The McGrath Family Performing Arts Center, Home of the Leemputte Family Theater, builds on the school’s Jesuit Education values – supporting an enlightened academic experience and connecting students with performance arts and culture.

The addition includes a 560-seat state-of-the-art theater with a fly tower and stage house, an open and flexible lobby, an art gallery spine and scene workshop. Steel-supported precast concrete, a custom-curved glass curtain wall, and locally made ground-face concrete block within the theater house – all lend to the experience and acoustical performance. The project is a living and tangible celebration of the mission of the school. And its successful delivery reflects the many partners who were steadfast in their respective trades, and committed to excellence, innovation, sustainability, detail and artisanship.


Wilmette, Illinois


Loyola Academy


Krueck Sexton Partners

Theater Consultant

Schuler Shook