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Practice and rehearsal spaces

Practice makes perfect. And in the NTU Music Centre on City Campus we have spaces to suit everyone – from individual musicians and small bands to larger groups.

Practice rooms

We have five practice rooms which are available for students and staff to book online.

Booking in advance is recommended, but not always necessary. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes to maximise the number of people who can use the facilities. However if there's no one booked in afterwards, you're free to play on.

  • Practice Room 1 (ground floor)

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

  • Practice Room 2 (ground floor)

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

  • Practice Room B1 (lower ground floor)

    • An upright piano
    • Music stands

  • Practice Room B2 (lower ground floor)

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

  • Practice Room B3 (lower ground floor)

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

Rehearsal spaces

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

Emaill or call 0115 848 4570 to book.

  • Ensemble Room

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

    • grand piano
    • PA system
    • music stands
    • chairs

  • Dance Studio

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

    • upright piano
    • floor to ceiling mirrored wall
    • sprung floor
    • freestanding adjustable ballet barres
    • an integrated stereo system
    • music stands
    • chairs


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. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility.

External hire

Our practice and rehearsal spaces are also available for external hire at weekends and during University holiday periods. Email or call 0115 848 4570 to find out more about availability and rates.

If you're interested in hiring University Hall, please visit NTU's events and conferencing webpages for more information.

Still need help?

NTU Music
+44 (0)115 848 4570