Undergraduate Open Days

Open days for students interested in our degree courses (18+).

Upcoming Open Days

There’s no better way to experience Leeds College of Music than by meeting us in person. 

Find out how to book your place, what to expect on the day, directions and contact details below.

Due to exceptionally high demand, we have now launched a new Open Day date on Saturday 5 January 2019.

We will be hosting further Open Days on Saturday 6 April 2019 and Saturday 1 June 2019; booking for these events will open by the end of November.

Book your place now


Complete with course talks and lesson demonstrations, our Open Days allow you to meet our teaching staff and speak directly with our alumni and current students about the courses you’re interested in most.


10:00am - 11:00am Welcome Talk
Vice Principal & Director of Curriculum, Professor Joe Wilson provides a brief overview of our course structure and the opportunities available to you on and off campus. Karen Joyce, Head of Student Services, will also give a brief overview of how to apply, fees, funding & accommodation.

11:00am - 12:00pm Course Talks & Demonstrations for Jazz, Classical, Folk, Production and Musical Theatre
Learn more about specific courses and take part in lesson demonstrations.

12:45pm - 1:45pm Course Talks & Demonstrations for Popular Music, Songwriting, Jazz, Music Production,  Film Music, Music Business and Musical Theatre
Learn more about specific courses and take part in lesson demonstrations.

2:00pm – 3:00pm Course Talks & Demonstrations for Popular Music, Songwriting, Classical, Folk, FdA Music Production / FdA Electronic Music Production, Film Music, Music Business and Musical Theatre
Learn more about specific courses and take part in lesson demonstrations.

Please note that all courses will be running multiple sessions so you should be able to see more than one course. If you are interested in more than two courses then please let us know on the day and we will do our best to ensure all your questions are answered.

Our Admissions and Student Services advisers will also be available throughout the day to answer any questions you have.



Campus Tours - Approx 45 minutes
Take a guided tour around campus with student ambassadors. 

Accommodation Tours - Approx 30 minutes
Take a guided tour of our accommodation with student ambassadors.


On a map of Britain, Leeds is at the centre: 300 kilometres from London and almost the same distance from Edinburgh, standing midway between Hull in the east and Liverpool in the west. 

Leeds has excellent links to the rest of the UK via the M1 and the A1. An hourly train service reaches London in two hours. 

Our address is: 

Leeds College of Music
3 Quarry Hill

Travelling By Car

Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation. 

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1. 

When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs. 

Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

Car Parking

We do not have any on-campus car parking space. The nearest car parks are the Pay and Display at Quarry Hill and the NCP multi-storey Car Park on New York Street, near Leeds Kirkgate Market. 

Open Day attendees can pick up discount vouchers for the NCP car park on the day from our Reception Team. We have agreed a reduced rate of £8 for 24 hours especially for these events.

Travelling By Train

Leeds College of Music is a 15 - 20 minute walk from Leeds Train Station. 

You can check routes, prices and book online at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Journey times

  • London to Leeds - 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cardiff to Leeds – 4 hours
  • Birmingham to Leeds – 2 hours
  • Bristol to Leeds – 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Edinburgh to Leeds – 3 hours
  • Manchester to Leeds – 50 minutes
  • Newcastle to Leeds – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Plymouth to Leeds – 5 hours 40 minutes
Travelling By Coach

Leeds College of Music is two minutes’ walk from Leeds Central Coach Station. 

National Express and Megabus both run coach services to Leeds from locations across the UK.

Journey times

  • London to Leeds - 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Cardiff to Leeds – 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Birmingham to Leeds – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Bristol to Leeds – 5 hours
  • Edinburgh to Leeds – 6 hours
  • Manchester to Leeds – 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Newcastle to Leeds – 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Plymouth to Leeds – 9 hours
Travelling By Plane

Leeds Bradford

Leeds Bradford International Airport is roughly eight miles from Leeds city centre. 

The airport bus 757 stops at Leeds Central Bus Station, which is a 2-minute walk from Leeds College of Music.

Journey times to Leeds Bradford Airport

  • Amsterdam – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Barcelona – 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Dublin – 1 hour
  • Dusseldorf – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Paris – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Rome – 2 hours 50 minutes

Manchester Airport

A direct train service links Manchester Airport to Leeds Train Station and takes 1 hour 20 minutes. 

Journey times to Manchester Airport

  • Beijing – 12 hours
  • Copenhagen – 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Dubai – 7 hours 50 minutes
  • Hong Kong – 13-15 hours
  • New York – 8 hours
  • Oslo – 2 hours 10 minutes


If you have any questions our enquiries team will be happy to help. Contact us using our enquiry form, or get in touch on:

0113 222 3416 / hello@lcm.ac.uk


When will I receive confirmation of my place?

You will immediately receive an email confirmation from us after completing the booking form. If you don't receive an email, contact us at hello@lcm.ac.uk

You will also receive an email prior to the Open Day containing a timetable of events and useful information concerning discounted car parking, catering, how to find us and more.

Can you recommend any hotels in the local area?

Jurys Inn is a 10 minute walk from the conservatoire, have a look at their website for further information. 

For details of alternative overnight accommodation, you can contact our Welfare Coordinator on 0113 222 3514.

How far away is the centre of town?

Leeds College of Music is located in the heart of the city’s Quarry Hill Cultural Quarter. The centre of town is approximately a five-minute walk away.

Do I need to bring an instrument?


Do I need to book tours in advance?

No. Once you arrive at registration, student ambassadors will assist you in arranging a campus and accommodation tour.

Is there somewhere to eat and drink on site?

Yes – our Café Bar is open all day and serves a variety of great value food.

Will I be able to speak to tutors?

Yes – heads of faculty and tutors are on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you may have.

Open Day Tips

Make the most out of your Open Day...

Whether you’re itching to get through the door or feeling a little bit anxious, there’s no doubt that Open Days provide a crucial opportunity for you to experience your new place of study.

Here at Leeds College of Music there’s plenty to see and do on your Open Day, so we’ve created a handy checklist to help you make the most out of it!

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