Allen ISD Performing Arts and Visual Arts Programs
Allen ISD provides a high quality fine arts education for all students that supports their academic, social, emotional, and creative development. This goal is achieved through a comprehensive performing and visual arts curriculum that provides a wide range of learning experiences and performing opportunities. Fine arts education in Allen ISD begins in Kindergarten and continues through the twelfth grade. Fine arts courses at the freshman center and high school include visual art, band, choir, dance, orchestra, theater, and music theory.
The Allen ISD Performing Arts Center is a premier performance and educational venue on the Allen High School campus. The mission of the performing arts center is to support the educational and artistic development of all students while providing a state of the art performance venue for the use of various organizations. The center is committed to providing diverse, quality entertainment for the residents and families of Allen and surrounding communities.
The Center features a proscenium theatre with 1,500-seats on the main floor and balcony. It is also equipped with state of the art lighting, audio and video capabilities. Technical features include a motorized acoustic curtain draping system used to brighten or dampen the acoustics as needed.The venue also offers designated dressing rooms, a multipurpose backstage area, a scene shop, and a green room. In addition to the performance space, the Center includes a spacious commons area that looks into the broadcast studio, campus store, and the Culinary Arts Department’s restaurant, Blu. Other fine arts spaces in the Center include band, choir, orchestra, and dance rehearsal halls along with a black box theatre and an art gallery featured on the second floor of the lobby.