Information for students

University Orchestra performing 'Romeo and Juliet' with help from University dancers (and the Chaplain!)


There are seven Students' Union music societies run by students and supported by Attenborough Arts Centre, the University of Leicester’s arts centre: Chorus, Chamber Choir, Orchestral Society, Concert Band, Big Band, LU Voices, and Band and Gig. These are all well-established and welcome members of staff and the general public as well as students. They offer opportunities for students to serve on their committees.

The Students' Union also has a Bass and DJ Society and several dance societies. If a society for your particular musical interest doesn't exist, the Union can help you to set one up.

You can meet representatives of all the Societies during Welcome Week.

Where to practice

Attenborough Seminar Block

There are two practice rooms on the ground floor, each with a piano. As you enter through the glass doors, they are just the other side of the door in the far left-hand corner. These are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm, Mondays to Fridays. No key is required but wherever possible you should book the room in advance by contacting Attenborough Arts Centre on 0116 252 2455 or The Attenborough Seminar Block can be accessed via a swipe card after 6.00pm and at weekends. Please call at Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road for an application form for a swipe card.

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Concert Band - spring concert 2012

Charles Wilson Building

There is a music rehearsal room, with a piano, on the 10th floor. This room is used for music society rehearsals and music teaching. Access is via a keypad code which is only given out to staff and students on a need-to-know basis. Please contact Attenborough Arts Centre on 0116 252 2455 or to arrange use of this room.

2 and 6 University Road

There are music practice rooms at No.2 University Road (Room No. E003) and No.6 University Road (Room No. G001) - each with a piano. These rooms can be booked at times when teaching is not timetabled to take place. Access is by keypad code. To make a booking contact the Timetabling Office on 0116 252 5248 or who will take your booking and issue the code.

Percy Gee Building

The Students’ Union has two pianos which are available for students to play. They do not need to be booked. One is located in The Square and the other in the lower foyer.

Halls of Residence

There is a classical room and a rock room in John Foster Hall, booked via the John Foster Reception. There is also a music practise room in Beaumont House which can be booked via Beaumont Reception.

For further information on music facilities, please contact Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA;; 0116 252 2455

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