charity Contact Info

Warner Theatre
68 Main Street
P.O. Box 1012
Torrington, CT 06790
tel: (860) 489-7180
EIN: 06-1048713

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Board Leadership

Brian Mattiello
Chairman

CEO

Rufus de Rham
Executive Director

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