Renovations are underway at the Visual Arts Center at Esteemed Booker High School

Arts & Culture


Construction has begun on the renovation and expansion of the Sarasota County Booker High School Visual Performing Arts (VPA) Center. SchenkelShultz Architecture designed upgrades to breathe new life into the theater and improve the performative and technical quality of the facility, reflecting Booker High School VPA’s reputation as the premier visual and performing arts program in the state of Florida. The upgrades will expand the public lobby, providing flexibility as a pre-gathering area, event space, and gallery to showcase student artwork. The renovation includes a complete overhaul of the theater space, including a new balcony and tiered orchestra level, as well as comfort, visibility and acoustic upgrades that enhance the overall theater experience. audience. The project also includes an expansion to house a new black box theater, green room, costume shop and classrooms. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.