Supporting a vibrant arts and culture scene
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The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is a home for the creative arts at Queen’s University and a hub of vibrant artistic study, creation and exhibition in the Kingston community. The 80,000 square-foot facility brings together music, drama, arts and film students into a combined learning center, bringing students closer to a creative workplace setting and enhancing skills for their work in the arts and beyond. The facility houses a 560-seat performance hall, black box studio theatre, film screening room, laboratories, and a rehearsal hall that exactly mimics the acoustics of the performance hall to allow for a seamless transition from practice to performance. The Centre also houses an Art and Media Lab, a “living gallery” to inspire creative thinking and innovative learning for Queen’s and broader community members, as well as for professional and emerging artists, who can explore where their work may lead.

"The Isabel will become a consummate storytelling space - stories that reveal the human condition for what it is: complex, often confusing and ever beautiful."
Jerry Doiron
First Director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts brings together music, drama, arts and film students into a combined learning center, bringing students closer to a creative workplace setting and enhancing skills for their work in the arts and beyond.

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