Arcadia students will be showcased in a plethora of groups in the brand new Arcadia Unified School District’s Performing Arts Center during three days of performances open to the public as part of a grand opening weekend Oct. 18-21.
The new 1,200-seat Performing Art Center is a 40,000 square-foot state-of-the-art glass and brick facility with a dramatic internal courtyard, lobby and outdoor pavilion area is located on the Arcadia High School campus and is designed to be an inclusive hub for all of the performing arts in the San Gabriel Valley. The performance stage accommodates 200 musicians, variable acoustics and orchestral shells and professional lighting and sound systems. There is also an additional Black Box theater with a separate control room and flexible seating that can host 125 guests. The sound attenuated orchestra room contains instrument storage, practice rooms and a music library.
A professional dance studio with sprung wood floors is also housed in the Performing Arts Center as are comfortable dressing rooms, scene prop and costume storage space, back of the house stage crafts areas and a concessions booth.
– By Scott Hettrick