Regional Center for the Arts

Trumbull, CT


Background and Context
The Regional Center for the Arts was founded in 1998 and is a half-day Inter-district program that brings together students from 14 socially and economically diverse communities to engage in a robust acting, musical theater, dance, instrumental music, creative video and voice curriculum. RCA’s existing facility provided challenges to delivery of its unique program was need of a more appropriate facility.

Accommodating grades 9-12 and with a maximum enrollment of 250 students, JCJ Architecture designed flexible spaces to meet the needs of the curriculum.

Core Classrooms- dance studios, drama instruction, musical theater, video production, and instrumental practice rooms;

Multi-Purpose Rooms - student lounge, locker room facilities, teacher offices;

Specialized Areas - Black Box and Proscenium Theaters, Makeup and Costume areas;

Administration Areas - general office and teachers lounge;

RCA offers high school students and their broader school communities sustained, ongoing opportunities to express and develop their creative potential. The quality of the program has enabled the school to attract faculty regionally, including arts professionals from New York City. The range of instruction and the quality of faculty are among the reasons the program is so successful and sought after.

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