Performance Centres & Spaces
Our spaces encourage and promote curiosity and creativity inside and outside the classroom to allow students to challenge themselves and find their voice.
Our on campus performance centres and spaces include an expansive art room, band room, drama room, podcast studio, state-of-the-art black box theatre, and breathtaking chapel. Our students also have access to Centennial Theatre and Foreman Art Gallery within walking distance at Bishop's University. Outings to various artistic spaces throughout the Eastern Townships and Montreal are not uncommon to our students.
The wide variety of spaces enable our students to flourish and grow their passions. A space to create captivating podcasts and masterful works of arts is just around the corner—how will you create your path?
I will never forget the play ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ that I did for the spring production during my first year at BCS where I played Glinda the Good. All of the funny and unforgettable rehearsals, costume crafting, makeup, and fantastic set design. We all became a little family that was supporting each other every second. The greatest joy was to perform for little kids, hear their delight towards the play, take pictures at the end of the show, and hear them say ‘Hey mom, can you introduce me to the Good Witch, please?’
Valeriia Kulik, BCS’19
Located on the lower level of School House, our artists bring their masterpieces to life in our modern art room complete with expansive open spaces and skylights.
Located on the lower level of the Hartland Molson Hall Student Centre, our budding musicians practice and jam out in our band room which also features a generously-donated baby grand piano. A grand piano is also available in our chapel and strings instruction can be arranged with local musicians.
Our drama students and members of the BCS Players' Club practice in the drama room, located on the lower level of the Hartland Molson Hall Student Centre.
Located beside the control booth in the R. Lewis Evans Memorial Theatre, this acoustically-controlled space features four dynamic microphones, a mixing board, modular lighting, and a dual monitor computer set up with a full suite of audio software.
R. Lewis Evans Memorial Theatre
Students in the drama program put on performances in the R. Lewis Evans Memorial Theatre, a stunning 120-seat, state-of-the-art, black box theatre complete with a workshop, tech booth featuring computer-controlled lighting, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, generous storage, and a studio.
St. Martin's Chapel
Students have the opportunity to share their talents (be it singing, playing an instrument, or performing spoken word poetry—just to name a few!) with our community during our weekly morning assemblies. Our bands and choir also perform here for our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony as well as the Spring Concert.
In December our choir and bands have the opportunity to perform on the big stage at Centennial Theatre located at neighbouring Bishop's University. This Elizabethan inspired auditorium features 550 plush seats for spectators and ideal acoustics for our holiday performance.
Foreman Art Gallery
Our Visual Arts classes regularly make outings to the Foreman Art Gallery at neighbouring Bishop's University. This intimate exhibition space regularly showcases the work of local artists
The mission of Sporobole is an "artist-run centre which acts as a catalyst for artistic enquiry and creation through encounters between artistic practices and fields of knowledge in the digital age."