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Windermere Preparatory School Cypress Center for the Arts

The crown jewel at the heart of the Windermere Campus is the Cypress Center for the Arts, a new two-story, 33,000-square-foot visual and performing arts facility.

The dynamic 500-seat theatre is both functional and flexible to allow for a variety of configurations and performances. The house consists of both fixed seating on a raked floor and telescopic theatre style seating for optimal sight lines. The room also has the option to be split into two with an operable divider wall. Overall, the school can accommodate intimate shows for 250, large performances for over 500, flat floor classroom/meetings, and banquets with a variety of other configurations depending on the event and/or need for the facility.

A fully-functional control room, catwalk, and fly loft areas offer students and staff a true, hands-on and teaching and learning environment, allowing them to fully engage with all aspects of a theatre. Surrounding the house and stage, 12 teaching spaces consisting of 2D art, 3D art, band, choir, ensemble, theatre arts, and dance studios provide WPS with the high-quality teaching and acoustic environments. Staff offices, green rooms, a scenic shop and private practice rooms provide ancillary support for the facility. Additionally, covered outdoor space at the front entry allows WPS to expand their teaching environment and performances to the exterior within a large plaza that is at the center of campus.

Features Include:

  1. 500+-seat theatre

  2. A state-of-the-art control room, catwalk, and fly loft provide students with real-world teaching environments

  3. Operable divider wall promotes maximum flexibility in seating configurations

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