National Academy for the Performing Arts, North - Completed
The majestic National Academy for the Performing Arts (North Campus), positioned in the heart of the nation's capital, Port of Spain, is the permanent home for the development of talent in the performing arts, with particular focus on our national instrument, the steel pan.
The architectural design is reminiscent of the national flower of Trinidad and Tobago, the Chaconia. At its highest point, the grand, modern building will rise up to 100 feet enhancing the state-of-the-art acoustics and offering an inspirational setting for the enjoyment and training of the performance arts.
The Port of Spain National Academy for the Performing Arts will play a pivotal role in the Government of Trinidad and Tobago's multifaceted national plan for development. A performance and teaching academy, the Port of Spain National Academy for the Performing Arts features a vast array of open vistas for the enjoyment of the performance arts as well as contemporary classrooms, teaching halls and other practice spaces for the cultivation of the performance artistes of tomorrow.
The 429,093 sq. ft. facility features:
A 1500 seat acoustically designed performance hall;
Two practice halls;
State of the art lighting and sound features;
Stages designed to showcase pannists and other performance artistes;
A hotel (for visiting performers);
Landscaped surroundings including seating areas, water features and greenery.
The Port of Spain National Academy for the Performing Arts is one of two such facilities to be built as part of a Government to Government, 2% concessional loan from the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
UDeCOTT is developing the structures that form part of the innovation for lasting
prosperity; the development plan of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.