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The Antinori Center for the Arts
Posted 05/13/2021 08:55AM


The Antinori Center for the Arts will break ground at a special ceremony in September as the centerpiece of Phase II of Jesuit's Campus Master Plan.

This phenomenal new 32,400-square foot facility for the school's wonderful music, theatre, and fine arts programs will transform the arts on campus. The Antinori Center will provide an elegant and worthy space for Jesuit's abundance of talented and creative students and inspiring faculty, and help position Jesuit as a leader in the arts the Tampa Bay area.

The Antinori Center is named in honor of Susan and Ron Antinori '60. In 2019, Jesuit announced a $2 million capital gift by the Antinoris toward Phase II of the master plan.

Ron Antinori has a long history of giving to Jesuit. In 2016, a computer lab was named in memory of his parents, Paul and Rosa Antinori, and a scholarship was established in their honor as well. Now, with this transformational $2 million gift, the centerpiece of Phase II will be named the Antinori Center for the Arts.

Ron Antinori was the founder and CEO of Antinori Software, Inc. (later Carreker-Antinori, Inc.). In 2010 he founded Rapido!, a classical music composition competition, and he has served on the Board of The Atlanta Opera and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

The new Arts Center, which has been designed by Alfonso Architects, will be located on what is currently part of the senior parking lot and the adjacent green space to the west. Current parking projects will offset the loss of these parking spaces, and the construction location will have minimal impact on the daily school routine. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2023.

The auditorium in the Arts Center will be approximately 5,200 square feet and seat about 430. The lobby will be more than 2,100 square feet, and the black box theatre classroom about 1,500 square feet. The theatre stage is more than 3,800 square feet.

For information on naming opportunities within the Antinori Center for the Arts, please contact Nick Suszynski '98, Jesuit's Development Director, at development@jesuittampa.org or (813) 877-5344, x704. Among the available naming opportunities are the Auditorium ($1 million), Music Wing ($1 million), and Art Wing ($1 million), the Grand Lobby ($500,000), the Performance Stage ($250,000) and Black Box Theatre ($250,000), Classrooms ($100,000), and Individual Seats in the Auditorium ($500).

Please view below renderings for the Antinori Center for the Arts. 

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