Our facilities for School of Performance students

MPA Our facilities

All of our courses are based on Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, at the very heart of the city.

Our University has invested over £81 million over the last five years in the very latest learning environments, and our students have benefitted from many new facilities.

Music facilities

As one of our music students you’ll work in our purpose-built music centre, which includes:

  • Digital editing studios and a recording studio with Pro Tools HD and NI Komplete; AVID Artist control; Kemper modelling guitar amp; Neumann, DPA and Peluso microphones; Izotope plugin; Moog, ARP, EMS, Arturia, Korg synthesisers
  • A music technology lab with 15 Apple Mac with Pro Tools, Logic, Sibelius and Ableton
  • Lecture and practice rooms, including a recital hall with a new Steinway Model D
  • Many orchestral instruments including a full range of percussion, 6 grand pianos, 12 upright pianos, 2 harpsichords, 2 organs, Baroque and Renaissance consort instruments, and traditional instruments from Africa, China, Greece, India and Indonesia

Drama and Performing Arts facilities

As a drama or performing arts student, you’ll get to work in our Covent Garden studio, complete with a flexible black-box performance space, as well as our additional rehearsal space and the University’s industry-standard television studio.

Mumford Theatre

Our on-campus Mumford Theatre regularly hosts professional touring companies and musicians, but you'll also get to use it during your studies for workshops, rehearsals and putting on shows. As one of our students, you'll also have the chance to take up paid work at the theatre as a trainee technician (lighting or sound) or front-of-house as a steward. The theatre also offers a graduate trainee role on a rolling basis.

Jerome Booth Music Therapy Centre

Home to our arts therapy courses and research, our centre on Young Street is the largest university-based centre in the UK, and is fully equipped with high-quality musical instruments and recording equipment. We provide clinical arts-based therapies for private individuals, local groups, voluntary organisations and charities, in addition to statutory health, education and social services.