31 May 2021

Monday 31 May 2021

The College is excited about the addition of a Performing Arts Centre to the facilities of King’s College. Not only does it exemplify the College’s commitment to the Performing Arts but endorses existing programmes and introduces new art forms to the College’s offer to students.

Performing Arts Centre View From Road

Above: Artist's impression of the new Performing Arts Centre, viewed from Hospital Road 

The Performing Arts is vital to the new future to which the students venture after their time at King’s College.

Adding to the College we all treasure

With our new facility will come new capabilities. A specialist theatre with flexibility, malleability and unconstrained structure will enable traditional and new ways to perform.

With specialist sound, lighting and set infrastructure the College will also be able to teach sound, lighting and set design within the precinct. To that we add a specialist orchestra room, three teaching spaces, a specialist dance and drama space as well as the various connecting elements which in themselves enable the multi-disciplinary approaches we seek within the Performing Arts.

The building itself encapsulates and exudes the very notions we are trying to create and enable in our young people. It demonstrates both structure and creativity, enabling within our students the craft which is Performing Arts.

At A Glance Graphic
New energy for our school programmes

The Performing Arts Centre will complement the range of opportunities students have while they learn at King’s, offering ventures beyond the existing dynamic Fine Arts spaces, Technology, Computing and Science laboratories, to name a few.

In the new world students need to be able to be creative, innovative and flexible as they strike new problems requiring new solutions. Our younger generation move out to a world which is dynamic, forever changing and evolving. Beyond the acquisition of knowledge, being able to be creative, innovative and flexible is vital to students’ ability to strive and thrive in the future.

It is this capacity which we try to grow in our students, instilled and encouraged by such subjects as Drama, Music and Dance, let alone the integrated programmes of these disciplines such as Musical Theatre. Even traditional subjects such as the sciences and Mathematics require creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is the amalgamation of these abilities which enables new realities and discoveries amid what might once have been considered already defined.

The Performing Arts Centre is a new building block to providing the best all-round education. 

Reimagining our standing

Our new Performing Arts Centre will reimagine King’s standing as a school for culture and all sorts of performances. Initiated by a generous lead gift from Old Collegian Michael Flanagan (Peart, 1951–55), the new Centre will not only lift King’s connection with the arts, it will also dramatically change the profile of our campus.

If you and your family believe in the importance of the arts, and that embedding culture in our young people enriches and informs our society, we invite you to come forward and pledge your support to the Performing Arts Centre. Together we can provide the financial support needed to begin this next era of our history. 

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For more information on how you can join the Cast and partner with us as we boldly embrace the future of Performing Arts at King's, click here.