Future Pathways Campaign

This project marks the conclusion of the ten-year Future Pathways Capital Campaign, which includes the Estes Athletic Center, Aycock Stadium and the art and music studios in the Perkinson Arts Center.

Perkinson Arts Center

Guests and contributors celebrated the official opening of the renovated and expanded Perkinson Arts Center on the evening of Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Important features:
• 299 permanent, upholstered seats
• New stairwell with rear access to seats
• Expanded, updated lobby with gallery space
• New entrance tower
• Improved stage
• New lighting
• New electrical system, sprinkler system

Among the guests in attendance on November 4 were those whose gift to the campaign enabled them to inscribe on one of the new theatre seats a personal message of gratitude and honor. [click here to read a complete searchable PDF diagram of the engraved messages]
Those gifts further enabled Trinity to earn a $300K matching grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. This is the largest challenge grant in the school’s history.
“The Future Pathways Campaign has transformed our beloved campus and provided state of the art teaching and learning spaces for our arts and athletic programs in particular,” said Head of School Robert A. Short. “This continued effort comes thanks to the generosity and vision of so many dedicated faculty, staff, parents, alumni and friends of Trinity.”

A generous leadership gift of $1 million from Dr. W. Baxter Perkinson, Jr. and his wife, Elaine, set this project in motion. The first phase, completed in 2013, added renovated space for Trinity’s music and visual arts programs.

Trinity's theatre is perhaps the most important space on campus, because it is where the day begins with Morning Meeting. It's where Trinity gathers every day to reaffirm its sense of community. Improving and renovating the theatre has been critical to meeting the needs of Trinity's larger student body. The improvements will also make the theatre a better space for parent meetings, outside speakers and all performances.

Tell Me More

For additional information, please contact:

Name:  Laurie Hedgepeth
Title:      Director of Development
Phone:  (804) 672-4899

  • Perkinson Arts Center Opening Celebration (November 4, 2017)

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    Perkinson Arts Center Theatre Renovations 2017

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