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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Harris Theater

Chicago's home for music and dance.

four stars

90.09

205 East Randolph Drive Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 334-7777   Web Site
EIN: 36-3930153

Board Leadership
David Snyder
Chair

CEO
Lori Dimun
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.09 four stars
  Financial 91.33 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance is Chicago's primary residence for music and dance, connecting diverse audiences with outstanding artists from across the city, the nation, and the world.

Opened in November 2003 in Millennium Park, the Theater was the first multi-use performance venue built in downtown Chicago since 1929, and fulfilled the city's need for a shared home for mid-size performing arts organizations. Today, the Harris features the most diverse arts and culture offerings of any venue in the city, and is a distinctive model for artistic quality, collaboration, and making the performing arts relevant and accessible to the widest possible audience.

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance is Chicago's primary residence for music and dance, connecting diverse audiences with outstanding artists from across the city, the nation, and the world.

Opened in November 2003 in Millennium Park, the Theater was the first multi-use performance venue built in downtown Chicago since 1929, and fulfilled the city's need for a shared home for mid-size performing arts organizations. Today, the Harris features the most diverse arts and culture offerings of any venue in the city, and is a distinctive model for artistic quality, collaboration, and making the performing arts relevant and accessible to the widest possible audience.

Financial

four stars

91.33

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.61
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harris Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harris Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harris Theater (IL) 90.09 four stars
Segerstrom Center for the Arts (CA) 91.57 four stars
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (VA) 88.57 three stars
Denver Center for the Performing Arts (CO) 86.19 three stars
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (MO) 89.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,946,639
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $298,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $68,771
Total Contributions $2,313,660
   Program Service Revenue $3,101,099
Total Primary Revenue $5,414,759
   Other Revenue $1,607,358
TOTAL REVENUE $7,022,117
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,148,750
   Administrative Expenses $726,534
   Fundraising Expenses $581,321
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,456,605
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,434,488
   
Net Assets $41,503,014

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
Harris Theater Presents $4,165,514 45.5%
Collaboration $3,660,641 40.0%
Community Engagement $1,322,595 14.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 90.09 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 89.40 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.20 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 90.25 four 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 36-3930153
Name in IRS Master File MUSIC AND DANCE THEATER CHICAGO INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 April, 1994
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$285,830 2.73% Patricia Barretto President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harris Theater (IL) 90.09 four stars
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (WI) 85.21 three stars
New York City Center (NY) 89.04 three stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.33 four stars
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 87.87 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Harris Theater
205 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 334-7777
fax: (312) 334-2498
EIN: 36-3930153

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Board Leadership

David Snyder
Chair

CEO

Lori Dimun
President and CEO

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