**Media members interested in attending are asked to RSVP with Leah Comins at firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4.**
SOUTH EASTON — Superintendent Luis Lopes and Principal Leslie Weckesser are pleased to invite media members to a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new state-of-the-art Southeastern Performing Arts Center (S-PAC).
Friday, Feb. 4 at 9 a.m.
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, 250 Foundry St., South Easton
Media members who have equipment to carry inside are asked to communicate that to the staff members who will be present directing traffic.
- Superintendent Luis Lopes
- Principal Leslie Weckesser
- Brockton Mayor Robert Sullivan
- State Sen. Michael Brady
- State Sen. Paul Feeney
- State Sen. Walter Timilty
- Southeastern Performing Arts students and instructors
Plans for the new S-PAC have been in the works for almost a decade. Construction began on the space in October 2020 and was completed last week.
The full S-PAC is around 13,000 square feet. It includes approximately 300 seats for guests, a large thrust stage with audience seating on all three sides, an instructional space behind the stage, a backstage green room and several dressing rooms for those participating in shows and events. The theater area will be a versatile space and can be used for large and small live performances and concerts, videos and films, assemblies, guest speakers, academic lessons and more.
The S-PAC also features a semi-circular glass-enclosed art studio and gallery that can be used to showcase artwork and other projects, as well as host events.
Students of multiple vocational programs will have the opportunity to use and learn in the space, including students who are interested in aspects of theater aside from just performing, such as sound, lighting and rigging.
Southeastern also plans to open the space to community groups for performances and events in the future, as well as hold workshops and other events to promote the arts in the community.