Venue Information

Pianos and venues 

Cheltenham Ladies’ College has a large collection of over 120 high-quality keyboard instruments, featuring an appealing variety of manufacturers and models.

Performance spaces

Princess Hall (1000-seat Victorian Gothic concert/assembly Hall) 
  • Bosendorfer 280VC grand 
  • Yamaha C2 grand 
  • Also houses a 3-manual Kenneth Tickell tracker organ (2007) 
Parabola Arts Centre (Grade II listed building with a 315 seat multi-purpose auditorium, 2009) 
  • Fazioli F278 concert grand 
  • Also contains a Tickell chamber organ, acquired in 2020 
Council Room (A 50-seat Recital Room, unique to the 1860s “Arts & Crafts Gothic” style)
  • Steinway B grand 
Sanders Room (A smaller and more intimate 40 seat Recital Room, 1860s) 
  • Yamaha C2 Silent grand 
  • Yamaha U1 upright for 2-piano work 
Lower Hall (The central hall of the original College buildings, seating 200, 1860s) 
  • Yamaha C2 grand 
Music Department

A beautiful purpose-built 1860s Music Department on 4 floors, comprising 37 rooms, each with an upright or grand piano: Steinway, Welmar, Zimmermann, Yamaha, Kawai, Kemble etc.

Boarding Houses

There are six junior and five senior boarding houses, each with a grand piano in the drawing room and between 3 and 7 upright pianos which are used daily for students’ practice.


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