Latest Proctors education initiative is a training and innovation center; $2.5 project now underway
At Proctors, you have come to expect world-class dance, theatre, music and film; the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors is no exception. Motivated by the belief in the value of arts in education and a commitment to the youth of our community, Proctors offers a variety of education programs to tens of thousands of students each season through our School of the Performing Arts. Our classroom or your classroom, we offer programming to fit every need and budget.
A new development at Proctors: The Adeline Graham Theatrical Training and Innovation Center. The Addy, as the center will be commonly known, will engage the region’s young “rising stars” and impact the future of career opportunities in the creative arts.
Currently, under construction, it will be a multi-use arts education space, which will include a 100-seat theatre, three classrooms, a media lab and a dance studio/event space. The $2.5 million project will transform the vacant third floor of the historic Proctors arts complex; launch a slate of new workforce training initiatives focused on creative sector occupations; and expand summer and after-school arts education programs. The Addy will be a platform for a regional effort to nurture creative sector livelihoods; paths to careers; and opportunities for education, artistic expression and civic engagement for more than 1,000 students and 9,000 patrons annually at performances and special events.