THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Address
WATERSIDESTRATFORD-UPON-AVON
WARWICKSHIRE UNITED KI, FO CV37 6BB
UK
Contact
Website: http://www.rsc.org.uk
Phone: +1 (178) 929-6655
Nonprofit
NTEE: A65 - Theater
EIN: 13-3085180

Mission

THE COMPANY'S PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES LAID DOWN IN THE ROYAL CHARTER ARE TO CONSERVE, ADVANCE AND DISSEMINATE THE DRAMATIC HERITAGE OF SHAKESPEARE AND TO ADVANCE AND IMPROVE THE DRAMATIC ART, BOTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE COMPANY IS CHARGED WITH PRODUCING AND PRESENTING DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES OF ALL KINDS, AND WITH TEACHING AND TRAINING AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES. THE ORGANIZATION IS BASED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND HAS MINIMAL ACTIVITY IN THE UNITED STATES.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1925
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$661,877.00$692,309.00$753,025.00$858,756.00$1,054,698.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$870,059.00$928,828.00$967,233.00$801,734.00$863,322.00
Number of employees00000
Number of people compensated >$100k2027382121
Number of volunteers8413151516
Number of highly compensated contractors6228625 
Personnel
, Hrh the Prince of Wales
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personHRH THE PRINCE OF WALESHRH THE PRINCE OF WALESHRH THE PRINCE OF WALESHRH THE PRINCE OF WALESHRH THE PRINCE OF WALES
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Atkinson, William
TitleMEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER, APPOINTED 9/14/12
Name of key/compensated personSIR WILLIAM ATKINSONSIR WILLIAM ATKINSONSIR WILLIAM ATKINSONSIR WILLIAM ATKINSONSIR WILLIAM ATKINSON
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Boyd, Michael
Title    ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, RETIRED 9/14/12
Name of key/compensated person    SIR MICHAEL BOYD
Position of compensated person
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org    40.00
Reportable compensation from org    $303,718.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $18,240.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Buffini, Damon
TitleMEMBER (RETIRED 5/5/16)MEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER
Name of key/compensated personDAMON BUFFINIDAMON BUFFINIDAMON BUFFINIDAMON BUFFINIDAMON BUFFINI
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Burbidge, David
Title   MEMBER, RETIRED 10/25/13MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person   DAVID BURBIDGE OBEDAVID BURBIDGE OBE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Cbe, Sainsbury of Turville
TitleDEPUTY CHAIRMAN (RETIRED 11/17/16)DEPUTY CHAIRMANDEPUTY CHAIRMANDEPUTY CHAIRMANDEPUTY CHAIRMAN
Name of key/compensated personLADY SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE CBELADY SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE CBELADY SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE CBELADY SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE CBELADY SAINSBURY OF TURVILLE CBE
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Curtis, Miranda
TitleDEPUTY CHAIRMANMEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER
Name of key/compensated personMIRANDA CURTISMIRANDA CURTISMIRANDA CURTISMIRANDA CURTISMIRANDA CURTIS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Doran, Gregory
TitleARTISTIC DIRECTORARTISTIC DIRECTORARTISTIC DIRECTORARTISTIC DIRECTORARTISTIC DIRECTOR, APPOINTED 9/14/12
Name of key/compensated personGREGORY DORANGREGORY DORANGREGORY DORANGREGORY DORANGREGORY DORAN
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$299,222.00$294,536.00$306,833.00$287,985.00$83,269.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$4,478.00$5,083.00$5,344.00$1,307.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Drabble, Jane
Title    MEMBER, RETIRED 9/14/12
Name of key/compensated person    JANE DRABBLE OBE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Dumezweni, Noma
TitleMEMBER (RETIRED 11/17/16)MEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER, RETIRED 5/23/12 AND CO-OPTED FROM JAN
Name of key/compensated personNOMA DUMEZWENINOMA DUMEZWENINOMA DUMEZWENINOMA DUMEZWENINOMA DUMEZWENI
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Eames, Stephen
TitleDIRECTOR OF BUSINESS SERVICESFINANCE DIRECTORFINANCE DIRECTORFINANCE DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personSTEPHEN EAMESSTEPHEN EAMESSTEPHEN EAMESSTEPHEN EAMES 
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org$124,306.00$139,023.00$150,166.00$145,231.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$8,920.00$10,110.00$10,613.00$6,051.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Foster, Mark
Title  MEMBER, RETIRED 4/1/14MEMBERMEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  MARK FOSTERMARK FOSTERMARK FOSTER
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Frs, Jonathan
Title    MEMBER, RETIRED 9/14/12
Name of key/compensated person    PROFESSOR JONATHAN BATE CBE FBA FRS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Harris, Gilla
Title  MEMBER, RETIRED 4/1/14MEMBERMEMBER
Name of key/compensated person  GILLA HARRISGILLA HARRISGILLA HARRIS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Heywood, Vikki
Title    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RETIRED 9/14/12
Name of key/compensated person    VIKKI HEYWOOD CBE
Position of compensated person
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org    40.00
Reportable compensation from org    $216,122.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $28,964.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Hornby, John
TitleMEMBER (RETIRED 11/17/16)MEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER
Name of key/compensated personJOHN HORNBYJOHN HORNBYJOHN HORNBYJOHN HORNBYJOHN HORNBY
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Hugill, Nigel
TitleCHAIRMANCHAIRMANCHAIRMANCHAIRMANCHAIRMAN
Name of key/compensated personNIGEL HUGILLNIGEL HUGILLNIGEL HUGILLNIGEL HUGILLNIGEL HUGILL
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Mallyon, Catherine
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, APPOINTED 9/14/12
Name of key/compensated personCATHERINE MALLYONCATHERINE MALLYONCATHERINE MALLYONCATHERINE MALLYONCATHERINE MALLYON
