ECA Facilities

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has a wide range of studios and workshop spaces, libraries and collections, places to socialise, perform and show work; all within walking distance of world-class museums, music venues and galleries. Our facilities range from the historic, to contemporary, specialist spaces for making work at all scales, in and across all media. In this directory, you’ll find details of our own facilities, and selected places in the city to be inspired, research, collaborate or gain work experience.

Six purpose-built, acoustically-treated music studios, with tie-lines to a shared recording space.
Recording equipment is available to students through BookIt, the online booking system.
Edinburgh is home to a number of musical societies, bands, orchestras and dance troupes.
On occasion, Reid School of Music loans audio equipment to outside organisations.
17 practice rooms equipped with pianos, ideal for students requiring a private place for music practice.
Students have access to a variety of resources as well as several dedicated collections of musical instruments.
Information on the equipment available to students in the music studios and editing suites.
Nearly 1,000 items including stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
Includes organs, harpsichords, and instruments from the Musical Instruments Museum.
A 218-seat Victorian venue built in 1859. Used for regular orchestral and choral rehearsals and performances.
Located beneath Reid Concert Hall, this studio is built to record live performances in the venue.
Studio equipment and software tailored for music students to be able to record, edit, and experiment with their work.
The oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland. Used for concerts and part of the Musical Instruments Museum.
Over 25 choirs, dance societies, musical theatre and film groups, orchestras, bands and world music groups.