What we do


LU Arts is Loughborough University's arts programme and offers staff, students and the wider community a range of arts activities to see, get involved in and enjoy.

Over the academic year, LU Arts presents in a variety of venues across campus:

- a series of live music and literature events by internationally recognised performers, companies and writers

- National Theatre Live screenings

Radar, a programme of contemporary art commissions, talks and films themed around the research activity of the University

LU Arts also provides many opportunities for your creative development, for example our  painting and pottery classes, performing at Speech Bubble, singing with the University Choir, and sharing a good read at the Book Club

Along with the opportunity to join the String Orchestra, University students with musical talent can continue to develop their skills with subsidised music tuition*, plus they have the chance to apply for the annual Music Scholarship Award*. 

Based in the Martin Hall Building, LU Arts also has a number of music rehearsal rooms, equipped with pianos available for staff and students to use, free of charge. LU Arts also has project, film and residency spaces available for groups and individuals to use for creative activity*.

*Conditions apply

(The University also has a number of other spaces available to staff, students and the public to use/hire including Cope Auditorium, a staged theatre space which can seat up to 203 people. For more information, please contact Carmela Valentine on 01509 222 198 or email  c.r.valentine@lboro.ac.uk )


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


01509 222 948