Our plans for the Rogers Theatre



 In order for our pupils to take best advantage of the Performing Arts as part of their education, the Rogers Theatre refurbishment will deliver the following:

 •    New-build extension creating a studio and much needed front-of-house space

 •    Modular staging allowing for theatre-in-the-round and other performance layouts

 •    New and extended balcony and new retractible seating

 •    State-of-the art theatre-tech allowing pupils to manage modern sound and lighting equipment

 •    Improved lighting and acoustics for the benefit of audiences and performers

 •    Tension wire grid allowing pupils to operate technical equipment and stage rigging in safety  

 •    Additional backstage space through the relocation of offices

Built in 1903, the Rogers Theatre was originally designed as a gymnasium and boxing ring before being converted in 1983.  Though undeniably charming, the Edwardian building is unable to meet the demands of an active Drama department and its performance schedule, and the space is under-utilised.  These new features will be incorporated into the original Edwardian building with sensitivity, honouring both its history and the affection so many feel for it.

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