Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s UniversityOrganization Type: Arts, Culture & Heritage
Address: 390 King Street West, Room 123, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Contact: Daniel Pauley
Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, the award-winning Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts brings together exceptional arts spaces and programs with a captivating sense of place to create a dynamic venue for Queen’s students and the community. In addition to the Performance Hall, the other spaces in the 90,000-square-foot venue include a studio theatre, a film screening room and a music rehearsal hall. Embracing the principles of inclusion, interactivity, and integration, the School of Drama and Music and the Department of Film and Media share teaching and performance spaces within the Isabel. The Isabel was designed by Oslo/New York-based firm Snøhetta and Ottawa’s N45, with acoustics and theatre design by ARUP and Theatre Projects Consultants.
Anchored by a transformational gift to the Initiative Campaign from Drs. Alfred and Isabel Bader, the Isabel was inspired by the Bader’s love – of the arts, of Queen’s, and of each other – and is named in Isabel’s honour.