Performing Arts

Dollinger Center for the Arts



Opened in 2001 and named for a Canterbury great-grandparent, the Dollinger Center for the Arts serves the entire school community from PK3 - Grade 12 as a vital hub for arts education. A 375-seat theater, orchestra pit, control booth, box office, green room, dressing rooms and other supporting spaces are the main features of the 18,000 square-foot facility, which also includes a workshop, lobby art gallery, conference room, choral room, band room, two visual arts classrooms, kiln room and dark room.

Concerts, rehearsals and performances; art exhibits; and special event receptions expand the use of the facility beyond classroom instruction. The Dollinger Center has also been a local venue for music and dance recitals, making the space available to the greater Tampa Bay community.

For information about reserving the Dollinger Center for the Arts, contact Canterbury's Assistant to the Head of School by calling (727) 525-5902.

“We’re a big, weird family, the Thespian group. I definitely found the place where I fit in.”
-- Tori L. (‘18), who played Clairee in the Fall 2015 production of Steel Magnolias

Students performing in the 2015 production of Steel Magnolias at Canterbury School of Florida