Know Theatre of Cincinnati


Budget Transparency

We believe in transparency in the work that we do and the way that we create theatre. We believe in equitable theatre making, and that’s not fully possible without being open about where the money goes.

To that end, we offer you this summary of our Season 26 Budget. This season is budgeted as fully in person with live streaming access for every show. Our total budgeted expenditures are about $100,000 less than those in our approved budget for Season 25.

As budgeted, this season included 5 MainStage productions, 3 of which are considered small (production budgets of $20,000-$30,000) and 2 of which are considered large (around $40,000).

Our audience attendance has been around 50-60% of pre-pandemic numbers since our return to in person programming. We budgeted for modest increases in attendance this year, but have not yet seen that reflected in our ticket sales.

The front page gives a general overview, click on over the second sheet if you’d like more specifics. Every budget we create is a hard fought battle to determine where each dollar goes. But our guiding principle is to prioritize getting those dollars to people: the staff and artists who create the work.