The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts offers students the opportunity to study full-time vocational performing arts courses for the first time on the island. It was completed in 2006.
The Centre, which was officially opened by Princess Anne in June 2007, also offers part-time and short courses. These courses include all elements of performing arts from acting, dancing and singing to stage-management, lighting, sound and set design as well as the performing arts business, booking systems and the legal aspects of performance.
Although primarily an education resource, the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts is also available for community use.
The Princess Royal Centre is also the main rehearsal base for the Island's Schools Music Service.
The main auditorium features a flexible performance space that can be set out in a traditional proscenium arch format, theatre in the round or flat floor. The maximum audience capacity is 400 when configured for a theatre in the round performance.
The Performing Arts Centre also has a Dance Studio, Drama Studio and Green Room, all available for teaching or community hire. The main auditorium is supported by the usual back of house facilities including dressing rooms, scene dock and general storage areas plus a control room and technical gallery.