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15 May 2012

Opening of ADP's New Performing Arts Centre

On Friday 27th April, Education Secretary Michael Gove officially opened the new Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, which is to be used by both King Edward’s School and King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham. Two special concerts were held to mark the opening of the new centre and will be followed by a number of events during the summer term as part of the schools’ special ‘Opening Festival’.

The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, delivered by ADP's Birmingham studio under partner Nick Woodcock, provides a 400 seat auditorium, drama studio, multi-use rehearsal room, several teaching suites and a feature foyer. It was partly funded by a donation from former pupil, Sir Paul Ruddock.

Sarah Evans, Principal of King Edward VI High School for Girls, commented " ...We are very pleased to be opening this wonderful new building, which will transform the way performing arts are taught within the schools.”