Thacher School PAC

The Thacher School
Ojai Valley, CA 

The Thacher Performing Arts Center in Ojai Valley, California opened with three dazzling performances. This new venue has striking design features, impressive acoustics and comfortable house seating of 450 seats. Fly space, sophisticated lighting and audio systems, backstage passageways, and an orchestra pit that can be elevated to become part of the stage, makes professional-level performances possible. In addition to the auditorium, the new facility includes an acoustically engineered choral rehearsal room, music practice rooms, dance studio with a sprung floor, and complete backstage facilities for make-up, costuming, and storage of scenery. MCH provided both acoustical and audiovisual consulting to create this vanguard facility for the private school and community.

  • 450 seat multipurpose Auditorium with Pit and Flyspace

  • Dance Rehearsal

  • Choral Rehearsal

  • Music Practice Rooms

  • $17M total cost

Architect: Barton Phelps, FAIA Architect
Completion: 2006