Rocking Horse Rehearsal Rooms

Save Rocking Horse, sign the petition

The landlord has decided that they want to knock us down, but we think Rocking Horse is too important to the music scene in Durham, sign our petition. #saverockinghorse

Lockdown 2

We’re closed until the 3rd of December for the national lockdown, but we’re taking bookings for after that (unless the circumstances change and the govt. decide to extend). See you on the other side.

Rocking Horse returns!

We’re taking bookings now for full band rehearsals from July the 6th onwards. The rooms are currently open to individuals and duos(in the large rooms only to maintain distance) on a strictly contactless basis. We’ve used the downtime give the place a big overhaul, including a newly installed ventilation system, covered outdoor area(so you don’t need to wait in the corridors) and automatic light switches in corridors and the toilet. Every room in the building has been given a fresh coat of paint and we’ve deep cleaned all the equipment and carpets. We will provide anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitiser in every room and all rented equipment will be cleaned after use. We also have disposable covers for our mics(bring your own if you can). We are recommending that bands of more than 3 book either rooms 3 or 4 to ensure sufficient social distance while rehearsing. Please bear with us while we try to adapt to these extraordinary circumstances, we’re looking forward to seeing you all again.

Christmas and New Year opening.

  • 24th Dec – Closed
  • 25th Dec – Closed
  • 26th Dec – Closed
  • 27 – 30th Dec – Open
  • 31st Dec – Closed
  • 1st Jan – Closed
  • 2nd Jan – Open

New Art!

Come and see our new artwork round the back of Rocking Horse , big thanks to our friend Tom Rowan for making the place look smashing!

Also look out for some of his work inside the building, in room 4 and the loo.

Room 5 coming soon!

Work is well under way in the conversion of the old office into room 5, we expect to be taking bookings by the end of May, watch this space…

Christmas and new year opening hours.

Rocking Horse will be closed for the following days over the festive period:

Saturday 23rd Dec

Sunday 24th Dec

Monday 25th Dec

Tuesday 26th Dec

Sunday 31st Dec

Monday 1st Jan

We still have a few slots available from the 27th to the 30th of Dec for anyone needing a bit of time away from the family.


Vocal Recording and Gift Vouchers

Rocking Horse offer professional vocal recording services for any level or genre.  We’ve recorded Rap, Opera, Pop, Metal, TV Voice-overs and everything in between, from professional work for the BBC’s One-Show to young aspiring singers wanting the studio experience.

At only £15 per hour, our prices are very affordable,  our £30 recording experience vouchers also make a great gift for a friend or family member.  The voucher includes 2 hours of recording and a professionally mixed and mastered CD to take home.

Christmas and New Year

Rocking Horse will be closed the following days over Christmas and New Year.


Saturday 24th of December

Sunday 25th of December

Monday 26th of December

Saturday 31st of December

Sunday 1st of January