Festus R-VI School District Performing Arts Center

Festus, Missouri


Festus R-VI School District


13,264 sq.ft.

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The new, sophisticated Performing Arts Center (PAC) addresses the needs of various performance opportunities for the community and school teaching environment.

With its distinctive metal panel façade, the PAC supports the performing arts program and provides performance and practice spaces for music and theater departments. The auditorium seats 750 and includes a large stage and fly loft. Seating capacity is mostly spread over the raked main floor with additional seating on raised levels at the rear of the auditorium. The large wood proscenium includes recessed linear cove lighting. Using many design components, the theater includes textured masonry, auditorium seating, glass rail system, an ADA-compliant stage, orchestra pit, and band/choral shells and risers.

A monumental stair with a clustered glass chandelier connects to the existing school and descends to a dramatic faux wood portal. The portal is illuminated with recessed linear lights and directs patrons to the auditorium entry corridor.
Designers used modern and simple elements throughout the interior with a “higher-education ambience” to uplift the educational atmosphere and inspire students.

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2023 Educational Interiors Showcase

Interior category

Auditoriums/Music Rooms

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Bentley Prince Street
Carpet by J&J Commercial Carpet
Carpet by Tarkett USA
Flooring by Schluter
Flooring by Tarkett USA
Brick/Masonry by Midwest Block & Brick
Cabinets by Formica
Cabinets by Fry Reglet
Cabinets by Pionite
Cabinets by Wilsonart
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by YKK
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Doors by VT Industries
Movable Partitions/Walls by Hufcor
Paint/Wallcoverings by MDC Wallcoverings
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Kohler
Plumbing by Sloan Valve
Roofing by Tremco
Lighting & Accessories by Finelite
Lighting & Accessories by MODA Light
HVAC Units by Daikin
Emergency Lighting by Honeywell
HVAC Units by Markel
HVAC Units by Titus
Draperies/Blinds by SWFcontract
Acoustics/Sound Systems by Golterman
Walls/Wall Materials by Reynobond
Acoustics/Sound Systems by Wenger
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