Research & Resources
TCG conducts research to assess the changing needs and conditions of the theatre community, provides resources through publications and events and offers professional development opportunities for theatre managers and trustees.
Each year, TCG conducts a comprehensive survey that captures financial and performance-related information from participating Member Theatres. This survey serves as the basis for a public report, Theatre Facts. Survey participants also gain exclusive access to additional data and online reporting tools.
TCG conducts an annual survey of compensation levels for more than 100 job titles common among not-for-profit theatres. This survey is conducted solely as a service to participating TCG Member Theatres. The report is confidential and is made available exclusively to leaders of participating Member Theatres.
Snapshot Surveys are short surveys focusing on various topics such as fiscal health, governing boards, employee benefits, education, and online ticket sales and contributions. This format allows TCG to gather and to disseminate information quickly and to identify new areas for investigation.
Reports are available of conversations between TCG Board Members and TCG Member Theatres, as well as findings from collaborative projects between TCG and other arts organizations.
An online compendium of information about TCG Member Theatres and their productions, dating back to 1995. Each completed profile contains a wealth of information such as: names of leadership, any AEA Contracts, facility details, and any specialized interests.
This is TCG's national employment bulletin for the Arts.
TCG’s Disaster Management page contains extensive resources including: a teleconference recording and research on theatre readiness/disaster assistance organizations, disaster philanthropy, and federal disaster support for theatre.
Produced annually by TCG for more than three decades, Theatre Facts is the only document analyzing the U.S. professional not-for-profit theatre field and is a vital resource for theatre professionals, trustees, funders, policy makers, educators, and the press.
TCG provides research for theatre education professionals, gives visibility to theatre education work and strives to provide professional development opportunities for theatre education staff.
Centerpieces include in-depth analyses, case studies, and resource tools on specific management issues, aimed at theatre staff and board members. Topics include governance, marketing, development, education, and general management issues, and were curated by specialists in each area.
As part of TCG's strategic initiative Audience (R)Evolution, the Research & Resources Hub includes a comprehensive literature review, recent field-wide research, essays, articles from Audience (R)Evolution grantees, and archived videos from past Audience (R)Evolution Convenings to facilitate the program’s commitment to widespread dissemination of innovative and impactful audience-engagement and community-development practice.
In order to better serve theatre board members, whose crucial roles involve the gifts of time, imagination, and ideas, TCG has created the Trustee Corner, a hub aimed at helping theatre trustees learn more about the field, connect with other trustees and theatre leaders across the country, and play an important role in serving the needs of their theatre and the greater theatre community.
TCG's other resources include New Plays in Production, the Stage Matters video, American Theatre Archives, Information Requests and Referral Services, and professional development resources.