The $15.2 million Helix Performing Arts Complex will officially open at Helix Charter High School at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Tours of the complex will be offered along with performances by the Helix Highlander bagpipers and other students.
The new 34,194-square-foot facility will include a dramatic two-story glass entry; 410-seat theater with a full-fly loft; orchestra pit; 112-seat black box theater-in-the-room; theater lobby with tickets, concessions and restroom facilities; dance classroom with dressing rooms; digital arts classroom; choral classroom and recital rooms; instrumental classroom; instrument and uniform staging areas; stagecraft area; costume design and storage area; backstage dressing rooms.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held and presentations will be made by Ralf Swensen (GUHSD Superintendent), Dr. Mike Lewis (Executive Director, Helix Charter High School), Gregg Osborn (Chair, Helix Performing Arts Dept.), Richard Sutton (Chairman, Helix Board), Dianne Jacob (Chair, San Diego County Board of Supervisors), Art Madrid (Mayor, City of La Mesa) and Robert Shield (GUHSD Board President).