Restore The Rec


Known to the SCH community as "the Rec," this building was built in 1884 and originally served as the Inn’s stable for the horses belonging to hotel guests. Today it serves as our performing arts venue and is home to the Players' productions. The Rec is located on Valley Green Road. 

Parking: Visitors should park in the Inn Lot and walk down West Springfield Avenue to the Rec (or use surround street parking).

Restore the Rec WRT Rendering (Phase III of Capital Campaign)

Dear SCH community, 

In 1974 with more than 1,000 man-hours, the cast, crew, directors, and orchestra of The Fantasticks addressed years of neglect and brought The Rec to life. Through their efforts, an old stable turned badminton facility was converted to a performing arts center, to be used for Players productions, Boy Choir musicals, graduations, holiday assemblies, and alumni art shows. Today, The Rec continues to be one of our community’s most cherished spaces - providing a transformational home and creative space for our students seeking theatrical and performing arts experiences.

For nearly 50 years, The Rec has faithfully served its purpose. But this 135-year old facility is showing its age and requires substantial renovation and updating to ensure it can continue as a valued part of the school's history.

To accomplish this goal, we need to raise $6.85 million dollars to renovate, reconstruct, update and reinvigorate The Rec so that the Players and student body alike can utilize it as a multi-use and multi-functional creative space. The updated space will build on its rich legacy to provide future generations of students the best possible space that is most deserving of this transformational, award-winning, performing arts program.

This fundraising effort is in honor of the Players family of current and past cast, crew, and directors.

Caroline Estey King P’17, P’19
Barry Shannon ’70
Restore The Rec Campaign Chairs

Buy Your Seat

Learn more about how to support the Campaign with a named seat recognition opportunity.

Take a Seat - Restore The Rec graphic for the campaign

Less than 1 million to go!

The campaign goal for The Rec is $6.85 million and we have $1 million to go. Please consider making a donation of any level to support SCH's love of theater, performance, and a multi-purpose gathering place for our growing community to come together. 

Created by Robert Hass '16 & Anab Aidid '16 

Restore the Rec - new roof in winter 2022

Phase I of the Restore the Rec Campaign was completed in January 2022 which included a renovation of the roof and windows.

CHA production of Oklahoma 1966

Restore The Rec Campaign Committee

Interested in giving back?
PLEASE Contact:

Kristin Norton
Director of Development

p: 215-261-6881

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