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$208,335.00$224,904.00$242,451.00$245,309.00$85,188.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$13,108.00$14,864.00$15,610.00$7,630.00$2,470.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McIntosh of Hudnall, Baroness
TitleDEPUTY CHAIRMANMEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER
Name of key/compensated personBARONESS MCINTOSH OF HUDNALLBARONESS MCINTOSH OF HUDNALLBARONESS MCINTOSH OF HUDNALLBARONESS MCINTOSH OF HUDNALLBARONESS MCINTOSH OF HUDNALL
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Morrell, Paul
Title   MEMBER, RETIRED 10/25/13MEMBER
Name of key/compensated person   PAUL MORRELL OBEPAUL MORRELL OBE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Okoro, Sandie
TitleMEMBER (RETIRED 1/31/17)MEMBERMEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personSANDIE OKOROSANDIE OKOROSANDIE OKORO  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Parker, Andrew
Title    FINANCE DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    ANDREW PARKER
Position of compensated person
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org    40.00
Reportable compensation from org    $175,025.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $12,177.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Preson, Rebecca
TitleDIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT    
Name of key/compensated personREBECCA PRESON    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.00    
Reportable compensation from org$116,828.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$2,360.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Preston, Rebecca
Title DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT   
Name of key/compensated person REBECCA PRESTON   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 40.00   
Reportable compensation from org $132,606.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $2,679.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Rodenburgh, Patsy
TitleMEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER, APPOINTED 10/25/13 
Name of key/compensated personPATSY RODENBURGH OBEPATSY RODENBURGH OBEPATSY RODENBURGH OBEPATSY RODENBURGH OBE 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Shapiro, James
TitleMEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER, APPOINTED 9/14/12
Name of key/compensated personJAMES SHAPIROJAMES SHAPIROJAMES SHAPIROJAMES SHAPIROJAMES SHAPIRO
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Smith, Mark
TitleMEMBER    
Name of key/compensated personMARK SMITH    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Squires, Ian
TitleMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personIAN SQUIRESIAN SQUIRESIAN SQUIRES  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Tennant, David
TitleMEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBERMEMBER, APPOINTED 9/14/12
Name of key/compensated personDAVID TENNANTDAVID TENNANTDAVID TENNANTDAVID TENNANTDAVID TENNANT
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Thompson, Elizabeth
Title  DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONSDIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION 
Name of key/compensated person  ELIZABETH THOMPSONELIZABETH THOMPSON 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $121,016.00$123,209.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $8,478.00$8,286.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Thompson, Mark
TitleMEMBER    
Name of key/compensated personMARK THOMPSON    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Whyman, Erica
TitleDEPUTY ARTISTIC DIRECTORDEPUTY ARTISTIC DIRECTORDEPUTY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personERICA WHYMANERICA WHYMANERICA WHYMAN  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$121,368.00$137,759.00$146,767.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$2,452.00$2,783.00$2,921.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTHE COMPANY'S PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES LAID DOWN IN THE ROYAL CHARTER ARE TO CONSERVE, ADVANCE AND DISSEMINATE THE DRAMATIC HERITAGE OF SHAKESPEARE AND TO ADVANCE AND IMPROVE THE DRAMATIC ART, BOTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE COMPANY IS CHARGED WITH PRODUCING AND PRESENTING DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES OF ALL KINDS, AND WITH TEACHING AND TRAINING AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.THE COMPANY'S PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES LAID DOWN IN THE ROYAL CHARTER ARE TO CONSERVE, ADVANCE AND DISSEMINATE THE DRAMATIC HERITAGE OF SHAKESPEARE AND TO ADVANCE AND IMPROVE THE DRAMATIC ART, BOTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE COMPANY IS CHARGED WITH PRODUCING AND PRESENTING DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES OF ALL KINDS, AND WITH TEACHING AND TRAINING AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.THE COMPANY'S PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES LAID DOWN IN THE ROYAL CHARTER ARE TO CONSERVE, ADVANCE AND DISSEMINATE THE DRAMATIC HERITAGE OF SHAKESPEARE AND TO ADVANCE AND IMPROVE THE DRAMATIC ART, BOTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE COMPANY IS CHARGED WITH PRODUCING AND PRESENTING DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES OF ALL KINDS, AND WITH TEACHING AND TRAINING AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.THE COMPANY'S PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES LAID DOWN IN THE ROYAL CHARTER ARE TO CONSERVE, ADVANCE AND DISSEMINATE THE DRAMATIC HERITAGE OF SHAKESPEARE AND TO ADVANCE AND IMPROVE THE DRAMATIC ART, BOTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE COMPANY IS CHARGED WITH PRODUCING AND PRESENTING DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES OF ALL KINDS, AND WITH TEACHING AND TRAINING AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.THE COMPANY'S PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES LAID DOWN IN THE ROYAL CHARTER ARE TO CONSERVE, ADVANCE AND DISSEMINATE THE DRAMATIC HERITAGE OF SHAKESPEARE AND TO ADVANCE AND IMPROVE THE DRAMATIC ART, BOTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. THE COMPANY IS CHARGED WITH PRODUCING AND PRESENTING DRAMATIC PERFORMANCES OF ALL KINDS, AND WITH TEACHING AND TRAINING AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
