New College Pontefract Theatre
Britcon has recently completed the construction of a new £2 million Performing Arts Centre at New College Pontefract. This state-of-the-art facility will be used by students studying AS and A level drama, music and dance.
New College Pontefract's vice-principal said: "It really is fantastic news for all young people interested in performing arts in the local area.
Britcon were delighted to have been awarded this prestigious scheme having worked at New College for a number of years. The contract included the demolition of the existing Block C, and the design and build of a part single part 3 storey building to accommodate a range of performing arts including music, drama, multi purpose performing space, dance studio, and music recording workshop.
The head of performing arts, said: "I think the new building will be a revelation for the college's performing arts department. Before we only had one drama theatre but now we will have the facilities to teach a variety of different courses to the highest standard in the country".
Renowned playwright John Godber made a visit to NEW College, Pontefract to open the brand new Performance Academy Building named after him.