Opened in 2019, Downing has a dedicated Music Centre to provide a place for you to learn or practice playing a range of musical instruments. The Music Centre has two practice rooms, managed by a dedicated Director of Music, offering support to you to explore your musical interests – whether its playing an instrument or signing.
Venues for concerts and rehearsals include:
- the Howard Theatre
- the Howard Building
- the Chapel
- the Master’s Lodge
- the Maitland Room (West Lodge)
- the Music Room.
Bookings for the Howard Theatre, Howard Building, Maitland Room or Music Room should be made at the Porters’ Lodge. The Chaplain deals with Chapel bookings, and the Master invites the Music Society to arrange recitals in the Master’s Lodge.
Access to pianos
The College has a number of pianos that are available for student use. There are two pianos in the Music Centre Practice Rooms which are available for all students.
There are also a small number of grand pianos in areas that are not normally accessible. These are available by arrangement with the Director of Music. Further details are available on the College intranet here.
Practice in other areas
- Rules concerning music practice in student rooms can be found in the rules and guidelines section of this site.