PAC Update for Fall 2021
Posted by Kelcey Davis on 8/18/2021 7:00:00 AM
Performing Arts Center
The long-awaited Performing Arts Center and Performance Lab Building project is coming to completion. This fall, there will be preliminary events for the school, college and community. The grand opening is scheduled for February 2022, as the pandemic allows. The project started in 2019 with the demolition of the previous auditorium that was closed in 2014 due to seismic hazards. The new Performing Arts Center is a joint project with our educational partner, Santa Monica College. The Performing Arts Center is a two-story auditorium, with lower and elevated seating areas resulting in a 750 seat capacity. The auditorium includes an electronic acoustic system, state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and touch control sound system. The stage flooring is installed, as well as the front of stage lift that can be raised to expand the stage playing area or lowered to provide additional seating. The Back of House includes dressing rooms, a green room, a stage manager’s office, star rooms and restrooms. The Choir Room is located on the second level of the Back of House. Performance Lab The Performance Lab features a large multi-purpose room that can serve as a rehearsal hall, dance studio, reception area or meeting space. The support areas include a ticketing office, catering room, storage and restrooms.
The Performance Lab is a 2,095 square foot space with end-cut wood flooring and a surrounding glass sliding door. The Performance Lab has mirrors for dance, projection for classes, and drapery surrounding the room to adjust the acoustics. The Rehearsal Building is complete with no outstanding work, and ready to be open at the start of the school year. The Performing Arts Center and Rehearsal Building include the new District-standard Aviglion Security Camera surveillance system throughout, as well as SALTO electronic lock hardware on all access doors for increased security.