The community is invited to help debut Richmond High School’s renovated theater tonight.
At 7 p.m., the high school’s Creative And Performing Arts Academy will present the CAPA VAPA Gala.
“Enjoy performances from the marching and jazz band, the Oilers’ dance department, a short film from the Oilers’ video production class, and much more,” according to the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
The event is free, with donations accepted.
In February, the school district awarded a $1.29 million contract for the replacements and upgrades to the high school theater’s theatrical lighting, curtain and audio-visual systems.
Funds for the project were said to come from the district’s Career Technical Education Facilities Program. They aim to embolden the Richmond High School Creative & Performing Arts Production Pathway, which educates students on various aspects of theater production, such as set design and building, lighting and sound. The program “provides courses of study designed to provide the skills and knowledge required for adult life,” according to the district.