Performing Arts

Fr James O'Doherty Performing Arts Theatre

Our new Performing Arts Theatre is a versatile stage space area with retractable seating for just over 100 audience members. The Theatre space is mainly set up in a Proscenium Arch stage setting with the audio-visual control booth accessed behind the tiered seating. However, the seating can electronically retract back and the stage used as a large bare area with lighting and sound access points located on prompt and opposite prompt sides of the stage. This makes this performance area versatile for any type of stage setting including; cabaret performances and theatre in the round where the audience will have different experiences according to where they view the action.

The Performing Arts Theatre includes masking curtains and a cyclorama where lighting and shadows can be projected to create interesting theatrical possibilities and effects. It has a mixture of traditional lighting and some LED movable lighting where students learn about the modern equipment used in theatres today. This space also includes an impressive surround sound system and retractable screen for the visual aspects to performance which are effective in this blackout setting. The centre is equipped with a Green Room and costume and props storage area.

While the theatre is home to the school's drama program, it has multiple uses across the whole school, hosting a variety of educational and community activities.

Recent Stage Productions