Christ Presbyterian Academy

Soli Deo Center

The Soli Deo Center at Christ Presbyterian Academy is the focal point of campus. Towering nearly 70 feet, the building is a stunning, artistic expression mirroring the burgeoning creative energy of a growing Nashville. It stands as a beacon of hospitality in the middle of the 58-acre Church and Academy campus which is neighbored by the wooded beauty of the Warner Parks, nine miles from downtown Nashville. 

Like the performances it showcases, the Soli Deo Center is bright and inspired. Brick massing wraps the building base. An undulating corrugated metal panel, evocative of the stage curtain, sheaths the theatre house and fly tower. At the main entry, the brick mass opens up to reveal a transparent lobby capped with a wooden canopy — a welcoming gesture for guests. The glazing pattern introduces a contemporary vocabulary unique to this campus.

From its airy and open lobby and intricate theatre design, to the generous backstage/utility/greenroom areas, the building's entertainment and performance capabilities are seamless. Learn more about the facility and rental information below. 

 

Rent the Soli Deo Center

Rental Information
Rental of the Soli Deo Center is based on availability. For more information on renting this space, please email Artistic Director Jake Speck.

Location
2323 Old Hickory Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee, 37215

Located in Davidson County, one mile west of Hillsboro Rd, across from Percy Warner Park, at the Chickering Road traffic light.

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Access & Entry

Approaching the building on foot, the layering of hardscape and landscape serves to buffer the facility from traffic, orienting visitors to a pedestrian-centric campus. This entry celebrates the location's idyllic pastoral setting.

The front driveway (one-way) / parking lot is ideal for valet drop off or easy self-park access. 

The principal communal entrance is flanked by a secondary entrance to a front desk area, perfect for ticketing or check-in. 

The Lobby

The prominent lobby blurs the line between indoors and out. It invites curiosity and wonder through both the grand scale of the space as well as the restraint found in its simple, sculptural gestures. 

The use of natural light within the lobby is central to its design. This space offers a bright, dynamic tone for speaking events, receptions, or celebrations. 

•3,000 square feet
•Concrete floor
•Track lighting
•Audio visual equipment available upon request
•Utility kitchen / concessions space
•Room Capacity: 150 for a seated reception, 200 seated in rows

The Theatre

The interior of the 550-seat theatre creates a sense of intimacy for patrons. 

Gentle curves of the balcony fronts and boxes tie to the curves found in the lobby and serve to give the space a sense of drama, referential to classic Broadway theater houses. Centering the space, the ornate proscenium arch stands in contrast to the clean lines found elsewhere within the theatre.
 

•10,000 square feet
•Complete sound and lighting system
•Permanent HD projector and screen
•Back-of-house facilities including dressing rooms, bathrooms, and a green room

The Black Box

The Black Box Theatre is a performance space with a flat spring floor and a separate A/V booth. Groups have the option to add risers and up to 120 folding chairs. Total occupancy is 150 without risers.

The Black Box Theatre is an ideal performance and rehearsal venue for plays, improv, film screenings, recitals, concerts, talent shows, visual art exhibits, and more.

•1,785 square feet
•Complete sound and lighting system
•Seating risers
•Stackable chairs for adaptable/flexible seating arrangements
•Capacity: 120 with risers, 150 without risers