Discover our amazing music and performing arts facilities
Our large, purpose built, fully equipped dance studio has sprung wooden floor and air conditioning. This contemporary space is a comfortable place for exercise, choreography, and rehearsal, guided by our specialist tutors. The double mirrored walls and ballet barres along with access to visual and audio prompt facilities give you a perfect platform to enhance your dance and movement skills for live and recorded performance.
Folly Arts Theatre
This versatile performance space allows you to create diverse and challenging work in a range of performance styles whilst using industry standard technologies. It features modular staging, a full lighting rig and PA system, plus cinema quality digital projection. With optional raked seating for nearly 100 people, it can be arranged in a variety of different audience configurations making it ideal for gigs, performances, lectures, film, theatre, dance and screenings. The venue hosts student productions throughout the year and is also used by a range of regional theatre companies and performers for bespoke work with our students as well as public performances.
Our Professional level recording studio runs the latest Apple Mac Pro and Logic Pro Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). The mix of both high end digital, and retro analogue music mixing and processing technologies, will enable you to produce a diverse range of experimental and professional sound recordings to a very high standard.
Live Music Room
This sound-proofed space is fully kitted out with a DW drum kit, top quality Zyldjian cymbals, Fender, Marshal and Black Star amps, Korg RD800 stage keyboard together with a high spec PA system, and LED lighting rig. With the option of digitally connecting to the recording studio, you will be able develop your sound before going public. The Live music room is also large enough to fit a 10 piece band and audience members for ‘live lounge’ style performances.
Sound Editing Space
This highly specialised workspace allows you to explore a range of equipment for creating and editing sound. You can make your own music using Sibelius, Foley sound effects, or various sound manipulation tools using Logic Pro. Our team of experienced technical demonstrators will assist you in the production of professional quality music and sound.
Audio Recording Studio (Royal National College for the Blind)
Access Industry Standard facilities in high-tech studios equipped with cutting-edge software to build the necessary skills to become a successful engineer/music producer.