Stratford, ON N5A 6V2
General Director: Antoni Cimolino
Artistic Director: Des McAnuff
Charitable Reg. #: 11920 0103 RR0002
Social Results Reporting
Grade: CThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Program Cost Coverage
Full-time staff #150
Avg. Compensation $68,088
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$160k - $200k||7|
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About Stratford Festival:
In 1953, the Stratford Shakespearean Festival (SSF) began with two productions staged in a tent. It now features fourteen productions in five venues ranging in size from the 1,826-seat Festival Theatre down to the 72-seat Studio Theatre Annex. SSF's mission is to produce Shakespeare's plays, to examine other classical plays, and to support the development of theatre practitioners. Musical theatre, Shakespearean comedy, history, and tragedy are some of the genres of plays produced by SSF.
Throughout the seasons, countless famous actors have appeared at SSF. Julie Harris, William Petersen, Christopher Plummer, Sarah Polley, William Shatner, Peter Ustinov, and Christopher Walken are a just few of these actors.
SSF offers numerous educational activities, including acting apprenticeships, and assistant designer and director programs that enable artists to work with, and learn from, seasoned professionals. At Shakespeare School, for a fee, students in grades 5 to 12 may attend a 1-3 week class. Older students may enrol in credit courses offered jointly with five universities. Public activities (some at no cost to participants) include Q&As with actors and talks by english or drama scholars.
In F2011, SSF's administrative costs were 6% of revenues. Fundraising costs were 18% of donations (up from 14% in F2009). SSF's funding reserves are $66.5m, including $53.6m from the Endowment Foundation. Funding reserves cover 126% of SSF's annual program costs. (Funding reserves of US$0.9m of the related Festival of America are not included.) SSF's capital expenditures were $1.0m in both F2011 and F2010, and $1.2m in F2009.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.4%||6.4%||6.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||17.9%||16.9%||14.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||125.9%||125.9%||117.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||38,671||38,262||37,175|
|Cash flow from operations||3,512||4,636||3,072|