This time next year – in November 2018 the Anglo-American School of Sofia will have a brand new arts centre at its campus in Pancharevo. The international school with longest tradition in Bulgaria, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, aims to provide a contemporary stage to talented students and host local community events in the new building.
The centre will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology for sound, audio visual arts and multimedia presentations. It will include a theatre with 350 seats, music hall, arts, robotics, multimedia training rooms and offices.
“We have always thought that art is very important for the social and intellectual development of young people. I am extremely happy that our new arts centre will give the opportunity for creative development to our students as well as to the children from the local community. Every art needs a scene and we will be able to provide it,” said Jim Urquhart, Director of the Anglo-American School of Sofia, which marks its 50th anniversary in the 2017-18 school year.
The construction started in October 2017 with a ground breaking ceremony, which was honoured by US Ambassador Eric Rubin, the deputy Ambassador of Great Britain Sarah Riley, representatives of Sofia Municipality, Ministry of Education and the diplomatic corps.
The building will have two floors with a total area of 6500 sq m. and will be of the highest energy efficiency class. It is expected the project worth a total of 10 million euro is to be completed by the end of October 2018.