Centre Partially Re-Opened

Colwell Arts Centre has now partially re-opened for new instrument hires, and existing hirers to return or exchange instruments. We are operating an appointment-based system so please contact glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk with any enquiries or to book your appointment.


Covid-19 - News

Please note that all rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government's direction on COVID-19.

Click on the link to explore all the ways that you can keep playing and making music until we can all get together again!

Keep safe everyone from the Gloucestershire Music Team

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Instrument repair


Photographs: Malcolm Pollock, freelance photographer

As well as hiring out instruments, we also have a highly skilled team of instrument repairers to make sure all instruments are given the care and attention they need - both in maintenance and repair.

When you hire an instrument from us, services or minor repairs are free, as long as you have taken every care to look after your instrument. Full details will be contained in your hire contract.  

Even if your instrument isn't hired from us, or your hired instrument needs a major repair, we offer an instrument repair service at very competitive prices.  Contact us on 01452 427242 for more information.


Our instrument workshop team

  • Trevor Woodville - woodwind & brass
  • Tony Mitchell - strings
  • Peter Hewitt - brass



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