Visitors to campus might be starting to notice the building taking shape through the trees and across the creek. The imposing walls belong to what will be out new Performing Arts Center. The building will include a 350-seat theatre for dance, drama, and music performances, speakers, and other community events. The building will be heated and cooled using an energy efficient geothermal system.
This new performing arts space will afford performers, technical theatre students, teachers, and audiences the opportunity to experience productions in a venue designed for that purpose, with wonderful acoustics and ample performance, rehearsal, backstage, and storage spaces. In addition to providing sufficient seating for our own community members, we will finally be able to welcome visitors for performances and special events, expanding our reach and reputation for excellence throughout the Triangle. With alumni involved as performers, teachers, and/or audience members, and alumni parents returning to enjoy productions, the circle of community is complete.
The Performing Arts Center is the last construction project of the Building Friends campaign. The campaign, the largest in the School's history, allowed us to expand and enhance the spaces for teaching and learning at Carolina Friends.