Hidden gem unveiled in Sir Bernard Heinze Theatre
June 22, 2020
For decades, the area known as the Sir Bernard Heinze Theatre, or the old boarder’s cinema, has occupied a central area of St Patrick’s College.
It featured a stage, a projectionist room, some rudimentary sound and lighting facilities and dark, heavy curtains draped its east-facing windows.
While in recent years it was used for drama classes, its days as a venue for performances were clearly in the past.
Over the summer period of 2019-20 the College’s maintenance team set to work to bring some new life to the theatre and the results have been stunning.
Gone is the asbestos-filled projection room while the stage has been removed, the curtains dismantled, and the former yellow and maroon walls painted.
What remains now is a stunning, light-filled, wide open teaching and learning area perfect for music lessons and performances.
This hidden gem of St Patrick’s College has been restored to its former glory and now provides a glistening new home at the geographic heart of the school.