Facilities at the International Centre for Music Studies

Front elevation of the new Music Building, opening in 2009We have outstanding specialist music facilities, including a £4.5 million new building designed with performance and studio-based work in mind, which opened in 2009. Our current facilities include

  • three studios
  • a PC room
  • a large recently refurbished student common room, including a work area equipped with PCs loaded with specialist music software
  • a dedicated postgraduate study room (with 10 PCs)
  • a range of recently refurbished rehearsal spaces
  • a full range of recently refurbished teaching facilities, including a 100-seat lecture theatre, two 50 seat lecture theatres and three 25-seater seminar rooms
  • 12 practice rooms

The new building provides an additional two large teaching studios, a number of flexible working spaces (equipped with live electronics) a large band practice room, 3 acoustic instrumental tuition rooms, 10 practices spaces and a large band practice room.

Newcastle University's Culture LabMusic Research Students in Culture Lab

Many of our research students working in electronically-mediated creative practice also have workspaces in the University's state-of-the-art Culture Lab facility, a unique research infrastructure providing an environment for academics and practitioners working beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries. Set in the Grade II Listed Grand Assembly Rooms on King’s Walk, Culture Lab houses magnificently refurbished open-plan research spaces, a performance space and dedicated electronics, workshop, multimedia and sound spaces.