$9m performing arts centre opens
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$9m performing arts centre opens

ACT Education Minister Chris Bourke officially opened Canberra College's new performing arts centre yesterday.

The $9.35 million building at Phillip joins similar centres at secondary schools such as Gungahlin and Hawker colleges.

Stephen Gwilliam, left, John Stenhouse, Minister for Education and Training Chris Bourke, Belinda Bartlett, Kerrie Grundy, and George Palavestra, rear, test the seats in the new $9.35 million Canberra College Performing Arts Centre.

Stephen Gwilliam, left, John Stenhouse, Minister for Education and Training Chris Bourke, Belinda Bartlett, Kerrie Grundy, and George Palavestra, rear, test the seats in the new $9.35 million Canberra College Performing Arts Centre.Credit:Jeffrey Chan

The state-of-the-art design at Canberra College Performing Arts Centre includes a 180-seat performance theatre, a dance studio, a music studio with two practice rooms, a drama studio, a loading dock and front-of-house facilities.

Mr Bourke said the project, designed by architects BVN and built by Cobul Constructions was completed on time and on budget.