Perse School Performing Arts Centre - EH Smith

Perse School Performing Arts Centre


This 370-plus seat facility has many roles beyond a narrower definition of the ‘performing arts’: it plays host to drama, music and performance poetry, but also debating, lectures and assemblies. It features full backstage facilities, enabling students to experience all aspects of staging a production and building on the activities of our thriving Technical Theatre Club; a triple-height foyer incorporating exhibition space for art, technology and other shows; a coffee bar; and a rehearsal studio.

The development also includes a new Classics Department and a large court with trees and seating, which creates a welcoming and relaxing green space for pupils.

Location: Cambridge

Architect: Haworth Tompkins

Contractors: RG Carter