New performing arts centre offers amazing facilities for Bristol Grammar School pupils

September 30 2016

The new school year at Bristol Grammar School (BGS) got off to a great start, with the opening to students of the School’s new Performing Arts Centre.

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The new school year at Bristol Grammar School (BGS) got off to a great start, with the opening to students of the School’s new Performing Arts Centre.

The 1532 Performing Arts Centre has been named in recognition of the School’s long history - 1532 was the year in which BGS received its Royal Charter. The building contains a theatre; a drama, a dance and a recording studio; a music performance space; and music teaching and practice rooms. Pupils enjoying their first lessons in the new building have been amazed by the state-of-the-art facilities they now have for their music, drama and dance performance and rehearsals.

Headmaster, Roderick MacKinnon, said: “The fantastic facilities the 1532 Performing Arts Centre offers will further enhance the many opportunities the School offers for pupils to flourish. I am a great believer in the transformative power of performance and these new facilities will allow even more children to share in such experiences.”

Students are already hard at work rehearsing for the first School performance, which will take place in December. Before then, the School will welcome the Bristol Poetry Festival to 1532 in October and host author Michael Morpurgo for a sold-out evening of poetry and music, Where my wellies take me, on 22 November.

The 1532 Performing Arts Centre will also be available to community groups. Any groups interested in finding out more can contact 1532 Manager, Beth Morgan, at bmorgan@bgs.bristol.sch.uk .