Instrument Hire

From 1 June 2021 the CUMS instruments are available for hire again. 

The TIMPANI system for hiring CUMS instruments is located here (offsite).

For urgent issues with the CUMS Percussion, please contact Phil Howie, CUMS Instrument Manager on 07790 682675.
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Instruments may be collected and returned when the building is open, usually 0900-1700 Mon-Fri excluding public holidays.

Please make sure you visit this page of the site for Covid-19 protocols. 


Access at other times may be possible if there is an event taking place, but please call 01223 335180 to check this in advance with the Custodians. (Please also be prepared to wait when you get here until there is a suitable break in the proceedings to prevent any awkward clashes in the foyer!)

Access is not possible from 0930-1300 on Sundays.

Please ensure that instruments are returned to the correct place in the cupboard after the concert. There is a diagram on the inside door of the cupboard which shows where each item belongs. Thank you.