Program service expenses, total$129,265,210.00$117,383,919.00$88,940,772.00$86,472,992.00$94,599,791.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
2012/13 HAS BEEN A YEAR OF EXCEPTIONAL ACTIVITY FOR THE COMPANY WITH ONE OF OUR MOST AMBITIOUS AND CHALLENGING ARTISTIC PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE WORLD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, THE BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF SHAKESPEARE EVER STAGED, PRODUCED BY US FOR THE LONDON OLYMPICS, INVOLVING MORE THAN 120 PARTNERS. ALL OUR WORK FROM APRIL TO SEPTEMBER CONSTITUTED OUR OWN CONTRIBUTION TO THE FESTIVAL. WE FOLLOWED THIS WITH AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF TOURING NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AND AN ACCLAIMED WINTER SEASON, WITH A MAIN HOUSE SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION, A FAMILY SHOW AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE WIDER WORLD IN SHAKESPEARE'S TIME IN THE SWAN THEATRE. WE DELIVERED A WIDE-RANGING PROGRAMME OF EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS AND OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES IN STRATFORD IN SUPPORT OF THE REPERTOIRE AND A NUMBER OF ONLINE DIGITAL EXPERIMENTS TO REACH NEW AUDIENCES. OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMME GREW IN STRENGTH AND WE ARE HAVE NOW REACHED MORE THAN 334,000 YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH OUR HIGHLY VALUED LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE NETWORK, AS WELL AS WORKING DIRECTLY WITH 39,000 STUDENTS AND 2,500 TEACHERS WITH OUR OPEN ACCESS PROGRAMME. OUR OPEN STAGES INITIATIVE TO CELEBRATE AMATEUR THEATRE MAKERS REACHED MORE THAN 7,200 AMATEUR ARTISTS IN 263 GROUPS AND WE CONTINUED TO SUPPORT AND COLLABORATE WITH PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS THROUGH THE RSC STUDIO AND ACROSS THE COMPANY. THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE PLAYED OUR RECORD-BREAKING PRODUCTION OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL AT THE CAMBRIDGE IN LONDON AND WE TRANSFERRED THE PRODUCTION TO BROADWAY THIS SPRING.WE SOLD MORE THAN ONE MILLION TICKETS ACROSS THE UK AND WELCOMED A FURTHER 500,000 DAY VISITORS TO OUR STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HOME. OUR WORK REMAINS HIGHLY POPULAR WITH AUDIENCES, 96% OF BOOKERS RATED OUR WORK AS GOOD, VERY GOOD OR EXCELLENT, WITH 63% RATING IT AS EXCELLENT. ALMOST EVERYONE (97%) WOULD CONSIDER SEEING ANOTHER RSC PRODUCTION. WE INCREASED CAPACITY SIGNIFICANTLY, GIVEN THE BREADTH OF PROGRAMMING AND THE WIDE RANGE OF VENUES ON OFFER AND, EVEN SO, PLAYED AT 80% ACROSS ALL LOCATIONS (EXCLUDING COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS). CRITICS ALSO RATED MANY OF OUR PRODUCTIONS HIGHLY, WITH JULIUS CAESAR, THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO, KING JOHN AND MATILDA THE MUSICAL WINNING EXCEPTIONAL PRAISE. HOWEVER, THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE, PARTICULARLY OUTSIDE OF LONDON, THE POOR WEATHER AND THE EFFECT OF THE OLYMPICS ALL PLAYED A PART IN BRINGING ADDITIONAL PRESSURES TO THE YEAR, SQUEEZING VISITOR NUMBERS AND DISCRETIONARY EXPENDITURE.
Program expenses    $94,599,791.00
Program revenue    $61,449,582.00
Program description    2012/13 HAS BEEN A YEAR OF EXCEPTIONAL ACTIVITY FOR THE COMPANY WITH ONE OF OUR MOST AMBITIOUS AND CHALLENGING ARTISTIC PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING THE WORLD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, THE BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF SHAKESPEARE EVER STAGED, PRODUCED BY US FOR THE LONDON OLYMPICS, INVOLVING MORE THAN 120 PARTNERS. ALL OUR WORK FROM APRIL TO SEPTEMBER CONSTITUTED OUR OWN CONTRIBUTION TO THE FESTIVAL. WE FOLLOWED THIS WITH AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF TOURING NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY AND AN ACCLAIMED WINTER SEASON, WITH A MAIN HOUSE SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION, A FAMILY SHOW AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE WIDER WORLD IN SHAKESPEARE'S TIME IN THE SWAN THEATRE. WE DELIVERED A WIDE-RANGING PROGRAMME OF EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS AND OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES IN STRATFORD IN SUPPORT OF THE REPERTOIRE AND A NUMBER OF ONLINE DIGITAL EXPERIMENTS TO REACH NEW AUDIENCES. OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMME GREW IN STRENGTH AND WE ARE HAVE NOW REACHED MORE THAN 334,000 YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH OUR HIGHLY VALUED LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE NETWORK, AS WELL AS WORKING DIRECTLY WITH 39,000 STUDENTS AND 2,500 TEACHERS WITH OUR OPEN ACCESS PROGRAMME. OUR OPEN STAGES INITIATIVE TO CELEBRATE AMATEUR THEATRE MAKERS REACHED MORE THAN 7,200 AMATEUR ARTISTS IN 263 GROUPS AND WE CONTINUED TO SUPPORT AND COLLABORATE WITH PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS THROUGH THE RSC STUDIO AND ACROSS THE COMPANY. THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE PLAYED OUR RECORD-BREAKING PRODUCTION OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL AT THE CAMBRIDGE IN LONDON AND WE TRANSFERRED THE PRODUCTION TO BROADWAY THIS SPRING.WE SOLD MORE THAN ONE MILLION TICKETS ACROSS THE UK AND WELCOMED A FURTHER 500,000 DAY VISITORS TO OUR STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HOME. OUR WORK REMAINS HIGHLY POPULAR WITH AUDIENCES, 96% OF BOOKERS RATED OUR WORK AS GOOD, VERY GOOD OR EXCELLENT, WITH 63% RATING IT AS EXCELLENT. ALMOST EVERYONE (97%) WOULD CONSIDER SEEING ANOTHER RSC PRODUCTION. WE INCREASED CAPACITY SIGNIFICANTLY, GIVEN THE BREADTH OF PROGRAMMING AND THE WIDE RANGE OF VENUES ON OFFER AND, EVEN SO, PLAYED AT 80% ACROSS ALL LOCATIONS (EXCLUDING COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS). CRITICS ALSO RATED MANY OF OUR PRODUCTIONS HIGHLY, WITH JULIUS CAESAR, THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO, KING JOHN AND MATILDA THE MUSICAL WINNING EXCEPTIONAL PRAISE. HOWEVER, THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE, PARTICULARLY OUTSIDE OF LONDON, THE POOR WEATHER AND THE EFFECT OF THE OLYMPICS ALL PLAYED A PART IN BRINGING ADDITIONAL PRESSURES TO THE YEAR, SQUEEZING VISITOR NUMBERS AND DISCRETIONARY EXPENDITURE.
