Over the summer, our Portland Place Hall underwent some significant changes. All of the lighting equipment was cleaned and safety checked, and a new lighting desk and mobile lighting rig were purchased, along with some wonderful handheld lights in a variety of colours. New curtains were installed and we will soon be fitting new display boards and whiteboards to enable a more flexible and effective space for both classwork and performances. The wonderful Ben from School Stage gave our Grade 11 and 12 Theatre students training on the new equipment and how to program any event or show. Some of these students are now looking for opportunities to train younger students, as part of the Diploma Programme’s Creativity/Action/Service component. The Theatre and Music staff are sure that this new training and equipment will add a whole new level of sophistication to our performances for years to come.