Whether it’s a one-act play, dance, orchestra concert, show choir or full musical, the 33,775 SF performing art center addition at Lewis Central High School can accommodate a wide array of the performing arts. A teaching and working performance center, the addition incorporates all the elements of a premier performance space to educate and inspire. Inserted within an existing alcove of the current high school, the 1,100 seat auditorium addition accommodates all aspects of the performing arts including:
The performing arts addition is accessed through an existing typical school commons. In order to elevate the experience of attending the theatre, BVH created a threshold that allows attenders to leave the commons and be transported into the world of the performing arts.
In addition to the main performance space, the project also contains a versatile black box theater with its own entrance. In addition to these performing and education spaces the addition consist of support spaces including:
+ Large multi-purpose classroom
+ Dressing rooms
+ Costume storage
+ Theater prop storage
+ Instrument storage
+ Uniform storage
In order to keep the creative work that goes into stage scenery and allow for scenery storage, the project also includes a 11,775 SF Construction Technology Education addition. This support space includes:
+ Scene building shop
+ Tool storage
+ Paint booth and storage
+ Expansion of existing CTE shop
+ Storage for theater props, band risers, orchestra platforms, and associated items.