LSESU music society and music practice room


LSESU music society

The LSE SU music society is a vibrant society which provides a broad range of musical activities and opportunities. Catering for a range of tastes from rock to baroque, the Music Society arranges jazz evenings, classical concerts and open-mic nights, takes part in student musicals and films at the LSE, as well as collaborating with many other societies on campus.

Our main groups are the LSE choir and LSE orchestra, but there are countless other smaller ensembles including the renowned ‘Houghtones’ A capella group, the Jadamari String Quartet and many more.

As a member you will gain information on how to join the LSE choir and orchestra, and rights to book the music practice room. Through our chamber group networking system, you will have opportunities to meet other musicians in the LSE community and make music together.

This networking system is how some of our best and most active bands, chamber groups, and vocal harmony groups have been born.

Whether you are interested in performing, listening or anything else musical, the Music Society is your gateway to the music scene at the LSE.

For more details email or visit the LSE SU Music Society website to join.

Music practice room

The Music practice room (MPR) is located in the Shaw Library, Main Building. It contains various musical instruments for students and staff to use, whether it's for pleasure or for practice towards a performance.

If you are interested in using the MPR you need to be a member of the LSESU music society. If you are not a member you cannot book the MPR for music practice. Please note you need to re-join the LSESU music society at the start of each academic year.

Once you have signed up as a member of the LSESU music society then you will automatically be set up to book the MPR. Members will be able to access the MPR using their LSE ID card.

  • Each Monday (before 1pm) the SU will send LSE security details of new members of the LSESU music society.
  • Security will set up each person to have access to the MPR with their LSE card. This process will take a maximum of 3 days.
  • Security will inform the LSE room bookings office when this done. The room bookings office will then set those members up to be able to book the MRP via the online room booking system on LSE for You. This will be done within a further 2 days. At the latest members will be able to book the room by Friday evening.

Please note: there are a number of rules to consider when booking/using the MPR.

MPR Booking Rules

  • Any bookings for the room need to be made online at least 24 hours in advance of the booking.
  • LSESU music society members should not book the MPR for anyone else but themself.
  • Members may not book the room for longer than one hour per session starting at the top of the hour.
  • Members are limited to one session per day.
  • Members cannot book the room more than two weeks in advance (this does not include the LSESU music society chairperson, secretary and treasurer).
  • While in the MPR it is that persons' responsibility for any of the equipment housed within the room. If the person who has the room booked after you does not show up you will still be required to vacate after your hour is up.
  • Food or drink is not to be taken into the MPR.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed in the MPR.
  • The room must be left in a tidy and orderly fashion.
  • The MPR door should be closed when you leave. 

Please note only LSE student and staff members of Music society can book the MPR.

A notice will be posted on the music practice room door everyday so that you can see who has the room booked and at what times that day.

Any person/s found not abiding by these rules may have their MPR booking privileges taken away.