The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts is located just northeast of Columbus on the Learning Community Campus of the New Albany-Plain Local School District in New Albany. The center was created in 2008 through a partnership between the City of New Albany, Plain Township, New Albany-Plain Local School District, and the New Albany Community Foundation. As more arts programs are cut from public schools, the McCoy Center’s mission is to provide opportunities for students in the district to participate in and be exposed to arts education as a fundamental component of a comprehensive public school education. It also aims to provide the overall community with access to enriching educational and cultural programming.
The CAPA has managed the McCoy theatre operations since 2013. Programming includes a performance season filled with world-class artists; lectures by noted authors and public figures; and educational programming offered in collaboration with numerous central Ohio arts organizations. The center is home for several arts organizations including the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, New Albany Arts Council, New Albany Ballet Company, and the Broadway Bound Dance Centre.
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