IT IS OUR ROLE TO MAKE THE FINEST PRODUCTIONS OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS, IN CONVERSATION WITH WORK BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES AND TODAY'S WRITERS AND TO SHARE THAT WORK WITH THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE. WE ARE THE LARGEST NATIONAL THEATRE COMPANY OUTSIDE LONDON, BASED IN THE HEART OF THE MIDLANDS, WITH A REACH ACROSS THE WORLD. LAST YEAR, WE SHARED AN EXTRAORDINARILY RICH ARTISTIC PROGRAMME WITH A VERY WIDE AUDIENCE, SELLING MORE THAN 1.25 MILLION TICKETS DIRECTLY AS WELL AS NEARLY 0.6 MILLION TICKETS FOR MATILDA THE MUSICAL IN THE US AND 0.25 MILLION TICKETS WORLDWIDE FOR OUR CINEMA BROADCASTS; WINNING NUMEROUS AWARDS, CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND A HUGELY POSITIVE AUDIENCE RESPONSE, AS WELL AS WELCOMING APPROXIMATELY HALF A MILLION DAY VISITORS TO OUR STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HOME.LAST YEAR WAS ONE OF OUR BUSIEST EVER WITH 29 PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS PLAYING DURING THE YEAR. ARTISTIC HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED GREGORY DORAN'S PRODUCTIONS OF HENRY IV PARTS I&II, CHRIS LUSCOMBE'S PAIRED PRODUCTIONS OF LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST AND LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON, A NEW PRODUCTION, THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE, TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY OF WWI, AN AWARD-WINNING NEW PLAY BY ALICE BIRCH, REVOLT, SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN, AND TOM MORTON-SMITH'S EPIC NEW PLAY OPPENHEIMER. WE EXTENDED OUR REACH ACROSS THE WORLD, CONTINUING OUR LIVE BROADCASTS INTO CINEMAS AND OUR FREE SCHOOLS' BROADCASTS. RSC PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS PLAYED FOR 48 WEEKS ON TOUR AROUND THE UK AND 22 WEEKS OVERSEAS, AND OF COURSE MATILDA THE MUSICAL PLAYED FOR 52 WEEKS IN BOTH LONDON AND NEW YORK.WE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO DEEPEN THEIR EXPERIENCE OF WORK THROUGH A STRONG PROGRAMME OF EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS, AN ACTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMME REACHING OVER 530,000 YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UK AND OUR COMMITMENT TO AMATEUR THEATRE MAKING THROUGH OUR OPEN STAGES PROGRAMME AND FUTURE PLANS FOR 2016. WE CONTINUED OUR JOURNEY THROUGH THE ENTIRE FIRST FOLIO, WITH A RENEWED FOCUS ON THE CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE AS WELL AS ADVENTUROUS NEW WORK.
Program expenses  $88,940,772.00  
Program revenue  $69,168,071.00  
Program description  IT IS OUR ROLE TO MAKE THE FINEST PRODUCTIONS OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS, IN CONVERSATION WITH WORK BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES AND TODAY'S WRITERS AND TO SHARE THAT WORK WITH THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE. WE ARE THE LARGEST NATIONAL THEATRE COMPANY OUTSIDE LONDON, BASED IN THE HEART OF THE MIDLANDS, WITH A REACH ACROSS THE WORLD. LAST YEAR, WE SHARED AN EXTRAORDINARILY RICH ARTISTIC PROGRAMME WITH A VERY WIDE AUDIENCE, SELLING MORE THAN 1.25 MILLION TICKETS DIRECTLY AS WELL AS NEARLY 0.6 MILLION TICKETS FOR MATILDA THE MUSICAL IN THE US AND 0.25 MILLION TICKETS WORLDWIDE FOR OUR CINEMA BROADCASTS; WINNING NUMEROUS AWARDS, CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND A HUGELY POSITIVE AUDIENCE RESPONSE, AS WELL AS WELCOMING APPROXIMATELY HALF A MILLION DAY VISITORS TO OUR STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HOME.LAST YEAR WAS ONE OF OUR BUSIEST EVER WITH 29 PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS PLAYING DURING THE YEAR. ARTISTIC HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED GREGORY DORAN'S PRODUCTIONS OF HENRY IV PARTS I&II, CHRIS LUSCOMBE'S PAIRED PRODUCTIONS OF LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST AND LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON, A NEW PRODUCTION, THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE, TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY OF WWI, AN AWARD-WINNING NEW PLAY BY ALICE BIRCH, REVOLT, SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN, AND TOM MORTON-SMITH'S EPIC NEW PLAY OPPENHEIMER. WE EXTENDED OUR REACH ACROSS THE WORLD, CONTINUING OUR LIVE BROADCASTS INTO CINEMAS AND OUR FREE SCHOOLS' BROADCASTS. RSC PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS PLAYED FOR 48 WEEKS ON TOUR AROUND THE UK AND 22 WEEKS OVERSEAS, AND OF COURSE MATILDA THE MUSICAL PLAYED FOR 52 WEEKS IN BOTH LONDON AND NEW YORK.WE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO DEEPEN THEIR EXPERIENCE OF WORK THROUGH A STRONG PROGRAMME OF EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS, AN ACTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMME REACHING OVER 530,000 YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UK AND OUR COMMITMENT TO AMATEUR THEATRE MAKING THROUGH OUR OPEN STAGES PROGRAMME AND FUTURE PLANS FOR 2016. WE CONTINUED OUR JOURNEY THROUGH THE ENTIRE FIRST FOLIO, WITH A RENEWED FOCUS ON THE CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE AS WELL AS ADVENTUROUS NEW WORK.  
