Since 1972, the Paul Mellon Arts Center, designed by I.M. Pei, has served as a creative hub, presenting guest artist, faculty, and student concerts, productions, exhibits, and more.
Choate Rosemary Hall dedicated Ann and George Colony Hall in October 2019. The 51,761-square-foot building is an academic and programmatic complement to the Paul Mellon Arts Center. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Colony Hall includes a performance hall that can accommodate both large and small audiences.
Ann & George Colony Hall
Named in honor of Trustee George F. Colony '72, and his wife, Ann, Colony Hall provides an acoustical setting suitable for the spoken word or amplified music, as well as a more reverberant sound for symphonic music. The west side of the auditorium includes a music classroom wing with a Recital Hall seating up to 100 people, providing rehearsal space for Choate's major music ensembles.
Paul Mellon Arts Center
The Paul Mellon Arts Center, aka PMAC, dedicated in 1972, was designed by award-wining architect I. M. Pei, who is perhaps best known for the East Wing of the National Gallery, for which the Arts Center served as a prototype, and for the pyramid-shaped entry to the Louvre Museum in Paris. The building was a gift of benefactor Paul Mellon 1925.
Joan Harris Gelb Theater
The 2005 renovation to the Seymour St. John Chapel included a theater space in the lower level. The Joan Harris Theater plays hosts to a variety of student activities such as the student Fringe Festival, French and Spanish plays, dramatic presentations, and movie nights.