Recently recognised as a joint winner of the Master Builder’s Bankwest Excellence in Construction Award, the Corpus Christi College Theatre was officially opened with a special ceremony on Tuesday 27 August 2019.
Dr Debra Sayce, Executive Director of Catholic Education Western Australia, unveiled the plaque to a crowd of distinguished guests and Catholic community members, including past College Principals, former and current board members, and current students and Alumni. After Reverend Father Phong Nguyen blessed the building on behalf of the Perth Archdiocese, guests were treated to three student performances showcasing the College’s strength in dance, music and drama.
‘After recently presenting the dance gala and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast productions to sell-out audiences – prompting extensions to both seasons – we believe our newest facility has been a resounding success,’ said Principal Mrs Caroline Payne.
In addition to seating for 400+ guests, features include bespoke acoustic panelling, an enhanced sound system, a multi-function hydraulic orchestra pit, and digital LED screens and lighting.
Beyond the performing arts, Mrs Payne explained that the theatre will also support a full range of student activities, allowing all students to embrace a learning philosophy of togetherness, creativity and collaboration.
College Board Chair Darren Cutri lauded the foresight and commitment from all those involved in the project. The College thanked EIW Architects, McCorkell Constructions, Project Manager Patricia Rodrigues and successive College Boards for bringing their vision to life.