KINGSWAY Christian College has opened its $12 million state-of-the-art auditorium.
Construction started in April last year on the 900-seat theatre, which features modern technology including computer controlled LED lighting and digital audio systems.
Trans Media Alliance theatre consultant and parent Rob Scott worked on the design and believed it was the first purpose built 100 per cent digital audio, video and lighting theatre in Australia.
He said LED lighting was energy efficient and reduced electricity costs, while savings were also made by using digital audio, and instead of projectors, the theatre features LED video panels that can be used in any configuration.
The project was jointly funded by the school and the State Government through the Low Interest Loans Scheme, with $700,000 contributed from fundraising.
Principal Peter Burton said he was very happy with the result.
“Our auditorium project sees the culmination of many years of hard work and foresight by board members, parents and staff and enables us to offer a state of the art facility providing our students with many opportunities to nurture their God-given abilities,” he said.
“We are very proud of our new auditorium, but it’s the relationships that take part within it that are of paramount importance.”
Music students performed at the official opening this month, which also featured guest speaker World Vision chief advocate Tim Costello.