Finance Score: 4
Governance Score: 5
Support Score: 14
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +14
Overall GiG Score: 23 ?

THE ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE 

The National Theatre is central to the creative life of the UK. In its three theatres on the South Bank in London it presents new plays and classics from the world repertoire. It extends its reach through live broadcasts into cinema, UK and International tours and deepens audience engagement through its education programme. It looks after the wider health of theatre through R&D at the NT Studio.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • The charity has received backing from multiple prominent grant makers recently
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • One or more trustees receive payments or benefits from the charity for providing services to the charity
  • There are 13 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12

Financial issues to consider:

  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/03/23£89,000£90,900£-1,900£2,600£85,800£46,1006.177825
31/03/22£80,800£80,100£700£2,100£87,700£43,3006.56690
31/03/21£56,300£51,600£4,700£1,500£87,000£37,5008.77590
31/03/20£106,900£114,800£-7,900£2,400£82,300£33,1003.51,18836
31/03/19£107,600£110,300£-2,700£2,500£90,200£37,20041,21340
01/04/18£107,800£109,800£-2,000£2,300£92,900£35,8003.91,1880
26/03/17£104,700£101,300£3,400£2,700£94,900£34,2004.11,1730
27/03/16£121,600£117,000£4,600£2,400£91,500£29,20031,1780
29/03/15£137,900£125,600£12,300£28,200£80,500£22,1002.11,1980
30/03/14£124,100£103,400£20,700£12,500£68,200£19,6002.31,1340
01/04/13£97,600£91,600£6,000£13,300£47,500£22,1002.91,0560
01/04/12£86,500£76,800£9,700£10,500£41,500£24,7003.91,0140
27/03/11£79,405£69,301£10,104£9,529£31,775£20,0463.59780
28/03/10£65,954£65,455£499£1,456£21,671£11,02229910
29/03/09£55,299£52,995£2,304£8,767£21,172£9,2842.19170
30/03/08£52,867£51,771£1,096£7,136£18,868£5,8581.49250
01/04/07£48,435£49,145£-710£7,058£17,772£6,0201.58540
02/04/06£36,143£40,743£-4,600£0£0£0n/a00
03/04/05*£38,450£37,926£524£0£0£0n/a00
28/03/04*£32,311£39,068£-6,757£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3.6%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 2.9%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 5%
Highest pay band: £150,000-£200,000
Liabilities/Assets: 34%
Liabilities/Income: 49%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 54%
Reserves/Spending: 6.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 6 months
Quick Ratio: 1.8
Asset Split ?
Established: 61 years

