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Performing Arts

Female high school students performing drama onstage
High School Student String Musicians
High School Students Performing Footloose

Delve into a World of Performance Possibilities.

For students interested in the performing arts, we offer a wide variety of courses during the academic day and additional co-curricular offerings. Whether it’s through acting, writing, directing, or lighting and set design, all of our programs develop individual skills through a collaborative, team-based process.  View our current performing arts classes in the Course Catalog

Student Productions

In addition to the original student-written productions put on by Tabor’s Drama, Dance, and Music Programs, the main event each year is the Winter Musical. Typically, sixty or more student actors, dancers, designers, and technicians are involved in every step of the process. In recent years, performances have included The Addams Family, Heathers: The Musical, and In the Heights

Tabor’s award winning Dance Team also puts on two recitals each year in the fall and in the spring. These recitals feature original student choreography and, in some cases, original music orchestration as well. 

Tabor’s music program often features many instrumental groups including wind, string, and jazz ensembles; as well as vocal groups, such as the Madrigal Singers and a cappella groups. Each of the vocal and instrumental groups perform at one or more of the formal seasonal school concerts, All School meetings, or other smaller recitals at the end of each season.

Professional Performance Facilities

Tabor is home to several fantastic performing arts spaces throughout its 88-acre waterfront campus.

The Fireman Center for Performing Arts

Located in Hoyt Hall, it ranks among the finest at New England secondary schools. The 650-seat auditorium (with orchestra pit) is suited for concerts and large theater productions and includes a state-of-the-art soundboard and computerized light board, as well as a fully-equipped scenery shop.

As a testament to the quality of the performance and rehearsal space that Tabor students have at their disposal, the Fireman Center is the annual host site of the Buzzards Bay Music Festival each July, featuring performers from a number of major orchestras across the United States and joined by visiting artists of national and international stature. Tabor has also hosted concerts by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, the New Bedford Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Tri-County Symphonic Band.

Student in white button-down, black slacks & headset standing on stage with flower petals falling around them from above

Hoyt Hall

Hoyt also boasts seven music practice rooms with pianos, two large classroom spaces for music theory study, and two large ensemble rooms.

Hoyt is also home to a second, more intimate acting space, the Will Parker '04 Black Box Theatre, which serves as a lab for student actors, directors, and technicians. 

Student singing with another playing the guitar on stage

Lyndon South Auditorium

Located in the Stroud Academic Center, Lyndon South is regularly utilized for small music recitals and chamber music performances, and other small performances.