College of the Holy Cross

Prior Performing Arts Center

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Destined to be a campus focal point in the years to come, the ambitious and comprehensive Center for the Arts and Creativity will include dedicated spaces for the fine and performing arts, as well as spaces and technology to support creative interactions between the arts and other disciplines. The new center will provide a gateway to the Holy Cross campus — a visible space for the arts.

The center will include a 400-seat proscenium-style concert hall and theatre, serving as the college’s principle venue for symphonic music, chamber music, jazz, Gamelan, opera, musical theatre, and dance; a 200-seat fully flexible experimental theatre space; and support spaces including a scene shop, costume shop, recording studio, lighting and set design study, and multi-use spaces to encourage collaboration among the arts.

The Beehive, a flexible space with a cafe that will support creative collaboration among students from all academic disciplines will include a shared multimedia teaching space for electronic music and musical composition courses, sound recording, sound editing, and video and film editing; and collaborative work spaces, multipurpose rehearsal spaces, and gathering spaces with movable furniture.

  • Client: College of the Holy Cross
  • Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Completion Year: 2024
  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts


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