Facilities and Equipment

Conservatorium students have access to first-class facilities and equipment, including five performance venues and more than 130 teaching and practice studios.

Performance Venues

Verbrugghen Hall, the largest performance venue, is a world-class concert hall seating 500. The 250-seat Music Workshop is the most versatile venue, featuring a flexible stage making it suitable for a variety of performances. Twin recital halls, each seating 120, are used for lectures, seminars, masterclasses with visiting artists and public recitals given by Conservatorium staff and students. The Music Café is the smallest performance space, combining an intimate performance stage with a fully serviced dining area.

Practice Studios

Students are encouraged to make use of the Conservatorium’s 70 acoustically treated practice rooms, and no booking is required. Students can also use ensemble rehearsal spaces which need to be booked. Keyboard students requiring the use of a grand piano, as well as Double Bass, Harp and Harpsichord students, may request special access to teaching studios.

Computing and Electronic Music Studio Facilities

The Conservatorium’s music technology facilities include two computer labs and seven specialist sound/video production/composition studios available to all enrolled students and staff. The Music Technology computers are all Macintosh computers with specialist music composition, recording, music education and research software/hardware designed to service the course work and research needs of students and staff.

An ICT Computer Access Lab is located in the Conservatorium Library providing additional IT facilities to students and staff. The University's Information Technology Services (ITS) provides all students with an email account free of charge. You can access your email from any open-access computer on campus (specifically those located in Access Centres).

Library

The Conservatorium Library houses a vast collection of books, scores, CDs, audio visual material and videos for loan to students.

Instruments

The Conservatorium also has a limited stock of instruments that students can hire for a modest fee.

Lockers

A limited number of instrument and bag lockers are available in the Conservatorium building.

Click on the link for details on how to access the facilities mentioned above.