Practice rooms

Music practice rooms are available for University of Reading students and staff in Building L29, London Road campus.

Music Practice facilities:

  • Eight general purpose practice rooms; suitable for up to 5 people.
  • No booking required.
  • All practice rooms have pianos

The facility may be used for individual music practice and ensemble rehearsals, but is not available for private tuition or commercial activity.

The facility is open every day of the week:

  • Term time: Monday-Friday, 07.30-22.00. Weekends, 8.00-20.00.
  • Non-Term time: Every day, 08.00-20.00.
  • University Closure Dates: Closed.

Please see here for term and University closure dates.

No booking is required for the eight general purpose practice rooms; just turn up and find a room that is not in use.

Booking is required for the two studios in L29 and is only bookable by students and staff. Details of how to book will be attached with your confirmation of practice room access. Priority is always given to IoE lectures, Music at Reading rehearsals, society rehearsals, then individual user rehearsals, in that order. Individual users can only block book for one term at a time. Booking for each term will open at the end of the previous term.

Entry to the music practice rooms is controlled through campus cards. The tariff for access per academic year (August to July is below. Practice room users are required to reapply for access each year, and an email will be sent out inviting existing users to reapply before the beginning of each academic year.

Please apply in advance, as once you have paid for your access card, it may take up to 7 days for your campus card to be activated. It may take longer for community access to be processed due to postage times.  

Due to increased internal usage, we are no longer able to accommodate rehearsal bookings from community ensembles.


Please purchase access from our Music Practice Room Online Store

Tariff of fees for Music Practice Room access (per academic year):

  • £10.00 - University of Reading students who are RUMS committee members or ensemble directors.
  • £15.00 - University of Reading students
  • £25.00 - University of Reading staff
  • £40.00 - Community user

Access can be purchased in our Music Practice Room Online Store
The full fee is required, whatever time of year you join.

The fee for replacing a lost card is £10.00. If you already have a community access card, please type the card number (formatted: Gxxxx) in place of a Student/Staff number when purchasing access.

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Visit our online store:

Music Practice Room Access Online Store


Contact Us:

0118 378 8518

@UniRdg_Music on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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