In 2007, Durban High School Old Boy, Christopher Seabrooke, funded the conversion of the DHS Chapel into Seabrooke’s Theatre, which has become a popular venue for many local productions in the city.
Once again, in 2016, Chris demonstrated his unwavering support, both for the boys of DHS and the ethos of the school, by personally funding the brand new state of the art Music Centre, which opened in October 2016.
The new Chris Seabrooke Music Centre boasts nine practice rooms, a sound proof project-recording studio and an auditorium. The auditorium seats 90 people, houses a baby grand piano and is fully equipped with instrument backline and sound system.
This facility is a platform for young musicians to grow their talent, with endless possibilities. The Chris Seabrooke Music Centre has positioned DHS to become an epicentre for a thriving music programme that will be specific to the culture of the school as well as the province of KZN.
In addition, the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre is a marking centre for Trinity College London music exams, which allows music students to register at DHS to do their Trinity Grade in both practical and theory.