Consigli Completes New Performing Arts Center

September 28, 2010

The Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, MA, and Consigli Construction Co., Inc. have completed the Cultural Center at Eagle Hill. The center is a 43,000-square-foot facility that will make the school a destination for premier performances from both community players and national sensations. The Cultural Center houses the Abby Theatre, a 457-seat proscenium theatre that features high-end acoustical sound and stage communication systems, green room and dressing rooms for performers, cinema-quality projection system, wireless microphones, and a steeply raked house that allows all patrons to become a part of the performance. Among other performance areas, the Kresge Studio Theatre stands out as a flexible space that utilizes portable risers, an overhead grid theatrical lighting system, and a catwalk system on all walls that can be used for both technical and theatrical purposes. The Cultural Center also includes a 500-seat dining and function hall, art exhibition spaces, classrooms and computer labs for visual and graphic arts, a music classroom and recording studio, a 2,000-square-foot woodshop, 900 square feet of art studio space, reception areas, an outdoor patio, and an outdoor amphitheater.