If you want to study music and live events, you’ll be pushed to find a better place than Metronome.

Whether you’re a songwriter, performer, producer or someone who wants to get into the live events industry, you’ll study and learn in the heart of a world-class venue.

Dubbed an educational centre of ‘European Significance’, designed by world-renowned audio architects White Mark Ltd, the full range of facilities in this unrivalled venue includes:

  • 400 capacity live music venue
  • 20 rehearsal spaces
  • 10 recording studios
  • Mastering, surround sound and post-production studio
  • Critical listening seminar room
  • Live events production workspaces
  • Vinyl cutting room

Industry-endorsed facilities

Metronome was designed by world-renowned audio architects White Mark Ltd – who have designed studios for clients including Jay-Z and Damon Albarn and gives students access to Exigy and PMC monitors, recording, mixing and mastering suites using Neumann, Schoeps and Studer equipment and production suites running Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton and Arturia V collection 6. The space is also in the process of installing a set of Roland SPD-SX Digital Sampling Pads, and an Orange Rocker 32 DJ unit.

What the industry say about Metronome…

Music legend, Jools Holland OBE, recently visited Confetti and said: “The studios here are better than I have seen anywhere during my career.”

Nick Raphael – UK President at Capitol Records – said following a visit to Confetti that he was “blown away by the campus and the facilities. The opportunities Confetti are giving their students will hopefully benefit the music and the entertainment business of the future.”

Andy Rogers, Senior Producer at BBC Radio 1Xtra stopped by to record a show: “The facilities at Confetti are excellent and it’s a great place to learn. We recorded a 1Xtra show here earlier this year and were very impressed with the new studio. It was great for both MCs and bands”.

Studios & live rooms and rehearsal rooms

FE students in the studios at Metronome

Auditorium – our 400-capacity public-facing venue

Stephen Graham Metronome
BBC Introducing 2020 live from Metronome
Esports Metronome Nottingham

Metronome production gallery


Seminar rooms

SSL Duality Delta Installation – Studio 1

To top off our incredible facilities, Studio 1 now houses a 48 channel SSL Duality console as used by Abbey Road, Steve Mac, Chemical Brothers, Pete Townshend and many more big names in the industry. Now that’s something to make a song and dance about.

In July our tech team installed the new SSL Duality Delta console in Studio One. Check out the installation for yourself!

Metronome – a cross-media venue

As well as developing young, creative talent, Metronome is also a national venue for music, moving image, video games, live performance and spoken word.

Anchored around a 400-capacity auditorium, the venue delivers an ambitious, diverse, cross-media programme.

  • Local, national and international
  • Artists, makers and thinkers
  • Concerts, conferences, lectures, spoken-word, DJs, improv, eSports, online…

The venue also provides great opportunities for our music and live events students, from sound and lighting to a chance to perform. And, as a student at Confetti, you’ll benefit from a free student membership – getting access to discounted entry to events and offers.

Find out more at and make sure you follow Metronome on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up-to-date with developments and event announcements.

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How to apply

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