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Setting the Stage for Creative Expression

As the Loyola Community celebrated the opening of our new pool and piazza, members of our Building and Grounds Committee were moving ahead with the next major campus improvement outlined in Our Strategic Vision for Loyola Academy in the 21st Century: A $25.7 million theater for the performing arts.

The Theater

Arts matter for every student at Loyola. All students learn better in a school that is pulsating with arts. We pledge to provide an environment that cultivates the fine and performing arts.
Since the first Jesuit school opened nearly five centuries ago, the Jesuits have understood that the arts play an important role in the enrichment of the human spirit and the development of creative thinkers with the potential to transform society in positive ways. A recent study conducted by the Endowment for the Arts confirms what the Jesuits have long held to be true: that students who participate in the arts perform better academically and contribute significantly more to their communities. To give Rambler artists and non-artists alike the facilities they need to engage in creative expression and exploration, Loyola has launched The Theater Initiative. This initiative will generate support for a fine and performing arts center with a 550+ seat theater and expanded arts programming, as well as cross-disciplinary programming in areas such as public speaking and the sciences.

View more about the Arts Program at Loyola Academy here.
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  • rendering by Krueck Sexton Partners

    What will the Theater include?

    Strategically positioned at the northeast corner of the Loyola Academy campus,our soon-to-be-developed theater will be equipped with the following amenities to increase every Rambler's exposure to the performing arts.
    • A 29,000-square-foot building with integrated indoor and outdoor performance spaces designed to accommodate a wide variety of performing arts products
    • A dramatic entry lobby and a gallery space 
    • A 550-seat proscenium theater with a balcony, orchestra pit and fly tower
    • Offstage rehearsal and staging areas
    • A fully equipped scene shop
    • A green room
    • Makeup and dressing rooms
    • A director's office
    • State-of-the-art lighting and production technologies
    • A 125 linear foot curved glass wall overlooking an outdoor plaza that will function as an open-air performance stage and a gathering place for the Loyola community.
    Above rendering by Krueck Sexton Partners.

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    When Loyola Academy adopted a hybrid schedule to maximize in-person learning, teachers went above and beyond to make the new model work for students. Director of Orchestras Mr. Patrick Rustandi knew that achieving harmony, even while apart, was essential for his music students. He has since made the most of the hybrid schedule with the help of a carefully curated selection of applications and software that creates a feeling of cohesion and unity, whether at-home or in-person, among the budding musicians in his classes.
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Upcoming Events for the Arts

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  • Virtual Choir Concert

    Ways to view:
    1. View on our website at goramblers.org/ramblerstream.
    2. If you have either a Roku TV, Apple TV or Amazon Firestick, download the Boxcast app, choose the Loyola Academy channel on your TV.
    3. View on our YouTube channel. Note, if you have a smart TV, download the YouTube app to watch directly on your TV.
  • Virtual Band Concert

    Ways to view:
    1. View on our website at goramblers.org/ramblerstream.
    2. If you have either a Roku TV, Apple TV or Amazon Firestick, download the Boxcast app, choose the Loyola Academy channel on your TV.
    3. View on our YouTube channel. Note, if you have a smart TV, download the YouTube app to watch directly on your TV.
  • LADC Dance Show

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