Brooks School
North Andover, Massachusetts

The new Center for the Arts at Brooks School, an independent college preparatory school, provides transformative experiences for students and community members alike. The center houses an intimate proscenium theater, a combined dance studio/small studio theater, music rehearsal rooms, fine art studios, and associated support. The performance spaces feature state-of-the-art stage lighting systems, automated rigging, and an adjustable forestage to allow for innovative use of the proscenium stage. The building is centrally located, in keeping with the central place of the arts in the lives of Brooks students.

Institution
The Brooks School

Architect
Ann Beha Architects

Acoustician
Acentech

Construction Type
New construction

Construction Manager
Consigli Construction Co.

Square Feet
37,000

Cost
$28 million

Completion
2018

Users
Drama, dance, and music programs

Spaces
330-seat proscenium theater
Small studio theater/dance studio
Shops and performer support.

Photography: © Jonathan Hillyer