St. Margaret's Episcopal School Performing Arts Center

  • 2-Story Lobby - Entrance to Performing Arts Theater
  • 430-seat Performance Hall with Acoustic Wood Walls
  • Entrance to Performing Arts Building
  • Dance Studio with Basketweave Floor
  • Rehearsal Room for Choral
  • Carl St. Clair on stage at SMES PAC Opening Night
  • View from Performance Hall to Stage
  • Front Facade of SMES PAC
  • Art Gallery under the Lobby Mezzanine
  • Black Box Theater - Seats 125
  • Gazebo with PAC beyond

Project Category: 

  • Education
  • Live Venues


San Juan Capistrano, California

Designed by Bastien and Associates, Inc., St. Margaret’s new Performing Arts Center has received high praise from the school, the community and visitors alike. The 44,133 s.f. building completes the first phase of the school’s 2010 masterplan and will be followed shortly thereafter by a new middle school, dining hall, sports fields and other improvements. The program includes a 430-seat main performance hall, a 125-seat black box theater, dedicated rooms for orchestra, choir, concert band and dance. Each space was carefully designed to provide professional level acoustics and a high aesthetic value.

"Orange County’s newest acoustical jewel"

- Carl St. Clair, Conductor and Music Director for the Pacific Symphony

  SMES 20PAC 20Flyer.pdf