Built on the cornerstone of the former Edward’s Gym in 1998, The Burck Center for the Arts is a 27,00 square foot, professional-quality arts facility that includes the Ceres M. Horn Theatre and accompanying tech booth, the Osborne Black Box Theatre, the concert and jazz band room, practice rooms, dressing rooms, music technology, and the Lower School choir room. The spacious lobby of the Burck Center is often used for receptions and is accessible from the Rosenberg Campus Green or the back of the Allan Building foyer.
Located in the heart of campus, the Burck Center reflects McDonogh School's commitment to arts education for all ages.
- Ceres M. Horn Theatre: Erected in 1998 as part of The Clarence A. Burck Center for the Performing Arts, the Ceres M. Horn Theatre is the largest performance venue on campus, boasting 580 seats and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. The theatre is used for more than 2,000 events each year, including assemblies, concerts, lectures, performances, and meetings. It was funded with a lead gift by the Horn family in honor of their daughter, Ceres M. Horn ‘86, who died tragically in a train crash in 1987.
- Osborne Black Box Theatre: Located on the lower level of the Burck Center, the Black Box Theatre is an intimate and versatile performance space. It features a moveable stage and seating that can be reconfigured as needed.