What we do


Making your student experience a creative one.

At LU Arts we run a student-focused extra-curricular arts programme. This gives you plenty of opportunities to enjoy and/or get involved in the arts during your time at Loughborough. Our programme covers a wide range of art forms from pottery, painting and creative writing to music, dance and drama. Events include live performances, workshops, artist talks, discussion events, exhibitions and more.

Whether you want to enjoy performances by others, develop your existing talents or learn a new skill, there is something for you. However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for then get in touch. We’re always open to new ideas and with our student arts grants, we might even fund you to put on your own event!

Many of the activities and events we organise are open to Loughborough University staff and some of them are also open to the general public. Public events include our creative learning evening classes, NT Live screenings, Radar discussion events, and annual Loughborough University Arts Festival.

We also run Radar, the university’s unique contemporary art programme. Radar invites artists to work alongside and respond to research which is taking place at the University. The outputs from these projects can include performances, workshops, publications, discussion events, exhibitions and installations. There are opportunities for students to get involved in these projects, especially students from the School of Arts.

To find out more about the ways you can participate in the arts at Loughborough University, visit the Get involved section of our website. Here you'll find information on music tuition, music practice rooms, scholarships, arts grants, student societies and more. 


Nick Slater - Director of LU Arts

Nick Slater

Director of LU Arts


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Laura Purseglove

Producer, Radar


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Grace Lewis

Marketing Assistant


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Rachel Fitzpatrick

Marketing Officer


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David Bell - Programme Co-ordinator

David Bell

Programme Co-ordinator


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LU Arts is part of Loughborough University, which is situated in the heart of England, between Nottingham, Leicester and Derby and is well served by road, rail and air links to every part of the UK and Europe.

The M1 motorway (Jct 23) is approximately two miles away and the town has regular coach and bus services to the rest of the UK, with a dedicated bus stop on campus for the National Express London service.

Loughborough’s railway station is approximately 2 miles away with regular connections to Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Birmingham and London.

East Midlands Airport is only 15 minutes away and easily reached by the 24/7 bus service from Loughborough.

LU Arts Office & Project Space

LU Arts is located on the ground floor of the Martin Hall Building, on Epinal Way. Parking is available across the road outside the Edward Barnsley Building/Cope Auditorium, with additional spaces available on the main University campus.

LU Arts Venues

- Cope Auditorium

There are a small number of spaces available for visitors to Cope Auditorium to park in front of the main entrance and to the side of the building. Alternative parking may be found on the University campus via the main entrance.

During the day parking outside the Cope Auditorium is extremely limited. The Kinchbus Sprint service stops outside the Cope Auditorium and can be caught from the train station and Loughborough town centre.  Go to timetable

- Martin Hall Theatre

There are a small number of parking spaces available for visitors near the main entrance.

For more information on travelling to Loughborough University see here.


Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK


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