The IONA – Performing Arts Centre

St Columba is widely regarded for its Performing Arts Program – not only within the region, but also across NSW and Australia. The Program has been recognised in all three disciplines of Dance, Drama and Music by the NSW Standards Education Authority (NESA), and continues to set the benchmark for Performing Arts.

Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of Performing Arts, including Music, Dance and Drama, in an environment where students have fun and enjoy the challenge of reaching new heights.

2017 will see the opening of our highly anticipated Performing Arts Centre (The IONA).
As well as hosting the school’s co-curricular activities and PACE ensembles, the IONA will also provide opportunities for community engagement and commercial use.  

The IONA Performing Arts Centre features:

  • The 320 seat Black Box Theatre
  • The Libby Baker Orchestral Rehearsal Room
  • Vocal rehearsal studio
  • Drama studio
  • Dance studio
  • 12 practice studios
  • Purpose-built instrument lockers
  • 3 state-of-the-art music classrooms
  • Entertainment industry and technology training spaces
  • Offices, staff room and kitchen facilities