Our facilities

A conservatoire’s first resource is its people, i.e. the students and teachers and technical and administrative staff. But those people need particular spaces to thrive in, and all the members of CUK provide these in abundance.
Royal College of Music – Photo by Phil Rowley

Some conservatoires are centred round fine historic buildings, with modern additions. Others are based in modern buildings with state-of-the-art production facilities. But whether old or new, they all have the following:

  • Performance spaces, both large and small
  • Theatres for opera, dance and spoken drama
  • Rehearsal, studios for drama, dance and music
  • Small practice rooms for individual practice
  • Libraries and (in some cases) museums
  • IT suites with terminals for students’ and professors’ personal use
  • Recording and electronic studios
  • Social spaces – bars, common rooms, cafés
  • Accommodation for a significant number of students

In addition to these real spaces, our members have also created online virtual learning environments. Students and professors can access library catalogues and many online learning resources through the conservatoire’s own website. They can also participate increasingly in video-conferencing events with other institutions in the UK and around the world.