WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – The Instructional Performing Arts Center in Wesley Chapel will have its grand opening early fall. This is delayed mainly due to COVID-19.
Pasco County Schools donated the center’s site. The state college paid construction costs and will manage the center’s use.
The nearly 36,000-square-foot performing arts center is at 8657 Old Pasco Road, next to the campus of Cypress Creek High School, and the soon-to-open Cypress Creek Middle School located just next to it.
The performing arts center has a 444-seat auditorium and stage, a large lobby, a general-purpose classroom, computer laboratories, a video production studio, faculty and staff offices, and a conference room.
State-of-the-art technology, with Apple and Microsoft products for computers, are intended to support first-class learning and performance opportunities.
The new Instructional and Performing Arts Center (IPAC) will provide educational opportunities as well as a community entertainment venue.
The IPAC facility will benefit students from middle school through college through a variety of programs such as theater, dance, multimedia technology and digital design. It will offer community event space, a performing arts space, and provide educational opportunities for students including dual enrollment and future PHSC students currently attending local middle and high schools.