www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

dparker@nationaltheatre.org.uk

02074523361

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Arts/Culture/Heritage/Science
  • Education/Training
GiG Classification
  • Performing and visual arts
How it operates
  • Other charitable activities
Where it operates
  • China, Germany, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, United States,
Who it helps
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
DCMS£17,007,280
Garfield Weston Foundation£2,300,000
The Foyle Foundation£1,625,000
Esmee Fairbairn£509,320
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Foyle Foundation - Arts
£1,500,000 28/11/2023
towards major capital improvements to backstage workspaces
Woodward Charitable Trust - Education outreach project: Connections programme
£5,000 20/10/2023
Education outreach project: Connections programme
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award
£500,000 09/10/2023
Transforming backstage workshops and staff welfare. Redevelop costume workshops and spaces
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to National Theatre
£88,762 06/07/2023
Pilot project integrating drama into primary education curriculum.
Greater London Authority - Site and Operational Feasibility for a Theatre Set and Prop Recycling Centre
£47,000 21/03/2023
This project was match-funded by London Economic Action Partnership at an amount of £32,000. The National Theatre has been working on behalf of the London Theatre Consortium to support the ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to National Theatre (NT)
£32,600 13/02/2023
Towards unrestricted core costs as a Cost of Living Uplift
The Shears Foundation - National Theatre
£5,000 01/11/2022
National Theatre Schools Tour - Greater Manchester
The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington - Grant to Royal National Theatre
£72,547 26/07/2022
Pilot project exploring the impact of integrating drama into different stages of the primary curriculum to support children’s literacy, oracy and social development.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to National Theatre
£10,000 19/07/2022
National Theatre learning and public engagement programs provide access to theatre for young people from disadvantaged groups across the UK.
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation - Grant to National Theatre
£50,000 26/05/2022
NT Connections
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to National Theatre
£250,000 09/12/2021
New automated flying system at the Olivier Theatre
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to National Theatre (NT)
£423,720 02/11/2021
36
Towards project costs of Public Acts, an initiative co-created with social change organisations and theatre partners around the UK, that uses theatre to tackle complex social challenges
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to National Theatre
£10,000 23/07/2021
National Theatre learning and public engagement programs provide access to theatre for young people from disadvantaged groups across the UK.
The Rayne Foundation - Grant to Royal National Theatre
£50,000 08/03/2021
Towards the Max Rayne Design Bursary
Garfield Weston Foundation - WCF award - COVID19 response
£1,500,000 05/02/2021
Weston Culture Fund
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to National Theatre
£250,000 09/12/2020
WF Covid-19 Support Fund
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to National Theatre
£10,000 04/12/2020
National Theatre learning and public engagement programs provides access to young people from all groups in the UK.
The Foyle Foundation - Arts
£125,000 24/11/2020
towards the cost of redeveloping the website (awarded grant in response to coronavirus)
CHK Foundation - CHK Discretionary Grant
£10,000 02/10/2020
unrestricted, to further the Charitable Objects
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to National Theatre
£53,000 01/09/2020
12
Towards Project costs Towards the development of the 'Public Acts' programme of national engagement projects.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - COVID19 Emergency Funding
£50,000 13/08/2020
3
Support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by COVID19.
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to National Theatre
£10,000 05/08/2020
National Theatre learning and public engagement programs provides access to young people from all groups in the UK.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Universal Performance Space
£74,170 01/06/2020
Full Grant details (including summaries) can be found on the Gateway to Research website: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=65145
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Open Access Smart Capture: Immersive accessibility in theatre
£38,289 01/06/2020
Full Grant details (including summaries) can be found on the Gateway to Research website: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=74626
City Bridge Trust - Grant to National Theatre
£10,330 19/05/2020
£10,330 towards audio subtitling costs as outlined in your application.
DCMS - National Portfolio Funding 2018-22
£17,007,280 01/04/2020
The wider aim of the scheme is: We are the national development agency for creativity and culture. By 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£300,000 28/02/2020
Theatre Nation Partnerships
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to National Theatre
£10,000 11/07/2019
National Theatre learning and public engagement programs provides access to young people from all groups in the UK.
John Lyon's Charity - Main grant to National Theatre
£28,000 13/06/2019
12
Subsidised tickets for all schools in Brent to see 'War Horse' at Wembley Park Theatre
Tuixen Foundation - Core grant to National Theatre
£10,000 10/08/2018
National Theatre learning and public engagement programs provides access to young people from all groups in the UK.
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to National Theatre
£170,000 04/12/2017
House lighting
Garfield Weston Foundation - Major Grants award
£250,000 11/10/2017
NT: Theatre Nation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Let's Play
£150,000 08/05/2017
35
The National Theatre wants to build on the pilot of its Let’s Play programme by addressing the need for quality plays suitable for primary school productions and support for teachers to produce ....more
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation - Grant to National Theatre
£150,000 12/03/2015
NT Connections
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to National Theatre
£150,000 25/09/2008
24
Towards Project costs Towards a pilot programme of participatory, digital and new media activities.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (13)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 45-68
  • FARRAH STORR Appointed: 2021, Occupation: Editor In Chief Elle Uk
  • TIM SCORE Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Non-Executive Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 17/04/1963, number: 224223
  • Registered at Companies House on 08/02/1963, number: 00749504
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Campaigns and political activity policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Complaints policy and procedures
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Serious incident reporting policy and procedures
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Trustee expenses policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR05: 1 days late, AR04: 5 days late,
Main office

ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE
UPPER GROUND
LONDON
SE1 9PX

Objectives

TO PROMOTE AND ASSIST IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION SO FAR AS SUCH PROMOTION AND ASSISTANCE SHALL BE OF A CHARITABLE NATURE AND IN PARTICULAR, SO FAR AS OF A CHARITABLE NATURE, TO PROCURE AND INCREASE THE APPRECIATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE DRAMATIC ART IN ALL ITS FORMS AS A MEMORIAL TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

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