Archipley Cultural Center

Archipley Cultural Center front

World-Class Facilities

The Archipley Cultural Center at Eagle Hill is a state-of-the-art facility and a hub of activity on our campus. It is a vibrant place filled with limitless opportunities for personal and creative expression…the perfect space for our students to create, exhibit, perform, and enjoy art. It is a place for students to learn deeply by connecting ideas, skills, and experience in innovative ways.

But more than all that, the Archipley Cultural Center is a place to connect—a meeting place for young people and adults, performers and audiences, and established and budding artists.

A Place to Celebrate

The Archipley Cultural Center is a place for students and families to meet and celebrate. The Abby Theatre provides a place for the entire school community to meet as one body for assemblies, lectures, award ceremonies, talent shows, and larger events such as theater productions, family weekends, baccalaureate, and commencement.

The Center at Eagle Hill is a place to discover music, dance, theater, and artists of every discipline in the most beautiful setting in central Massachusetts.

The Archipley Cultural Center

Visual, theater, and performing arts abound in this magnificent 42,000-square-foot state-of-the-art venue. Student and professional productions grace the stages, and elective classes fill the design, art, and woodworking spaces. 

Students are involved in all aspects of The Center’s operations, from marketing and publicity to budgeting, ushering, operating theatrical lighting and sound, and producing and performing in Eagle Hill School events. They are mentored by faculty and artists-in-residence who live and create art on campus.

Outdoor Dining on the Ballinger Patio

Just outside the Chapman Dining Commons is an outdoor seating area under a beautiful pergola.

Kresge Theatre

Eagle Hill’s Kresge Theatre provides a simple performance space, creating a flexible stage space and allowing for audience interaction.

Beckerman Box Office

Step into the spacious Haber Lobby of the Archipley Cultural Center, where The Center at Eagle Hill's box office is located.

Abby Theatre

The 468-seat Abby Theatre is a versatile space to host a variety of theatrical performances—from visiting theater companies and professional performers and musicians to Eagle Hill School student productions and music concerts. 

Frenette Woodshop

This amazing space is a standout for prospective families and maintains its popularity long after students have arrived to campus.

Students enjoy introductory woodshop courses, getting acquainted with the essential principles of woodworking, and then progressing to more advanced classes. Projects are varied, creative, and unique!

Snell Graphic Arts 

Another amazing space in the Cultural Center, here students enjoy learning the process of screen printing, focusing on projects such as t-shirts, stickers, and posters found in the commercial graphics field.

Students have a number of courses to choose from to advance their skills and express their creativity.