We have received updated government guidance from the Department of Culture, Media and Sports which allows us to continue to operate for the purposes of music retail, rehearsal and recordings.
The culture secretary Oliver Dowden made the announcement yesterday. Mr Dowden said “Arts venues are places of work, so people can come into them for work, if it cannot be undertaken from home. This includes rehearsals and performance. Audiences are not permitted.”
Music Rehearsals and Recording
Please use our online booking system to book and please confirm that your rehearsal is associated with professional work or Education. We understand that this description means that if you need rehearsal space to prepare for fee earning performances or maintain a professional level of technical capability then rehearsal is allowed. If you are preparing for recordings, making Youtube events, rehearsing for paid gigs post lockdown, rehearsing for promotional activities, putting together a showreel etc, then these are permitted activities. Sadly purely social activities are not allowed except for Solo/single household rehearsals.
We can host dance exams, education related activities, classes with social distancing, professional activity and single household sessions.
We have also been advised that use of the studios associated with educational purposes is allowed, with appropriate social distancing. We will be holding Rockschool exams as this is a designated permitted activity.
If your rehearsal is purely for leisure purposes with multiple households, unfortunately we cannot take bookings at this time. We ask for all customers to respect the regulations.
Please wear facemasks in public facing areas and use sanitisers and wipes as provided in all studios. Please do not attend the studios if you have any symptoms of covid or are isolating.
We will keep you updated if there are any changes to these rules. It may be necessary to vary our hours of operation, based on demand.
Please book via our online booking system.
If you require a refund, please request this by email to email@example.com – refunds may take a couple of days to process. Please do not call reception as reception staff do not have the authorisation codes/ account access to perform refunds.
We ask all customers to follow the government covid advice, wear facemasks in common areas and use sanitisers, wipes etc as appropriate. As we have just undertaken some major refurbishments and improvements, especially in the area of ventilation and decoration, we are committed to the future of the music industry and hope that the restrictions are short lived.