Port of Spain, Trinidad – In a grand opening ceremony designed to showcase the innovative spirit and the diverse culture of Trinidad and Tobago, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd (UDeCOTT) will officially unveil the Port of Spain National Academy of Performing Arts North Campus.
The Academy is another significant part of the Government’s broader Vision 2020 National Strategic Plan for reaching first world standards of development by the year 2020. Its daring architecture and state-of the-art facilities set this center for excellence apart from other structures of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago and the larger CARICOM region.
Under the auspices of the University of Trinidad and Tobago, students of the performing arts will be able to develop their talents in a world class environment. To audiences and aficionados of the performing arts, a modern 1200 plus seat auditorium will provide an engaging venue to showcase the best local and international artists and performers.
The Port of Spain National Academy for the Performing Arts (North) is one of two such facilities to be built as part of a Government-to-Government, two per cent concessional loan from the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The second facility, The National Academy of the Performing Arts (South) will be located in San Fernando is scheduled to be completed at a later date. Both facilities are performance and teaching academies and will feature a vast array of open vistas for the enjoyment of the performance arts as well as contemporary classrooms, teaching halls and other practice spaces for the cultivation of the performance artists.