Echo Factory Open Day





Echo Factory, Humberstone Gate, Leicester, UK

+44 (0)116 253 5657

East Midlands

Echo Factory
Echo Factory
Address: 68 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PL, UK

The Echo Factory Open Day is free to attend.

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To book an open day or arrange an individual visit, complete the form on the Echo Factory website or call now: +44 (0)116 253 5657

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Event Description

Visit Leicester and check out Echo Factory’s live music venue, recording studios, rehearsal facilities, music classrooms, lecture theatre and cafe bar, plus:

  • Learn more about our music degree courses
  • Spend time with course and instrumental tutors
  • Get valuable guidance from industry professionals
  • Feel the vibe of daily life at the school
  • Tour Leicester and get to know our vibrant local area

Can’t make our next open day? Contact us to arrange a personalised visit!

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Echo Factory

68 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PL, United Kongdom

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Echo Factory offers students the highest level of professional music training and 360 degree knowledge of the music industry: Music, Performance and Business. 

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