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Ryerson School of Performance

The new School of Performance facility reflects Ryerson’s commitment to excellence in performing arts and culture. Located in the award-winning, high-profile Student Learning Centre (SLC) at Yonge and Gould, the School of Performance features modern and accessible performance, learning and related support space. A collaborative effort involving School of Performance faculty members, the facility’s construction is a complex yet well-choreographed project that maximizes the use of existing space by creating a new mezzanine level within an existing double-height space in the SLC.

Role Provider
Architect external,Zeidler Partnership Architects
Code consultant external,LRI
Commissioning agents external,MMM Group
Construction manager external,EllisDon Corporation
Mechanical and electrical external,Crossey Engineering
Project manager external,WSP Group
Quantity surveyor external,Hanscomb Limited
Theatre consultant external,Theatre Consultants Collaborative

Gross floor area: 1,618.7 m2 (17,423 square feet)

Lower level:

  • Purpose-built performance theatre accommodating 50 - 75 seats in flexible arrangements (160 m2)
  • Two dance studios (174 m2 and 192 m2)
  • Multipurpose studio (acting/green room/change room) (105 m2)
  • Storage
  • Change-room and lockers
  • Student support area
  • Office space

Mezzanine level:

  • Lighting/audio booths overlooking performance space
  • Mechanical room and storage

Street level:

  • Box office
  • Production and teaching wardrobe areas
  • Lighting and sound lab
  • Office space

Accessibility: Elevator access to all levels