Steeple Players Theatre, Inc. (Hendersonville Performing Arts)
260 West Main Street
Suite 204
Hendersonville TN 37075-7310
Mission Statement
To encourage development of the performing arts in the community as well as the recognition of the performing arts as an important part of education for children and adults.
CEO/Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Darrell Pace
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1994
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $138,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $141,000.00 (2017)
Mission To encourage development of the performing arts in the community as well as the recognition of the performing arts as an important part of education for children and adults.
Background Hendersonville Performing Arts Company (Steeple Players Theatre, Inc.), was established in 1994.  We are located in the City Square Shopping Center in Hendersonville.  We have grown consistently year over year and the quality of our productions continues to entertain and grow our audiences.  Our leadership consists of a volunteer Board of Directors made up of residents of the Sumner County area.  We depend solely on volunteers to do the work of our organization.  Our budget is supported by revenue from productions, and sponsorships, grants,  and donations.  Our small venue seats 125 and allows for everyone to feel a part of each performance. We collaborate with local musicians, artists, students, and a variety of volunteers and Arts enthusiasts from all over the greater Nashville area. We also have 2 summer enrichment camps planned for this summer open to children and youth in the community, our goal is to be to able accept any child or youth interested in attending the theater camp the opportunity to attend regardless of their ability to pay the cost of tuition.
Impact We consider ourselves a teaching theatre and provide an environment where children and adults are encouraged to develop their skills and talents in theatre production.  We welcome and encourage participation from area residents and those from surrounding areas.  We generally produce 5 shows each season, a summer enrichment program, and workshops for adults and children.  We plan our production schedule to appeal to a broad audience.  We take pride that each  production will engage, excite, educate and inspire. 
Needs  Our most pressing needs include funding for all or part of our upcoming production expenses which total approx. $50,000 annually,  financial support for our operating expense budget which totals approx. $65,000 annually, and financial support for the upgrade of our current sound equipment. In addition,  we are always in need of volunteers to assist in set building, constructing props and costumes for our productions,  and the marketing our theater to the community and surrounding areas.
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer For other ways to make a difference with our organization, we invite you to visit our website at  You may mail a check to our profile address, make in-kind donations, and/or volunteer with us.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Theater
Secondary Organization Category Education /
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Sumner
TN - Cheatham
TN - Davidson
TN - Dickson
TN - Robertson
TN - Rutherford
 We primarily serve the Sumner, Robertson and Davidson county areas.  However, we see volunteers and patrons from Rutherford, Dickson, Davidson, and Cheatham counties routinely.  We are located in Hendersonville, so we are known best by our residents in the Hendersonville, Gallatin and White House areas.
CEO Statement We are proud to work with talented directors, choreographers, musicians, actors, visual artists, and theater production experts who share a passion for the performing arts and are dedicated to the collaboration necessary to develop the magic on stage for each performance.  We continue to amaze our audiences who tell others about us and that allows us to grow.  There is no other organization like ours in our community.  We provide volunteer cast and production opportunities for children and adults of various ages and backgrounds.  Our auditorium seats 125 and we plan production performances to fill those seats at least 78 times this season.  This, in addition to the various volunteer opportunities associated with each production, will allow us to serve more than 10,000 people during the season.
Description We plan 5 productions each season. Which include a mixture of musicals and non-musical plays. Our season runs September through August.  In addition, we plan a Summer Enrichment Program, which is a youth drama education program.
Budget 120000.00
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Population Served General/Unspecified, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years),
CEO Comments While we have consistently grown our theatre, our operating expense and production expense continues to rise as well.  If we can obtain financial support for production costs, our ticket sales will support our operating budget.  We have an opportunity to continue our momentum and reach more people in our community with the performing arts experience and education.  We are searching for financial support that will allow us that opportunity.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Darrell Pace
Term Oct 2016 to Aug 2019
Board Members
Cori Blauw
Cliff Buckosh Crye Leike Realty
Jill Dunlap Voting
Dia Hall Voting
Lynlea Keightley Business OwnerVoting
Darrell Pace Voting
Kym Sims Business OwnerVoting
Casey Thompson Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 75%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Cliff Buckosh
Term Oct 2016 to Aug 2019
Standing Committees
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
CEO Comments We are currently seeking out new members to add to our Board.  Our goal is to have at least 12 -15 members.  We are also developing committees for individuals to serve in a capacity such as marketing/promotion, grant writing, sewing, etc.
Executive Director/CEO
Experience All of our Board Members are Volunteers
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 200
Contractors 0
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? No
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? No
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? No
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? No
Best Community TheatreBroadway World2013
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Sept 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Aug 31 2017
Projected Revenue $141,000.00
Projected Expenses $138,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$46,104$122,927$121,165
Administration Expense$85,351$1,027$696
Fundraising Expense$131$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.291.040.81
Program Expense/Total Expenses35%104%99%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$44,640$11,811$6,587
Current Assets$36,260$11,811$3,877
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$10,965$16,518$16,592
Total Net Assets$33,675($4,707)($10,005)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.310.720.23
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $146,276Program Revenue $101,128Earned Revenue $86,271
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $18,692Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,826Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,311
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations and Corporations $5,000 -- --
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Feb 2018
Solicitations Permit
HPAC 2017registration
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2016-2017 budget2017
Organization Comments Our CPA has filed for an extension for our Form 990 due for the 15-16 business year.  We will have it available after April 15, 2017. We have also been granted an extension to file our TN solicitations permit since submission of Form 990 is required. Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from the 990. 
990 prepared by Judy Sinz, CPA, PC.
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 5/10/17.
Nonprofit Steeple Players Theatre, Inc. (Hendersonville Performing Arts)
Address 260 West Main Street
Suite 204
Hendersonville, TN 37075 7310
Primary Phone (615) 826-6037
Contact Email
Board Chair Mr. Darrell Pace
Year of Incorporation 1994