The building at 135 Webster St. will provide the conservatory with 7,000 square feet of mixed-use space to expand its programs beyond those it offers at the group’s existing campuses in Duxbury and Hingham and through partnerships with other schools and agencies across the region.
South Shore Conservatory is the largest nonprofit community school for the arts in Massachusetts, according to the group, offering more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance, and drama. With more than 100 musicians on faculty, the conservatory offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.
The Hanover property will be retrofitted by the summer of 2020 to house multi-use classrooms, a state-of-the-art Creative Arts Therapies center, and administrative offices.
Additionally, the conservatory plans to construct a new multipurpose, 250-seat performance space beyond the property’s current footprint. The organization is moving its administrative offices to the Hanover site this month, with plans to open the campus to the public in 2020.
“We are so excited to have the opportunity to establish a new campus in Hanover, enabling us to extend our reach and spread music education, performance, and enjoyment across the region,” Kathy O. Czerny, the conservatory’s president, said in a statement.
By John Laidler