Santa Margarita Catholic High School is setting the stage to build a permanent performing arts facility on campus. The new Center for the Arts will include a 500 seat theater, music classrooms, technical support spaces and an art gallery. It is designed to meet the educational needs and standards of excellence for which the award-winning Eagle Arts program is known.

The Center for the Arts will complete the school’s master plan and become the artistic venue for over 700 performing arts students. It is home to the Talon Academy of Arts, one of the foremost pre-professional conservatory training programs for young artists in the country. The complex is designed to complement the school's mission-style architecture and is scaled in proportion with the existing campus and neighborhood. The north facing facade, meant to draw in visitors and maximize natural daylight, opens to a wide, tree-lined promenade and views from the lobby show distant foothills from a grand staircase and mezzanine.

The structure will be equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual technologies, recycled materials and energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems. The proscenium theater has a fly loft and orchestra pit with crossover beneath the stage and a new band room will double as an added space for musical recitals. The lobby includes a display area to highlight performing art achievements, space for concessions, a warming kitchen and a box office.  Performers will enjoy preparing for their shows with a new green room, production and design lab, recording studio and control room, scene shop, dressing and practice rooms.

Through this project, Santa Margarita Catholic High School continues its legacy of excellence by providing world-class 21st Century arts education where students’ talents and creativity are showcased and celebrated.