|The BIS World Theatre is a purpose-built ‘state-of-the-art’ Performing Arts centre offering outstanding facilities which includes two stages, a dance studio, dressing rooms, a spacious foyer and mezzanine area.
The Theatre is divided into three areas:
The Raffles Stage
Named in recognition of Sir Stamford Raffles’ substantial contribution to Indonesia and his interest in art and culture, this main stage, with its dramatic balcony and professional sound and lighting systems. The orchestra pit can be raised to provide a ‘thrust stage’ extension while the retractable seating creates a large floor space for teaching and rehearsals. This remarkable theatre is of the highest standard available for any school in South-East Asia.
The Wallace Stage
Named after the great naturalist, explorer and thinker, Alfred Wallace, this is a totally flexible ‘black box’ theatre that can seat up to two hundred people. This modern theatre layout is a flexible workspace which can be used for rehearsals, lectures, and traditional theatre performances.
The van Hien Room
Primarily a dance studio, this room is named after Leonard van Hien, a former Chairman of the Council of Trustees, who contributed tremendously to the development of the new BIS site in Bintaro.
The beautifully designed building which combines Indonesian architecture with modern form and function is the beginning of an exciting chapter in the development of not only the school, but the ‘Arts scene’ in Jakarta.
The BIS World Theatre aims to reach beyond the considerable skills of the teaching staff and encourage the British arts community, both locally and internationally, to participate in broadening the learning experience, and to inspire and stimulate students at all levels in a professional theatre environment.