IT'S OUR ROLE TO MAKE THE FINEST PRODUCTIONS OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS, IN CONVERSATION WITH WORK BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES AND TODAY'S WRITERS AND TO SHARE THAT WORK WITH THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE.WE ARE THE LARGEST NATIONAL ARTS COMPANY OUTSIDE LONDON, BASED IN THE HEART OF THE MIDLANDS, WITH A REACH ACROSS THE WORLD. LAST YEAR, WE SHARED AN EXTRAORDINARILY RICH ARTISTIC PROGRAMME WITH A VERY WIDE AUDIENCE, SELLING MORE THAN 1.6M TICKETS, WINNING AWARDS, CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND A HUGELY POSITIVE AUDIENCE RESPONSE, AS WELL AS WELCOMING 570,000 DAY VISITORS TO OUR STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HOME.ARTISTIC HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED GREGORY DORAN'S PRODUCTIONS OF JULIUS CAESAR AND RICHARD II, DRAMATISATIONS OF WOLF HALL AND BRING UP THE BODIES AND A NEW PRODUCTION OF WENDY AND PETER PAN.WE EXTENDED OUR REACH ACROSS THE WORLD, WITH LIVE BROADCASTS INTO CINEMAS, AND STREAMED OUR FIRST SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION INTO UK SCHOOLS, WINNING PRAISE FOR THE HIGH QUALITY OF THE BROADCAST. RSC PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS PLAYED FOR 23 WEEKS ON TOUR AROUND THE UK AND 16 WEEKS OVERSEAS.WE ALSO DEEPENED OUR COMMITMENT TO GIVING PEOPLE AN INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF SHAKESPEARE THROUGH OUR OPEN STAGES PROGRAMME WITH AMATEUR THEATRE MAKERS AND OUR LONG-TERM PROGRAMME WITH TEACHERS AND OVER 400 SCHOOLS, THE LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE NETWORK. WE WERE ALSO THE FIRST ARTS ORGANISATION TO PARTNER WITH GOOGLE+ ON AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT TO REINTERPRET A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM FOR THE DIGITAL AGE.
Program expenses   $86,472,992.00 
Program revenue   $66,133,480.00 
Program description   IT'S OUR ROLE TO MAKE THE FINEST PRODUCTIONS OF SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS, IN CONVERSATION WITH WORK BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES AND TODAY'S WRITERS AND TO SHARE THAT WORK WITH THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE.WE ARE THE LARGEST NATIONAL ARTS COMPANY OUTSIDE LONDON, BASED IN THE HEART OF THE MIDLANDS, WITH A REACH ACROSS THE WORLD. LAST YEAR, WE SHARED AN EXTRAORDINARILY RICH ARTISTIC PROGRAMME WITH A VERY WIDE AUDIENCE, SELLING MORE THAN 1.6M TICKETS, WINNING AWARDS, CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND A HUGELY POSITIVE AUDIENCE RESPONSE, AS WELL AS WELCOMING 570,000 DAY VISITORS TO OUR STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HOME.ARTISTIC HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED GREGORY DORAN'S PRODUCTIONS OF JULIUS CAESAR AND RICHARD II, DRAMATISATIONS OF WOLF HALL AND BRING UP THE BODIES AND A NEW PRODUCTION OF WENDY AND PETER PAN.WE EXTENDED OUR REACH ACROSS THE WORLD, WITH LIVE BROADCASTS INTO CINEMAS, AND STREAMED OUR FIRST SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION INTO UK SCHOOLS, WINNING PRAISE FOR THE HIGH QUALITY OF THE BROADCAST. RSC PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS PLAYED FOR 23 WEEKS ON TOUR AROUND THE UK AND 16 WEEKS OVERSEAS.WE ALSO DEEPENED OUR COMMITMENT TO GIVING PEOPLE AN INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF SHAKESPEARE THROUGH OUR OPEN STAGES PROGRAMME WITH AMATEUR THEATRE MAKERS AND OUR LONG-TERM PROGRAMME WITH TEACHERS AND OVER 400 SCHOOLS, THE LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE NETWORK. WE WERE ALSO THE FIRST ARTS ORGANISATION TO PARTNER WITH GOOGLE+ ON AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT TO REINTERPRET A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM FOR THE DIGITAL AGE. 
WE AIM TO CREATE THEATRE AT ITS BEST, MADE IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, AND SHARED AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE. LAST YEAR, WE PRODUCED 28 PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS, INCLUDING SEVEN SHAKESPEARE PLAYS, WHICH PLAYED VARIOUSLY IN STRATFORD, LONDON, ON TOUR ACROSS THE UK AND AROUND THE WORLD. WE SOLD 2.8M TICKETS (INCLUDING 1.99M FOR OUR FOUR SIMULTANEOUS PRODUCTIONS OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL) AND REACHED A GLOBAL AUDIENCE IN CINEMAS AND ONLINE. WE CURATED TWO EXHIBITIONS IN STRATFORD AND BEGAN PREPARATIONS FOR REOPENING THE SWAN WING AND CREATING A MAJOR NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION, AFTER A MAJOR HERITAGE RESTORATION. WE CONTINUED BUILDING WORK TO COMPLETE THE REINSTATEMENT OF OUR STUDIO THEATRE, THE OTHER PLACE, AND ITS REOPENING AS A CREATIVE HUB FOR ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES IN 2016. WE OPENED A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: A PLAY FOR THE NATION IN STRATFORD AND BEGAN ITS NATIONWIDE TOUR, WITH A CAST OF 84 AMATEUR ACTORS AND 580 SCHOOLCHILDREN PLAYING ALONGSIDE OUR PROFESSIONAL COMPANY, AS ONE OF OUR MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIONS. OUR FIRST ENCOUNTER PRODUCTION OF THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V FOR 8-13 YEAR OLDS TOURED SCHOOLS AND THEATRES ACROSS THE UK AND ALSO PLAYED IN OHIO AND NEW YORK. WE PRESENTED OUR 'KING & COUNTRY' CYCLE OF SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY PLAYS AT THE BARBICAN, ON OUR FIRST MAJOR TOUR OF CHINA AND IN NEW YORK, AND TRANSFERRED DEATH OF A SALESMAN AND OPPENHEIMER INTO THE WEST END.WE CONTINUED TO BROADEN THE RANGE OF ARTISTS WITH WHOM WE WORK, AND DELIVERED STRONG RESULTS AGAINST OUR AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS. WE REACHED OVER 500,000 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMME WITH RESEARCH CONCLUDING THAT OUR APPROACHES HAVE HAD A HUGELY POSITIVE IMPACT ON CLASSROOM PRACTICE AND WHOLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT. WE GENERATED 75% UNRESTRICTED INCOME ALONGSIDE PUBLIC INVESTMENT FROM ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND (USING OUR MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING BASIS) AND WORKED HARD TO CONTROL COSTS AND USE OUR RESOURCES TO DELIVER THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS AGAINST OUR CHARITABLE OBJECTIVES.
