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.

The Iona Performing Arts Centre was completed in 2017. As well as hosting the school’s co-curricular activities and PACE ensembles, the centre also provides opportunities for community engagement and commercial use. The facilities of the Iona Centre are outstanding, and will provide a wealth of possibilities for students within the program.

Features of the building include:

  • The 320 seat Black Box Theatre
  • The Libby Baker Orchestral Rehearsal Room
  • Vocal Rehearsal Studio
  • Conference Room
  • Drama Studio
  • Dance Studio
  • 12 Practice Studios
  • 3 State-of-the-art music classrooms
  • Entertainment industry and technology training spaces
  • Offices, staff room and kitchen facilities