The JdP Music Building is available to hire for a wide range of events including concerts, recordings, rehearsals, drama productions, lectures, meetings, conferences, weddings and other functions.
The Edward Boyle Auditorium
The Edward Boyle auditorium seats 200 people and its raised stage provides all audience members with an excellent view. It offers a first-class acoustic, ideal for chamber music but also for the spoken voice. The auditorium is a very versatile space with fully adjustable seating and acoustics, enabling it to function successfully as a venue for concerts, recordings, lectures, conferences, and dramatic productions. The low level of background noise, the Steinway D piano, and a wall box connection to the recording studio make it an ideal space for musical performance and recordings, while the built-in PA system and data projector also make the auditorium well-suited to hosting conferences.
See auditorium specification for full details of facilities or contact the Manager.
- Concert and festival booking details
- Recording information
- Conferences and corporate events
- Listen to recordings made in the auditorium.
The Brian Duke Foyer
The Brian Duke Glass Foyer provides the perfect space for receptions, interval drinks, meetings, weddings, and corporate functions as well as for hosting art exhibitions.
See foyer specification to find out more about the space or contact the Conference Office for more information about hosting conferences, weddings and corporate events here.
The Practice Rooms
The JdP Music Building has five practice rooms available to hire. Every practice room has a piano, piano stool, chairs, and music stands, and can be used for individual practice as well as for music teaching. See the Practice Room Booking PDF for more information or contact us to make a booking.
The JdP has a fully equipped electro-acoustic Studio which may be used by hirers for recordings on request. Please refer to Studio specifications for further details.
St Hilda’s College Catering provides superb meals and refreshments to suit every event.
The JdP has a small kitchen which may be used by hirers to provide hot and cold drinks and food for their organisers. Refreshments for audience members must be arranged through the College catering service. For further information, please contact St Hilda's College Conference Office.
For evening concerts, the JdP Supervisor can run a bar during the interval serving alcoholic and soft drinks.
Limited parking is available next to the JdP for event organisers and disabled audience members. Parking is available at Magdalen College School at extra cost to the hirer and subject to availability. For further details please see the Find Us page.
For further information, please contact St Hilda's College Conference Office.
Brian Duke Foyer
Stevenson Room - £9.00 per hour
Mackinnon Room - £7.50 per hour
Lee & Salmon Rooms - £6.60 per hour
St Hilda's Catering