Brooks School
North Andover, Massachusetts

The new Center for the Arts at Brooks School, an independent college preparatory school, promises to transform the experience of students and community members alike. The new building will house a 330-seat proscenium theater, an intimate studio theater, dance studio, 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 new building is centrally located, in keeping with the central place of the arts in the lives of Brooks students.

Institution
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
Music, visual arts, theater, and dance programs

Spaces
320-seat proscenium theater
Studio theater
Dance studio

Image: © Ann Beha Architects