Program expenses $117,383,919.00   
Program revenue $98,421,007.00   
Program description WE AIM TO CREATE THEATRE AT ITS BEST, MADE IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, AND SHARED AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE. LAST YEAR, WE PRODUCED 28 PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS, INCLUDING SEVEN SHAKESPEARE PLAYS, WHICH PLAYED VARIOUSLY IN STRATFORD, LONDON, ON TOUR ACROSS THE UK AND AROUND THE WORLD. WE SOLD 2.8M TICKETS (INCLUDING 1.99M FOR OUR FOUR SIMULTANEOUS PRODUCTIONS OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL) AND REACHED A GLOBAL AUDIENCE IN CINEMAS AND ONLINE. WE CURATED TWO EXHIBITIONS IN STRATFORD AND BEGAN PREPARATIONS FOR REOPENING THE SWAN WING AND CREATING A MAJOR NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION, AFTER A MAJOR HERITAGE RESTORATION. WE CONTINUED BUILDING WORK TO COMPLETE THE REINSTATEMENT OF OUR STUDIO THEATRE, THE OTHER PLACE, AND ITS REOPENING AS A CREATIVE HUB FOR ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES IN 2016. WE OPENED A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: A PLAY FOR THE NATION IN STRATFORD AND BEGAN ITS NATIONWIDE TOUR, WITH A CAST OF 84 AMATEUR ACTORS AND 580 SCHOOLCHILDREN PLAYING ALONGSIDE OUR PROFESSIONAL COMPANY, AS ONE OF OUR MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIONS. OUR FIRST ENCOUNTER PRODUCTION OF THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V FOR 8-13 YEAR OLDS TOURED SCHOOLS AND THEATRES ACROSS THE UK AND ALSO PLAYED IN OHIO AND NEW YORK. WE PRESENTED OUR 'KING & COUNTRY' CYCLE OF SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY PLAYS AT THE BARBICAN, ON OUR FIRST MAJOR TOUR OF CHINA AND IN NEW YORK, AND TRANSFERRED DEATH OF A SALESMAN AND OPPENHEIMER INTO THE WEST END.WE CONTINUED TO BROADEN THE RANGE OF ARTISTS WITH WHOM WE WORK, AND DELIVERED STRONG RESULTS AGAINST OUR AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS. WE REACHED OVER 500,000 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMME WITH RESEARCH CONCLUDING THAT OUR APPROACHES HAVE HAD A HUGELY POSITIVE IMPACT ON CLASSROOM PRACTICE AND WHOLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT. WE GENERATED 75% UNRESTRICTED INCOME ALONGSIDE PUBLIC INVESTMENT FROM ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND (USING OUR MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING BASIS) AND WORKED HARD TO CONTROL COSTS AND USE OUR RESOURCES TO DELIVER THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS AGAINST OUR CHARITABLE OBJECTIVES.   
WE CREATE THEATRE AT ITS BEST, MADE IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, AND SHARED AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE.2016 WAS A LANDMARK YEAR FOR THE RSC, AS WE CELEBRATED SHAKESPEARE'S 400TH ANNIVERSARY WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERYWHERE, IN COLLABORATION WITH AN ENORMOUS RANGE OF PARTNERS. WE CREATED A LARGE SCALE ARTISTIC PROGRAMME, WELCOMING THE WORLD TO SHAKESPEARE'S HOMETOWN OF STRATFORD-UPON-AVON AND TAKING HIS WORK ACROSS THE GLOBE, THROUGH PRODUCTIONS IN THE US AND CHINA, THROUGH OUR CINEMA BROADCASTS AND ONLINE.WE SOLD OVER 2.7M TICKETS (INCLUDING MATILDA THE MUSICAL) FOR 31 PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS, INCLUDING 16 SHAKESPEARE PLAYS, AND RECEIVED MORE THAN 640,000 VISITS TO OUR STRATFORD HOME (12% UP ON THE PREVIOUS YEAR). WE MARKED THE ANNIVERSARY ITSELF WITH A VERY SPECIAL DAY OF CELEBRATIONS, CULMINATING IN SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC, A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME LIVE BROADCAST ON BBC TWO SHOWCASING SHAKESPEARE'S LEGACY IN ALL THE ARTS. 1.7M PEOPLE WATCHED THE PROGRAMME, WHICH WAS NOMINATED FOR BAFTA AND RTS AWARDS.WE REOPENED THE OLDEST PART OF OUR STRATFORD-UPON-AVON THEATRE BUILDINGS, THE GRADE-II LISTED SWAN WING, FOLLOWING A TWO YEAR HERITAGE RESTORATION, AND CREATED A MAJOR NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION, 'THE PLAY'S THE THING'. WE ALSO REINSTATED OUR STUDIO THEATRE AT THE OTHER PLACE, REOPENING THE BUILDING AS A CREATIVE HUB FOR ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES, WITH A NEW WORK FESTIVAL, 'MAKING MISCHIEF'.ACROSS THE UK, WE WORKED WITH 13 THEATRE PARTNERS AND PARTNER SCHOOLS IN EVERY NATION AND REGION ON OUR UNIQUE TOUR OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: A PLAY FOR THE NATION. A CAST OF 84 AMATEUR ACTORS AND 580 SCHOOLCHILDREN PLAYED ALONGSIDE OUR PROFESSIONAL COMPANY. THE PRODUCTION RETURNED TO STRATFORD-UPON-AVON AT MIDSUMMER, WHERE EVERY AMATEUR ACTOR PERFORMED ON THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE STAGE. THE BBC TRACKED OUR PROGRESS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WITH NINE REGIONAL DOCUMENTARIES ON BBC ONE, WATCHED BY 1.5M VIEWERS. INTERNATIONALLY, WE TOOK 'KING & COUNTRY', SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY PLAYS, TO THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC, FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESSFUL BARBICAN SEASON AND TOUR OF CHINA EARLIER IN THE YEAR. WE ALSO BROADCAST FOUR SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTIONS 'LIVE FROM