Facilities hire

We have a range of spaces that are ideal to support you in developing your creative practice.

The School has facilities available for external hire during the day, out of Term time (see Term dates). Technical support is not normally provided.

Standard hire rates for each facility are £180 per half day/£320 full day

Hire rates for community groups and charities are negotiable. Please contact us by completing the enquiry form in the first instance.

Facilities available

  • Large Rehearsal Room

    With its grand piano, PA and stage lighting, the Large Rehearsal Room is particularly suited for performance and rehearsal.

    The room houses a Steinway grand piano, Yamaha drum kit, and amplifiers by Orange and Vox, with sound controlled by a DiGoCo S21 digital mixing desk.

    Recital Room in Falmer House showing facilities and equipment available

    Location - Falmer House

  • Drama Studio

    The Drama Studio is located on the first floor of the Silverstone Building, room 125.

    It is a flexible black box studio space that is suitable for workshops, seminars, rehearsals and full-scale productions. 

    It has a control room for operating lights and sound, which includes a DiGiCo S21 Digital Mixing Console, an Optoma HD146X Full HD 1080p Projector, lighting storage, a green room and costume and prop stores.

    The studio also has a powerful stereo PA system and an efficient lighting rig which may be used by individuals who have undergone technical training.

    Location - Silverstone building

  • News Studio

    The Studio features an LED Lit set with Large Background Monitor, 3 camera set up for Video Production, 4 station set up podcast production, Audio Mixer, Vision Mixer, VT Control Station, Autocue plus more. Our broadcast studio is equipped to latest broadcasting standards and features an industry standard gallery, with lines and connectivity to facilitate outside broadcasts.

    Please note this facility is only available 10am till 6pm.

    Please be mindful this facility is located in a residential building. Please be mindful of noise when using the space.

    News Studio showing facilities and equipment available


    Location - Norwich House


To make an initial enquiry, please complete the enquiry form

We will respond as soon as we can and if we are able to accommodate your request, an Agreement will be drawn up.


General information relating to facilities hire

Insurance and damage to facilities
See full information about insurance cover

Health and Safety
Risk assessments have been completed for the buildings and use of equipment. The user should complete their own risk assessment for any non-standard activity

University car parking charges will apply. See information about campus parking.

Invoices are raised for hire/services provided to external parties. For internal services, an internal recharge applies. If the equipment is hired internally (for use by another Department, for example) then the hiring department will provide the School with the budget code to be charged.