On April 25, 2022, the St. Gregory the Great Auditorium was dedicated by Bishop Richard F. Stika amid a crowd of 300 members of the KCHS community, donors and Congressman Tim Burchett. The dedication was followed by an Open House where attendees toured the facility.
The best-in-class auditorium greatly enhances Catholic’s rapidly growing band, theatre, choral, digital media, dance and fine arts programs. Construction began in March 2021 by Rouse Construction. Designed by Johnson Architecture, Inc., the structure features:
• 375 seats
• 4,000 sq. ft. lobby
• 1,385 sq. ft scene shop
• 871 sq. ft. green room
• 55 ft. wide x 40 ft. deep stage
• Full theatrical lighting
• Audio-video production suite
The new performing arts center will host plays, musicals, concerts, ceremonies, guidance nights, honor society inductions, Irish Media Network productions, open houses, Diocesan and foundation school events and much more.
This addition to campus will draw more than 10,000 visitors to KCHS annually. The auditorium will be operational year-round and will also be open to the community at-large.
Photos by: Dr. Kelly Kearse and Knoxville News Sentinel