Welcome to the Freeman Health System Performing Arts Center
The Freeman Health System Performing Arts Center stands as a testament to the community's unwavering commitment to enriching the educational and cultural experiences within the Neosho School District. This state-of-the-art facility, completed as part of "The Next Step Ballot Measure" passed on June 7, 2020, represents one of the most significant projects within the scope of this measure.
A Vision Realized
The Freeman Health System Performing Arts Center has redefined the cultural landscape of Neosho, Missouri. This extraordinary facility boasts a 1,500-seat performance hall that now serves as a hub for artistic and cultural expression within the district. The project expanded beyond the performance hall, including the renovation and expansion of the Atrium lobby, a modern ticket booth, an extensive band suite, and the creation of an inviting alumni courtyard.
A Journey in Time
Construction of this remarkable performing arts center began in the summer of 2021 and was successfully completed in the fall of 2022. This 37,943 square foot facility now hosts a wide range of events, from student performances to community gatherings, and has become a space that enriches learning and creativity.
A Community Celebration
The Neosho community, alumni, donors, and educators came together to celebrate the completion of this extraordinary addition to the Neosho School District. The ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Neosho High School marked a momentous occasion where attendees had the opportunity to tour the facility and experience its features firsthand. The event featured live performances by the Neosho High School Band and Choir, showcasing the immense talent within the district.
Dr. Jim Cummins, Superintendent of the Neosho School District, expressed his gratitude to the community and donors, highlighting their invaluable support in making this project a reality.
A Beacon of Inspiration
The Freeman Health System Performing Arts Center's impact extends far beyond the Neosho School District. With a 1,500-seat auditorium, orchestra pit, acoustic enhancements, fly loft, dressing rooms, and classrooms, this facility is designed to draw small touring events, host plays, musicals, and concerts, enriching the cultural landscape of the entire region.
As part of a series of construction projects approved by voters in 2020, this performing arts center signifies a commitment to providing high-quality educational and artistic opportunities for students and the community. It is one of the many ways Neosho ensures its students receive a well-rounded and enriching education.