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

Drop in 10 am - 5 pm from Monday to Friday and ask one of our friendly staff for a tour. Tours will be offered if a staff member is available.

Our spaces are also available for external hire for a fee. Contact our team at or on 0115 848 4570 for more information or if you'd like a tour of our facilities. Tours for external hires are available by appointment only.

Practice rooms

We have five practice rooms, which are available for students and staff to book online from 7 am to 10 pm, Monday to Friday. Weekend hire is also available.

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.

Even if you're not a student or staff member, you can rent some or all of the rooms for a hire fee. Due to rehearsal and teaching during term-time, spaces tend to be more available on evenings and weekend. Contact our team for more information.

Our Practice Rooms are perfect for a single musician practising the piano or an instrument, or a small group of up to 4 people.

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

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

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