Our excellent facilities are testimony to the importance placed on maintaining and further developing cultural pursuits.
The Heriot McManus Music School and the Rosanove Auditorium are located at the St Margaret’s School, Berwick campus. Featuring in the building are music studios for individual and small group tuition and larger, acoustically designed rooms for class lessons, ensemble rehearsals and specialist recitals. Each studio is equipped with a fully maintained piano, whilst the specialist piano studio features two pianos. There is a fully equiped Mac Lab within the Music House which houses Mac computers and keyboards to suit a full class of students. In this studio students are able to compose, arrange and record their own music.
The beautiful Rosanove Auditorium provides a spectacular performance space for grand concerts, musicals and professional shows. The Schimmel Concert Grand Piano on the stage is a feature of this space and is complemented by the Yamaha Baby Grand Piano situated in the foyer.
The Drama Studio is a fully equipped performance space featuring a full theatre lighting rig and sound system with mixer desk. The studio provides students with the use of a green screen technique, cameras and equipment set up which provides students with the ideal opportunity to create an in-house news/current affairs/topical issues style broadcast program which is run by the senior students. Our extensive costume and stage equipment provides wonderful resources for class, year level, whole school and major productions. There is also a spacious Drama workshop area based at St Margaret’s which houses an extensive theatre costume wardrobe and scenery store.
Berwick Grammar School provides rehearsal studios for individual and small group tuition, and the classroom area has keyboards and a Mac computer installed for every student in the class. Each room features a ‘Jam Hub’ for group sessions in contemporary music. The multi-purpose area on the lower level provides a large rehearsal area, recital and concert venue.
A qualified theatre technician is on hand to support all areas of public and school performances.