Calgary , AB T2G 5C4
Executive Director: Colleen A. Smith
Board Chair: Chad Newcombe
Charitable Reg. #: 11921 4013 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #30
Avg. Compensation $67,130
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Theatre Calgary:
Workshop 14 and Musicians’ and Actors’ Club, Calgary’s two most prominent amateur theatre groups at the time, merged and formed MAC 14 in 1966. Two years later, MAC 14 became Theatre Calgary (TC), a fully professional theatre company. TC’s mission is to stimulate, provoke and delight through ambitious programming created to ignite local, national and international engagement. TC runs its mainstage performances at the Max Bell Theatre. Besides its mainstage theatre productions, Theatre Calgary also runs affordable theatre initiatives and interACTive pre- and post-show engagement programs for its clients.
Theatre Calgary’s mainstage theatre program ran 223 performances in 2016, selling 45,710 single tickets. Total attendance was 119,417 for the year, including student matinee attendance of 10,916 kids. The charity also reports 10,601 season subscriptions during the year. The theatre ran at 77% capacity.
Theatre Calgary’s Shakespeare by the Bow program (SBTB) ran The Tempest in 2016. SBTB is both an emerging artist program and affordable initiative run by the charity, where new artists perform at outdoor venues and people can watch the performance at no cost. The charity collects donations as given by attendees. In 2016, total attendance of 11,008 people was the highest it has been since the program started in 2012. TC reports that 38% of the audience had never attended a TC outdoor performance before, while 21% had never attended a TC performance at all. The charity collected $101,857 in on-site donations during the year, equal to $9.25 per attendee. SBTB showcased 11 new artists over the year. Of the 42 scheduled performances, TC cancelled 10 due to poor weather.
Theatre Calgary’s interACTive pre- and post-show engagement program activities included reaching 7,451 people with post-show Talkbacks in 2016 and running 36 backstage tours. Theatre Calgary is also active on social media to increase community engagement. The charity’s Twitter account had 40.4k impressions and 2,948 visits in 2016, with 7,825 followers. TC’s Facebook page has 4,810 followers and its Instagram account has 798 followers.
The following financial analysis represents the consolidated financial position of Theatre Calgary and the Theatre Calgary Endowment Foundation.
Theatre Calgary is a medium-sized charity with donations and special events revenue of $1.7m in F2016. Administrative costs are 7% of revenues and fundraising costs are 39% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.53 goes to the cause, which falls below Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Theatre Calgary holds funding reserves total $11.5m, of which $2.3m are held in endowments by the Endowment Foundation. Excluding endowed funds, the charity’s reserves can cover annual program costs for just over 1.1 years.
This charity report is an update that is currently being reviewed by Theatre Calgary. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 5, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending May
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||7.3%||7.3%||7.1%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||39.4%||39.6%||37.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||133.3%||112.5%||118.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Goods in kind||731||595||614|
|Fees for service||6,389||6,381||5,754|
|Business activities (net)||387||448||363|
|Cash flow from operations||441||575||953|