About the project

Emerging dance, drama and visual art departments at Forest Lake State High School called for investment by the Department of Education Queensland to facilitate the progression of these developing arts faculties. This project will provide a new performing arts centre to support the school’s arts syllabus as well as addressing the schools aspirations to offer a theatre facility for public and community use.

The new building is located on a prominent site at the entrance of the school, calling for a strong architectural form to welcome students, staff and the public. The centre offers a 340-seat theatre which can be transformed into four separate learning areas for both dance and drama classes. Located on the upper level is a suite of recording, editing and multi-media classrooms, overlooking a foyer that doubles as a gallery space for the display of visual art.