STRATFORD-UPON-AVON' INTO CINEMAS WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING SCREENINGS IN CHINA FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE CONCLUDED THE ANNIVERSARY YEAR IN STRATFORD WITH A GROUND-BREAKING PRODUCTION OF THE TEMPEST, IN COLLABORATION WITH INTEL AND IN ASSOCIATION WITH IMAGINARIUM STUDIOS. FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, WE USED PERFORMANCE CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY TO RENDER AN ANIMATED CHARACTER - ARIEL - LIVE ON THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE STAGE. THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE CONTINUED TO BROADEN THE AUDIENCES WE REACH AND THE RANGE OF ARTISTS WITH WHOM WE WORK. OVER 500,000 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE HAD A GREAT FIRST EXPERIENCE OF SHAKESPEARE THROUGH OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMME, INCLUDING OUR UNIQUE FREE SCHOOLS' BROADCASTS, TAKING SHAKESPEARE RIGHT INTO THE CLASSROOM WITH SUPPORTING INTERACTIVE CONTENT. RESEARCH SHOWS OUR APPROACHES HAVE HAD A HUGELY POSITIVE IMPACT ON CLASSROOM PRACTICE AND WHOLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT. OF THE TOTAL CORPORATION-ONLY INCOME, 82% WAS GENERATED OUTSIDE THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND NATIONAL PORTFOLIO ORGANISATION GRANT. WE WORKED HARD TO CONTROL COSTS AND USE OUR RESOURCES TO DELIVER THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS AGAINST OUR CHARITABLE OBJECTIVES.
Program expenses$129,265,210.00    
Program revenue$110,841,544.00    
Program descriptionWE CREATE THEATRE AT ITS BEST, MADE IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, AND SHARED AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE WIDEST POSSIBLE AUDIENCE.2016 WAS A LANDMARK YEAR FOR THE RSC, AS WE CELEBRATED SHAKESPEARE'S 400TH ANNIVERSARY WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERYWHERE, IN COLLABORATION WITH AN ENORMOUS RANGE OF PARTNERS. WE CREATED A LARGE SCALE ARTISTIC PROGRAMME, WELCOMING THE WORLD TO SHAKESPEARE'S HOMETOWN OF STRATFORD-UPON-AVON AND TAKING HIS WORK ACROSS THE GLOBE, THROUGH PRODUCTIONS IN THE US AND CHINA, THROUGH OUR CINEMA BROADCASTS AND ONLINE.WE SOLD OVER 2.7M TICKETS (INCLUDING MATILDA THE MUSICAL) FOR 31 PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS, INCLUDING 16 SHAKESPEARE PLAYS, AND RECEIVED MORE THAN 640,000 VISITS TO OUR STRATFORD HOME (12% UP ON THE PREVIOUS YEAR). WE MARKED THE ANNIVERSARY ITSELF WITH A VERY SPECIAL DAY OF CELEBRATIONS, CULMINATING IN SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC, A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME LIVE BROADCAST ON BBC TWO SHOWCASING SHAKESPEARE'S LEGACY IN ALL THE ARTS. 1.7M PEOPLE WATCHED THE PROGRAMME, WHICH WAS NOMINATED FOR BAFTA AND RTS AWARDS.WE REOPENED THE OLDEST PART OF OUR STRATFORD-UPON-AVON THEATRE BUILDINGS, THE GRADE-II LISTED SWAN WING, FOLLOWING A TWO YEAR HERITAGE RESTORATION, AND CREATED A MAJOR NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION, 'THE PLAY'S THE THING'. WE ALSO REINSTATED OUR STUDIO THEATRE AT THE OTHER PLACE, REOPENING THE BUILDING AS A CREATIVE HUB FOR ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES, WITH A NEW WORK FESTIVAL, 'MAKING MISCHIEF'.ACROSS THE UK, WE WORKED WITH 13 THEATRE PARTNERS AND PARTNER SCHOOLS IN EVERY NATION AND REGION ON OUR UNIQUE TOUR OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: A PLAY FOR THE NATION. A CAST OF 84 AMATEUR ACTORS AND 580 SCHOOLCHILDREN PLAYED ALONGSIDE OUR PROFESSIONAL COMPANY. THE PRODUCTION RETURNED TO STRATFORD-UPON-AVON AT MIDSUMMER, WHERE EVERY AMATEUR ACTOR PERFORMED ON THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE STAGE. THE BBC TRACKED OUR PROGRESS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WITH NINE REGIONAL DOCUMENTARIES ON BBC ONE, WATCHED BY 1.5M VIEWERS. INTERNATIONALLY, WE TOOK 'KING & COUNTRY', SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY PLAYS, TO THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC, FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESSFUL BARBICAN SEASON AND TOUR OF CHINA EARLIER IN THE YEAR. WE ALSO BROADCAST FOUR SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTIONS 'LIVE FROM STRATFORD-UPON-AVON' INTO CINEMAS WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING SCREENINGS IN CHINA FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE CONCLUDED THE ANNIVERSARY YEAR IN STRATFORD WITH A GROUND-BREAKING PRODUCTION OF THE TEMPEST, IN COLLABORATION WITH INTEL AND IN ASSOCIATION WITH IMAGINARIUM STUDIOS. FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, WE USED PERFORMANCE CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY TO RENDER AN ANIMATED CHARACTER - ARIEL - LIVE ON THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE STAGE. THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WE CONTINUED TO BROADEN THE AUDIENCES WE REACH AND THE RANGE OF ARTISTS WITH WHOM WE WORK. OVER 500,000 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE HAD A GREAT FIRST EXPERIENCE OF SHAKESPEARE THROUGH OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMME, INCLUDING OUR UNIQUE FREE SCHOOLS' BROADCASTS, TAKING SHAKESPEARE RIGHT INTO THE CLASSROOM WITH SUPPORTING INTERACTIVE CONTENT. RESEARCH SHOWS OUR APPROACHES HAVE HAD A HUGELY POSITIVE IMPACT ON CLASSROOM PRACTICE AND WHOLE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT. OF THE TOTAL CORPORATION-ONLY INCOME, 82% WAS GENERATED OUTSIDE THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND NATIONAL PORTFOLIO ORGANISATION GRANT. WE WORKED HARD TO CONTROL COSTS AND USE OUR RESOURCES TO DELIVER THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS AGAINST OUR CHARITABLE OBJECTIVES.