Curtain rises on Canberra College Performing Arts Centre

Released 13/09/2012

It was my pleasure to officially open Canberra College's new Performing Arts Centre at Phillip today.

The $9.35 million facility joins new performing arts centres built at Lyneham High School and opened in 2010 and at Calwell High School opened last year.

The ACT Government is continuing to revamp Canberra's existing schools to create 21st century opportunities for students to benefit from the latest technology and infrastructure.

These performing arts centres add to other performing arts theatres at secondary schools including Gungahlin College and Hawker College.

The state-of-the-art design at Canberra College Performing Arts Centre includes a 180-seat performance theatre, a dance studio, a music studio with two practice rooms, a drama studio, a loading dock and front of house facilities. The centre will also complement arts programs such as Step Into The Limelight, the Instrumental Music Program and the ACT's nurturing of experienced and highly qualified arts teachers.

The arts are an important part of a well-rounded education which has been recognised by the Australian Curriculum.


I would particularly like to thank Canberra College Principal John Stenhouse and his school community, architects BVN, Cobul Constructions and the Education and Training Directorate's Schools Capital Works team who have delivered another project on time and on budget.


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