Theater 1797 is ACST's state-of-the art, 420-seat theater. It boasts a video projection system, sounds system, and stage lighting, as well as seating that can be arranged in a variety of configurations.
Theater 1797 was named to honor the Treaty with Tunis, which was signed in 1797 between the United States of America and the State of Tunis. The treaty states :
"There shall be a perpetual and constant peace between the United States of American and the magnificent Pasha, Bey of Tunis and also a permanent friendship, which shall more and more increase."
With that goal of permanent and increasing friendship in mind, we use our our theater to reach out to the community beyond ACST. We welcome organizations—particularly non-profit, charitable, and educational groups—to use the space for performances, cinema screenings, conferences or trainings. In additional to all school performances, Theater 1797 has hosted a variety of events that are open to the general public, including jazz concerts, screenings of Tunisian movies, and concerts of local musicians.
Students, staff, parents, and community partners make up the ACST family. We open our hearts to each other as we learn, love, grow, and together serve our community. We are united by our commitment to providing each and every student with extraordinary care, exceptional teachers, and ever-improving facilities.