arts centre

Help set the stage for future growth

Dalhousie’s Performing Arts Campaign will set a new standard of excellence in performing arts education at the Fountain School of Performing Arts, contributing to the vibrancy of the regional and national cultural scene.

Your support will benefit students, faculty and staff, and the community at large through the expansion and revitalization of the Dalhousie Arts Centre that includes:

  • The 300-seat Joseph Strug Concert Hall: a world-class stage and a new cultural venue for Halifax.
  • Innovative practice and rehearsal spaces: a new standard of excellence in performing arts education.
  • Light-filled Costume Studies studios: enhanced learning facilities for students.
  • A welcoming new lobby area: a social space that doubles as a performance space.
  • The revitalization of the existing Arts Centre: featuring environmental upgrades like improved air quality, energy savings and greater accessibility.

“Music has always been there for me, and I feel it’s so important for people to have the opportunity to receive an education in the performing arts. That’s why I’m proud to support the performing arts at Dalhousie University.”

Sarah McLachlan, Grammy and Juno award-winning artist
Honorary Chair, Performing Arts Cabinet