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      The Benefits

      Whole School

      The Arts Centre will truly transform music and drama, but it will also bring great benefits right across the school.  This is a transformational project.

      • Visiting speakers – the recital hall will give us the perfect venue for our programme of visiting speakers.
      • Assembly - a space for gathering the whole school together, with a full capacity of 560.
      • Community – with the recital hall and the new theatre we will have two attractive venues and more space allowing us to invite the outside world into the school to enjoy performances.  This will create ever stronger links with Sherborne town.
      • Match teas – the foyer is the perfect space – and it is close to the pitches.
      • Day to day – the girls will have somewhere to meet, rather than having to go back to their houses.
      • Visually – we will lose the existing portakabins and car park and gain an attractive new building.
      • Music performance – a stunning recital hall with 300 fixed seats.
      • Practice – properly sound-proofed dedicated practice rooms.
      • Recording – a fully-equipped recording studio.
      • A new home for drama – giving the subject greater profile and stature.
      • More performances – more opportunities for every girl - not just those doing drama as a subject - to take part in productions.
      • Open mic – the foyer will be the perfect venue for open mic nights.
      • Art display – superb display space in the foyer.
      • Visiting productions – the new theatre (conversion of the existing Benjamin Britten Hall) will give us somewhere to host productions by visiting theatre companies.