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Trevelyan College

Music & Arts

Trevs has a brilliant reputation for music and the arts! Our building, which is lined with high quality artwork, is a wonderful showcase and backdrop for the musical, dramatic and artistic endeavours of current students. As well as a tremendous annual programme of music events - more details below - there are termly exhibitions of artwork in our Bar and the active Fine Arts Committee is run by students in tandem with SCR members. We also hold an annual Arts Competition which offers valuable prizes.

Recording Studio


Music provides probably our most significant hallmark. The College has a variety of areas for practising and performing, including the Bar, the Barn, the MASH Room (recording studio which is availble for students to book), B Ground practice room, the Dowrick Suite, the Sir James Knott Hall and the Dining Room (whose excellent acoustics have been used in the past by the BBC). Equipment includes high-spec electronic drum kit, pianos (including a small grand piano in the Dining Hall), amplifiers and microphones (all linked to a recording desk).

Musical societies include: Trevelyan College Musical Society/Trevs Unplugged/Trevelyan Choir/Trevelyan Orchestral Society/Trevelyan Flute Choir/ Trevelyan Strings/Trevelyan Jazz/Trevelyan A Capella Group.

Our music societies are a massive success, enjoyed by many. With performing opportunities at all levels of excellence. Trevs music welcomes anyone from players at professional standard to people who have never hit a note properly before!

The College’s annual stage Musical is always the high point of the Epiphany Term. The whole show is put together by a team of anything up to 200 Trevelyan students, welcoming people of all abilities and levels of experience. Talent is more or less taken for granted – recent productions have been at near-professional standard, and include Funny Girl, Sweet Charity, How to Succeed in Business, Anything Goes and Annie Get Your Gun. Even if you don't get directly involved, the annual Musical is one of the highlights of our busy social calendar and always a delight to watch. Trevs summer productions, including ‘Live on the Hill’ and ‘Trevstock’ (our outdoor rock festival), are normally staged after the exams and are also a huge success.



Drama societies include: The Hill College Theatre Company (mostly Trevelyan students). The Company stage a termly production, frequently modern drama, and also welcome the chance to perform people's original scripts. The annual highlight is an open-air Shakespeare performance in the College's Inner Quad.

Other Societies

RASTA (Arts Society)/ Film Society TAMPACS (for world cinema) / Hex (College Magazine) / Photography Society / Wine Society / Chess Society.