The Anglo-American School in Sofia Opened an Art Centre

Rila Renaissance Centre is the first big stage for young talent from the school and the local community

The Anglo-American School in Sofia (AAS) has opened its new Rila Renaissance Centre where the children can develop and present their talents to their school mates, parents and the wider community. The 10 million euro project uses state-of-the-art technology for sound, lighting, audiovisual and multimedia arts to maximise the guest experience.

The Director of the Anglo-American School of Sofia, Jim Urquhart, along with the US Ambassador to Bulgaria Eric Rubin, the UK Ambassador Emma Hopkins, the wider diplomatic community, invited guests and members of the school took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the centre. Students from the school then entertained guests with a short musical and dance program.

Rila Renaissance Centre is located in a new two-storey building with a total area of ​​6500 sq. m. The main core of the building is a multifunctional hall/theatre which can be used for training, performances and conferences. It has a total capacity of 344 seats and all the necessary control booths, a workshop for performanceset and prop building with direct access to the stage area and a technical room. The building also houses a smaller theatre performance space, which has 108 seats on mobile platforms, music halls for choir and orchestra and rehearsal rooms. The building also has fine art, digital art, video production, robotics, multimedia training areas, a conference room and a visitor's centre for prospective families.

"We built the Rila Renaissance Centre with the idea of providing opportunities for practising and presenting all the traditional and modern forms of art - from music and theatre to digital arts,...

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