Tantasqua Regional High School

Sturbridge, Massachusetts

  • FIRM

    Drummey Rosane Anderson


    Tantasqua Regional School District

  • AREA

    292,800 sq.ft.





The school strives to create a learning community where students can achieve academically and are encouraged to develop to their physical, social and emotional potential. The auditorium and music spaces play a significant role because of the school’s commitment to creating curricular and extracurricular opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts. Course ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$143.00FEATURED IN2004 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAuditoriums/Music Rooms such as foundations of theater, vocal ensemble and jazz ensemble encourage students to perform, create, understand and respond to drama and music.

The auditorium and music suite were designed for these programs, as well as for hosting performances for the surrounding communities. Flexibility, as well as sightlines and acoustic considerations for both music and drama, had to be accommodated. Security during after-hours performances also was addressed.

Housed on two floors, the auditorium is served by two lobbies, including the main lobby. The two-tiered auditorium seats 750 with a cross aisle intersecting the space to allow a more intimate feel for smaller groups. Full professional sound and lighting are incorporated into the space, as well as a full-fly tower. The area behind the stage houses practice rooms, an electric music room, dressing rooms, and band and choral practice spaces. Natural wood finishes were used to create a welcoming environment.