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$137,693,877.00$142,337,787.00$104,022,351.00$98,332,135.00$99,369,050.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$26,195,963.00$43,229,049.00$34,168,585.00$31,557,925.00$37,269,718.00
Investment income, current yr$656,370.00$687,731.00$685,695.00$640,730.00$649,750.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$26,195,963.00$43,229,049.00$34,168,585.00$31,557,925.00$37,269,718.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$57,530.00$147,802.00$383,989.00$171,709.00$104,339.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$110,784,014.00$98,273,205.00$68,784,082.00$65,961,771.00$61,345,243.00
Gross receipts$137,693,877.00$142,337,787.00$104,022,351.00$98,332,135.00$99,369,050.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues   $705,000.00$1,114,535.00
Revenue from gov't grants$22,099,270.00$31,988,498.00$25,459,452.00$24,964,610.00$30,324,824.00
Revenue from all other contributions$4,096,693.00$11,240,551.00$8,709,133.00$5,888,315.00$5,830,359.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$57,530.00$147,802.00$383,989.00$171,709.00$104,339.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$656,370.00$687,731.00$685,695.00$640,730.00$649,750.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$134,256,433.00$123,085,831.00$97,565,525.00$94,616,539.00$103,548,950.00
Total functional expenses: program service $129,265,210.00$117,383,919.00$88,940,772.00$86,472,992.00$94,599,791.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$3,467,974.00$4,183,172.00$6,399,874.00$6,248,386.00$7,044,174.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$1,523,249.00$1,518,740.00$2,224,879.00$1,895,161.00$1,904,985.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$178,316,810.00$200,827,349.00$175,002,425.00$189,831,966.00$167,358,315.00
Total assets, beginning of year$200,827,349.00$175,002,425.00$189,831,966.00$167,358,315.00$178,128,600.00
Total liabilities$26,976,152.00$29,853,239.00$17,454,190.00$20,607,789.00$16,793,778.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$29,853,239.00$17,454,190.00$20,607,789.00$16,793,778.00$16,564,041.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net  $0.00$88,203.00$0.00
Net assets$151,340,658.00$170,974,110.00$157,548,235.00$169,224,177.00$150,564,537.00
Net assets, beginning of year$170,974,110.00$157,548,235.00$169,224,177.00$150,564,537.00$161,564,559.00
Other liabilities  $0.00$346,154.00$0.00
Investments: other securities$4,390,292.00$5,064,748.00$5,067,298.00$5,297,149.00$4,676,768.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$24,264,863.00$25,706,476.00$20,754,893.00$19,692,479.00$14,985,427.00
Investments -- program-related   $149,778.00$503,418.00
Inventories for sale or use$3,119,029.00$3,879,137.00$2,216,758.00$3,914,198.00$2,958,151.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$3,437,444.00$19,251,956.00$6,456,826.00$3,715,596.00-$4,179,900.00
Advertising (total)$7,848,983.00$8,703,724.00$8,515,525.00$7,644,239.00$8,144,797.00
Savings & temp cash investment$25,320,553.00$24,792,808.00$19,077,146.00$15,655,129.00$8,091,188.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$7,844,383.00$8,587,051.00$5,191,685.00$5,155,692.00$5,688,166.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$19,269,736.00$20,572,663.00$9,743,664.00$9,520,888.00$8,025,789.00
Deferred revenue$7,706,416.00$9,280,576.00$7,710,526.00$10,740,747.00$8,767,989.00
Total net assets or fund balances$151,340,658.00$170,974,110.00$157,548,235.00$169,224,177.00$150,564,537.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1415151515
Number of independent voting members1213131313
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Audited on both consolidated and separate basisTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-04-012015-04-012014-04-012013-04-012012-04-01
Tax year end date2017-03-012016-03-012015-03-012014-03-012013-03-01
Has local chaptersTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Business transaction with entity ownerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Business transaction with family memberTrueTrueTrue  
Business transaction with employeeTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Org has controlled entityTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Org transacted with controlled entityTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-03-142017-07-272016-07-192015-03-062014-03-19
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201800459349301585201740459349302594201640469349301019201520479349301017201430489349300613
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