The New Cultural Quarter and Performing Arts Centre


A magnet for the College’s creative community...

The most ambitious building project we have undertaken in many years, the new Cultural Quarter will be a stunning addition to the cultural life of the College and the wider community.

PROJECT COST: £13.9M

Project Target Achieved

Fundraising is now complete and work on this ambitious project has commenced with a projected opening November 2017. £10.9m has been raised by the generosity of parents and OWs and £3m has been funded by the College.

 

The vibrant Cultural Quarter will open up a myriad of possibilities, embracing the benefits of an holistic education and providing a cultural laboratory where students can experiment, create, perform and engage with their peers. It will be home to the new Performing Arts Centre – housing the Performance Auditorium and Cultural Living Room – set within a beautiful landscape including gardens, walkways, and a central ‘plaza’ that will become both a cultural and social hub for the College.

 

One of the best 27 buildings on the planet

The designs that have been developed by Architects Studio Seilern have been awarded the winner in the ‘Best Building in Education’ category at the World Architecture Festival in November 2015 and is included as one of the best 27 buildings on the planet.

PERFORMANCE AUDITORIUM AND THE CULTURAL LIVING ROOM

A state-of-the-art performance space – part concert hall, part theatre, part opera house – where we can put on large-scale concerts, musicals and plays, and a multi-performance and exhibition space where activities will be driven by the students.

Imagine the possibilities… Ballet with a live orchestra; joint events with the local music community and with our partner schools; visiting orchestras; rock concerts and much more. It will also release much needed space in our current theatre for additional dance and rehearsal facilities, and will become the building where the entire College can come together. The Cultural Living Room will become another vibrant social hub for the campus where creative arts, events, exhibitions and student life are allowed to occur spontaneously.

The Cultural Quarter

Naming Opportunities

To show our appreciation of your support we have provided a number of opportunities to name elements of projects and programmes. By doing this we remind the wider community how essential philanthropic support is to the College.

Theatre seats are £500, flagstones in the Cultural Plaza £1,000 and trees are £1,500. There are also opportunities to name various areas of the new complex.

Latest News

OW Canberra (Australia!) Region Event: Saturday 18th June 2022

23 June 2022

Five of our OWs living in Canberra, Australia and their partners enjoyed their annual catch up and regional event lunch event on Saturday 18 June at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. The anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo was an opportunity to share anecdotes of this battle and inspire thought beyond the context of fires, […]

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Padel Tennis Tournament

23 June 2022

CALLING ALL KEEN AND COMPETITIVE SPORTING INDIVIDUALS! OWs James Harper (Pn 99) Max Evans (Hg 02) and Martyn Boden (O 99) have joined together to launch a Padel Tennis business called PadelXO and are pleased to announce they are launching their first Padel Tennis event next month, raising money for the Rugby Players Association. The […]

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June OW Must Read!

08 June 2022

Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. Our OW must read for June is by Paul Macro who was in the Lynedoch House at Wellington College between 1981 and 1985 and is called ‘Action at Badma Post.’  ‘Action at Badma Post’ tells […]

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Upcoming Events

03 July 2022

The Upper Sixth 2020 Leavers’ Graduation Celebration – Sunday 3rd July 2022

Wellington College

The Master and Second Master are delighted to invite you to a Graduation Celebration for the 2020 leavers and their parents at Wellington College.  This special occasion has been designed to give you the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, spend time in our glorious Chapel, experience your final Master’s Callover, and celebrate late into the evening on South Front.

We look forward to welcoming you back to College, to hearing all your news, and to creating some wonderful lifelong memories together!

For more information please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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13 October 2022

OW 30 Year Reunion

The Atlas Pub, London, from 6.30pm

The Wellington Community and OW Society would like to invite you to an OW Reunion at The Atlas Pub in London on Thursday 13th October 2022, from 6.30 pm. This will be an anniversary gathering for our 1992 leavers and we hope that as many from the class of 1992 can attend as possible as it will be lovely to reminisce and reunite!

Tickets cost £10 each, and include a welcome drink and light buffet.

OW’s and their partners, guests and families are all very welcome to attend.

Please note that prior to the event your name will be shared with the reunion group via email and/or the website. Please note we will not share any contact information. If you do not wish us to do this please email community@wellingtoncollege.org.uk

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