The Darcy Rice Center for the Arts
Opened in August 2012, the state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot Darcy Rice Center for the Arts at St. Margaret’s provides continued educational opportunities for our students, along with the deepening and continued growth of our robust arts program. The Darcy Rice Center for the Arts, designated an All-Steinway School for Excellence, is first and foremost a teaching and learning facility supporting instrumental music, choral music, dance and theater education and programs in dedicated learning environments that have been designed with each artistic discipline in mind.
Two professional performance theaters provide optimum venues to spotlight student talent across all performing arts disciplines. Further, the facility also provides a formal setting for community gatherings, student ceremonies and renowned speakers as part of various student and parent educational lecture series.
The Center includes three dedicated, acoustically optimized music teaching rooms for orchestra, concert band and choir, a professional dance studio, 11 private practice rooms, a sound and video production studio, capabilities to professionally record from all interior studios and music rooms, a professional costume studio with over 25,000 costume pieces, the 450-seat proscenium-style Marcus D. Hurlbut Theater, and the intimate, black-box-style, 150-seat McGregor Family Theater that is also used as the drama teaching space.