The Leach Center for the Performing Arts will be an inspiring venue for the theatrical productions, concerts, and recitals that showcase the Colorado Academy performing arts and music programs.
Construction of the Leach Center for the Performing Arts began in August 2020, and the new building will be ready for students in fall 2021. The Leach Center, which is named in recognition of a generous lead gift from Bryan Leach and Jennifer Gaudiani, will replace the Froelicher Theatre which opened in 1977.
The latest renderings of the Leach Center walk you through the interior and give you a sense of how wonderful the building will be for CA students, teachers, and the entire CA community. Key features of the new building designed by Shears Adkins Rockmore Architects include:
Flexible spaces for teaching, rehearsing, and performing
Upgraded digital sound, lighting, and video equipment
State-of-the-art theatrical rigging system
Improved backstage, dressing room, and technical theater work spaces
Increased seating capacity
Expanded lobby space and repositioned theater entrances
Effective heating and cooling system
Needlepoint bipolar ionization system
We invite your support of the Leach Center for the Performing Arts, a space that will entertain, educate, and engage the entire CA community for many years to come.
How to Give
If you are interested in making a gift to the See it Through capital campaign, please contact Gravely Wilson, Advancement Officer, 303-914-2543.
The future home of Colorado Academy’s performing arts program reached two important milestones: the Froelicher Theatre was demolished, and we received our first look inside the Leach Center for the Performing Arts, the fourth and final project of the See it Through capital campaign. Read more
It stood for 43 years, providing a home for countless plays, musicals, meetings, concerts, assemblies, recitals, and Town Halls, but it did not take long for Colorado Academy’s Froelicher Theatre to come down to the ground. Read more
On a cold and foggy February 2019 morning with a winter storm on approach, Colorado Academy students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents joined alongside architects, contractors, and engineers to open the school’s new, 66,000-square-foot Athletic Center . Read more