Rocking Horse Rehearsal Rooms

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

North East Guitar Show

Look out for the Rocking Horse Stall at the North East Guitar Show on 13th of March, the event will be taking place at Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton.


Christmas opening info

Rocking Horse with be open the following days over the Christmas and New Year period:

Up to 23rd of Dec. OPEN

Christmas eve CLOSED

Christmas day CLOSED

Boxing day CLOSED

Sun. 27th – Wed 30th of Dec. OPEN

New years eve CLOSED

New years day CLOSED

From 2nd Jan. OPEN

*READ THIS IF YOU ARE BOOKED IN NEXT WEEK* Lumiere Festival and Frankland Lane Closure.

It’s Lumiere time folks! So Durham is going to be rammed from Wednesday to Sunday next week, which means it’s gonna get a whole lot more difficult for you lot to get into Rocking Horse.  “That’s ok!” you say, “we’ll just set off a bit earlier than usual.”  That’s a good idea, but just to make things more fun for you, the council have closed off our main access road during our peak hours (after 4pm) and the only way in is down a steeply inclined, single lane, cobbled side road, which can only be accessed from one side of a dual carriageway.  “That sounds like a fun adventure!” you say, well… let the fun begin.  The street is called “Sidegate” and it’s basically an easy to miss left turn (just after you go under the railway bridge) when coming down Framwelgate Peth (the main road into town from the Hospital).  “What the hell are you talking about!” you say, good question, I’m having trouble describing it so I paid a small child to draw this picture, hope it helps.

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Goodbye and thank you Dave.

Today Rocking Horse said goodbye to one of it’s founders, he’s been a big part of the creation of this place and his contribution through tough times will always be remembered. A big thank you to Dave, and I wish you much success on your new ventures.  Rich.IMG_3762_2

BBC Competition


NCS Recording Project

Last week Rocking Horse had the pleasure of hosting a group of youngsters from the National Citizen Service.  Over 3 days with us, they wrote, rehearsed and recorded an original song in our studio. It will be featured in a short film they are creating, with the hope of raising awareness of depression in teenagers.


Milburngate Bridge closures 12th of July – 30th of August.

Durham council have decided to strengthen Milburngate Bridge over the Wear(the one between the Gala Theatre and The Gates Shopping Centre), this will mean anyone travelling to Rocking Horse in the next month and a half will face severe delays in the City Centre. It looks like the bridge will be closed completely on several evenings over this period which will mean some pretty major diversions for many of you on those nights. The council have a page with up to date info about the bridge at:
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