Plano ISD’s New Fine Art Center

Robbie & Lynore Robinson Fine Arts Center will be opening as the new home for Plano ISD’s students and the entire community according to a Community Impact article from October 26 which says, 


“The $67.5 million facility is expected to open later this year, according to Superintendent Sara Bonser. Its venues include the Main Stage Auditorium, the Studio Theater, the Dance/Rehearsal Studio, an outdoor Performance Lawn and the Legacy Gallery.


It was originally expected to be built at 1800 Alma Drive by late 2019, but weather-related issues delayed the start of construction until April of that year. Inclement weather and pandemic-related complications delayed a previously planned opening for earlier this year, Bonser said.


The facility will be a place for the district’s nearly 23,000 fine arts students in seventh to 12th grades to celebrate their passions, she said.”


In a gallery of photos posted by a Community Impact article from September 17, it can be seen that the new fine arts center will have a dance studio, theatre studio and a grand and massive auditorium capable of accommodating 1502 people. 


However, the Robbie & Lynore Robinson Fine Arts Center will not just be serving Plano ISD and the Plano Community as it will be open to the region for different programs, performances and competitions according to the same article from September 17 which reports, 


“The fine arts center will be open for hundreds of performance dates each year. Events hosted at the center will include University Interscholastic League music and theater competitions, concerts, senior high musicals, and more, according to district staff.


We have a very robust first-year docket [of events scheduled],” said Weston Keifer, technical manager for the Robinson Fine Arts Center. “We have very few dates open [for next year]. Basically, we’re booking up to July of 2022 in order to accommodate standing PISD events as well as fine arts events for the school year.” 

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