About Thornton academy arts

Thornton Academy's Performing Arts program is among the most robust in New England. We offer full programs in dance, theater, vocal music, and instrumental music. Our performing artists go on to become professional musicians, actors, dancers, movie directors, and stage crew.  

Garland Auditorium hosts most of the performing arts productions performed at Thornton Academy. This 500-seat theater is outfitted with modern technical equipment, a marley dance floor, and space to house the elaborate sets that define our theater productions. 

Annual performances include choral shows, band and orchestra concerts, the fall play, the one-act play, a Broadway-style musical, Jazz à la mode concert, dance shows, and more.