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Hire the JdP

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.

Event Booking Enquiry Form

The Edward Boyle Auditorium

The Edward Boyle auditorium seats 168 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. We can host classical, jazz, folk and other types of concerts. 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. Please complete an Event Booking Enquiry if you'd like to host an event here.

Please contact us for auditorium specifications and more details.

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.

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 sign up now.

The Studio

The JdP has a fully equipped electro-acoustic Studio which may be used by hirers for recordings on request.


St Hilda’s College Catering provides superb meals and refreshments to suit every event.

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.

For further information, please email the events team.

Edward Boyle Auditorium

Brian Duke Foyer
Brian Duke Foyer

Stevenson Room
Stevenson Room - £22+VAT per hour

Mackinnon Room
Mackinnon Room - £16.50+VAT per hour

Lee Room
Lee, Pennycress & Salmon Rooms - £16.50+VAT per hour

JdP Studio
Recording Studio

St Hilda's Catering
St Hilda's Catering