We are building a Performing Arts Centre for the School and local community. The current School facilities are no longer fit for purpose and we know that the performing arts matter. A successful fundraising campaign will enable us to build this exciting new facility to a high specification. It will transform learning opportunities, performance experience and host a dynamic programme of events and activities, enriching the lives of many.
Please scroll down to see the various ways you can support our campaign
The project cost is £3,804,000 and we aim to raise £1,152,000. Please help us reach our goal.
Naming a seat is a personal way for you to support our campaign and will help to ensure audiences enjoy sitting in a smart an comfortable theatre-style seats. For a minimum donation of £250 you can have your name on a plaque. This can be paid in one lump sum or £25 over 10 months.
We are creating a bespoke oak wall in the public foyer and your generous support will be featured on an ‘oak brick’. For a minimum donation of £1000 your support will help us to purchase a sound-proof, retractable wall separating the auditorium and drama/dance studio and drop-down scenery.
Superb auditorium with flexible, tiered seating and staging
Fully sprung drama/dance studio with gantry, mirrored walls and barres
State-of-art sound, acoustic and lighting facilities
Large-screen projection facilities for cinema, lectures and conferences
Glass fronted foyer with bar/café and art displays
Two multi-function spaces for use as classrooms, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, seminar room
Changing and shower facilities
Extensive storage space for props, instruments and costumes
Energy free windcatcher ventilation for the auditorium, studio and seminar room and low-energy heat recovery systems in other areas of the building
‘I support CCS’s ambition to build a Performance Arts Centre. It will provide generations of young people with an excellent facility, encourage creativity and offer exciting opportunities, on and off the stage.’
- Julian Lloyd Webber
‘’We are incredibly grateful for every penny you can donate towards this excellent project that I have been involved with for over seven years. Your kind gift will go towards ensuring that the centre will have fantastic lighting, acoustics, audio-visual facilities, comfortable seating, flexible staging, a fabulous foyer, proper changing rooms, a seminar room and more teaching space. This is just a part what we can achieve with your help.’’
- Edward Bennett, alumnus and actor
‘Having a Performing Arts Centre will boost everyone’s confidence and encourage more students to become passionate about the performing arts.’