Laidlaw Music Centre room bookings

The Laidlaw Music Centre rooms may be booked by paid-up Music Centre members during our opening hours.  

Members may book a maximum of one hour per day, and rooms are bookable up to 7 days in advance.

University staff and student members can book via our online room booking system. When booking a room, please use your university username as the booking title.

If you are a non-University member, please email to request a booking.  We aim to respond to booking requests by the next working day.

If you have a University ID card, please tap it on arrival and exit.  All non-University visitors must report to reception on arrival.

Music Technology

All the small practice rooms plus the Amplified Music Room, Recording Room and Live Room have Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB soundcards and microphones. Please see our demo video of how you can use soundcards for making recordings or video calls (by plugging your using your own laptop for instance).

Dante networked audio is available throughout the building as described in our How to use Dante video. This technology can be used for many purposes such as studio recordings of music, band practices across several rooms, live streaming and podcasts.

For any questions, including for an induction session on using music technology in the building, please email