About Bienes Center for the Arts

Welcome to the Bienes Center for the Arts, a state of the art black box theater and performance center located on the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The Bienes Center is intended to nurture the emphasis on the arts for the students of St. Thomas Aquinas, other schools and institutions in the area and the community at-large. The Bienes Center offerings excite the STA community about the important role of the “Arts” and provide a venue for theater, dance, music, lectures, art, drama, speech, and debate at STA. 

St. Thomas Aquinas Fine Arts programs and classes utilize the Bienes Center facilities on a daily basis, with additional STA concerts, performances, exhibits and events scheduled throughout the school year.

Since opening in 2008 the Bienes Center for the Arts has hosted and present national events, exhibits and performances. Some notable events have featured: Broadway Star Idina Menzel, Latin Music Star Tito Puente Jr., Platinum Rock band Dashboard Confessional, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Political Satirist's The Capitol Steps, Florida Grand Opera, Grammy Nominee Seraphic Fire, Pilobolus Dance Theater, Illusionist Leon Etienne, Hollywood Legend Danny Aiello, Celebrity Chef Paula Deen, Jazz Guitarist Charlie Hunter, Yale Univeristy’s A Capella Groups The Whiffenpoofs, Whim 'N Rhythm and The New Blue, Legendary Vocal Group The Platters, Legendary Jazz bassist Jeff Berlin's Jazz Winds of Patagonia, Rockapella The "Kings" of contemporary A Capella, Phantom of the Opera/ Broadway stars Kelly Jeanne Grant and Dallyn Vail Bayles, Symphony of the Americas, Finding Neverland's Thomas Miller, The Courage To Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945 (Exhibit), Omaggio a de Chirico (Exhibit) and many other events, performances, recitals, and exhibits.

Many of the events listed above included STA student performers and musicians joining the featured artists onstage, providing an inspiring educational opportunity to our performing arts students.

Enjoy your online tour of the Bienes Center for the Arts at St. Thomas Aquinas. We hope you will join us for an event or performance this season!


Idina Menzel

Dashboard Confessional

Florida Grand Opera

Tito Puente, Jr.