National Academy for the Performing Arts, South - Completed
Designed to be the cultural icon of our southland, the San Fernando National Academy for the Performing Arts is located on Todd Street San Fernando, a short distance from the new Chancery Lane Medicall Complex. The San Fernando National Academy for the Performing Arts is in keeping with the Government's holistic plan for the development of performing arts and local culture in Trinidad and Tobago.
The modern, G-clef inspired design of this Performing Arts Academy pays tribute to the facility's goal to be a training ground for world class performers - particularly in the fields of musical performance. Outfitted with the most advanced training and performance spaces and coupled with state-of-the-art acoustics, the San Fernando National Academy for the Performing Arts will be the southern home for cultivation of local talent, with particular emphasis on the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, the steel drum.
The 110,093 square foot facility features:
The acoustically designed performance theatre;
Two practice halls;
Performing arts teaching facilities;
High-tech audio visual equipment;
Parking facilities; Landscaped surroundings;
Adequate seating capacity; and
Modern fire detection and security systems.
Like its Port of Spain counterpart, the San Fernando National Academy for the Performing Arts is being financed via a Government-to-Government, 2% concessional loan from the People's Republic of China to the Government 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.