Students on the BEd (Music) Programme benefit from the expertise of the School of Education at
the University of Glasgow. Students have the opportunity to mix with other education students at
the University of Glasgow and indeed, the wider university community. Students are fully
matriculated at both institutions and will benefit from the facilities of both institutions,
including the superb Library and the sports facilities at the Stevenson building and at
Students have access to some of the best purpose-built facilities in Europe, including six
performance venues. Our practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, dance studios, digital production
facilities, editing suites, dressing rooms, production workshops and numerous teaching spaces
enable our students to take full advantage of our unique environment.
The Royal Conservatoire is housed in two specially-designed buildings (at Renfrew
Street and Garscube Road) within a five minute walk of each other. The main auditoria in the
Renfrew Street building were designed for public performances of all kinds and are acoustically
tuned to the highest standards. They are used frequently bythe BBC for recordings. New
Athenaeum Theatre Newly refurbished in 2009, and seating 343, this is the principal auditorium for
plays and opera. The stage is the same size as that of the London Palladium, the orchestra pit
holds up to 50 players and there is automated state-of-the-art flying equipment from Stage
The prestigious concert hall contains a magnificent organ, and seats 355. When not in use by
our own orchestras and ensembles a full schedule of performances is arranged as part of our
performance season. Alexander Gibson Opera School Opened in 1998, this is the UK’s only
purpose-built opera school. It houses rehearsal and coaching rooms, and a stunning flexible
Chandler Studio Theatre
This flexible space has around 100 seats and is used for small scale, intimate or
experimental theatre work. Guinness Room . A striking open design with sycamore panelling and
a minstrels’ gallery, this recital hall can seat up to 108 and is the venue for many of our
workshops and masterclasses.
All students have access to top-of-the-range facilities relevant to their programme
including rehearsal rooms, piano suites, timpani studios, Avid edit suites, lighting and sound
desks, scenic workshops and more.
Fully equipped for the training needs of our students, the dance studios have Harlequin sprung
floors, ballet barres and mirrored walls.
Library and IT
The Whittaker Library contains one of the UK’s most comprehensive collections of performance
materials for music, drama and dance. Students can access DVDs and recordings as well as printed
material and space is available for group and individual study. We use Moodle as our
Virtual Learning Environment allowing students to access their programme materials online. There
are excellent desktop and WiFi facilities throughout the building.