Fitzwilliam auditorium

Music, art and theatre facilities


The 250-seat Auditorium was built in 2004 and is a state-of-the-art performance space and gallery. It is regularly used to put on plays, shows, and all manner of dramatic or musical performances.

This outstanding resource - one of the best acoustic spaces in Cambridge - is available to all Fitzwilliam members. Facilities include a number of practice rooms, backstage areas and a Steinway grand piano. The Auditorium also contains a fine two-manual Goble harpsichord, which can be adjusted to perform at 'baroque' pitch.


The Auditorium offers three practice rooms on the second floor (two containing upright pianos and one a harpsichord and a harmonium), a larger room suitable for small groups to rehearse on the first floor (containing an upright piano). The practice rooms are for use by all students and keys should be signed out from the Porters' Lodge. 

The Chapel offers an ideal venue for more intimate concerts and for the Music Society's Sunday evening series of informal Chapel Recitals. The organ is one of the finest instruments of its kind in Cambridge, and the Chapel also has Bechstein grand piano for use by more advanced performers. 

The Auditorium instruments and the Bechstein pianos in the Chapel and Music Room are available for those who have registered to use these facilities with the Director of Music.

Art Studio

Get creative in the Art Studio down Wychfield Lane (along the side of the College). This resource is available for all members of College.