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Practice spaces

Practice makes perfect. And at NTU we have spaces to suit everyone from individual musicians and small bands to larger groups.

Take advantage of the spaces available at NTU's Music Centre. Our practice rooms can be booked by students and staff. And best of all, they're totally free of charge.

From Monday 19 March the Music Centre will be open for individual practice Monday to Friday, 7 am to 8 pm.

Whilst our spaces are usually available for external hire, we are not currently accepting bookings. If you have a future hire enquiry that you'd like to discuss with us, email or call 0115 848 4570.

Practice rooms

We have five practice rooms, which are available for students and staff to book online. From Monday 19 April the Music Centre will reopen for student and staff individual practice, Monday to Friday 7 am–8 pm.

Booking in advance is recommended, but not always necessary. Students are allowed to book sessions of no more than 30 minutes to ensure more people can practice. However, if there's no one booked in afterwards, you're free to play on.

Practice Room 1 (ground floor) has:

  • A baby grand piano
  • An acoustic drum kit
  • Music stands

Practice Room 2 (ground floor) has:

  • An electric piano
  • A music software computer
  • Music stands

Practice Room B1 (lower ground floor) has:

  • An upright piano
  • Music stands

Practice Room B2 (lower ground floor) has:

  • An upright piano
  • An acoustic drum kit
  • Music stands

Practice Room B3 (lower ground floor) has:

  • A silent piano
  • An electric drum kit
  • Music stands

Book your session online

Rehearsal and performance spaces

Please note that the Ensemble Room is currently being used for curriculum teaching and is not available for use.

If you're part of a larger group or society that wants to make music, we have two spacious performance spaces available. Priority for these spaces is given to NTU Music programme activity and individual tuition.

Our 150-capacity Ensemble Room is ideal for ensemble choral or instrumental rehearsals, and has:

  • A grand piano
  • PA system
  • Music stands
  • Chairs

Please note that the Dance Studio is not currently available for group practice or rehearsal.

Our 30-capacity Dance Studio is more suited for smaller rehearsals and dance. It has:

  • An upright piano
  • A floor to ceiling mirrored wall
  • A sprung floor
  • Freestanding adjustable ballet barres
  • An integrated stereo system
  • Music stands
  • Chairs

You can reserve these spaces by booking through the Music team at or on 0115 848 4570. Check our rehearsal timetable to ensure your time isn't already booked.


All areas of the Music Centre are accessible to wheelchair users. Accessible toilets are located on the ground floor, and there is lift access to the first and lower ground floor. We are happy to discuss any further assistance you may need.

Still need help?

NTU Music
+44 (0)115 848 4570