Went along to Rocking Horse Rehearsal Rooms in Durham the other day for a band practice and was impressed. As far as I’m aware it’s the only proper practice studio in Durham city (correct me if I’m wrong). It consists of 2 practice rooms (soon to be 3) with amps, PA and drumkits etc for hire. It’s very reasonably priced with the room for £7 (soon to be £8) an hour and equipment hire for only a few pounds per session. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind me saying that the equipment for hire is good quality but occasionally a little rough round the edges from heavy use, but that’s to be expected for the small price it costs to hire it and you can always bring your own equipment. They’re also going to start a recording studio there too which will be handy. It’s an ideal place for a nice loud practice and in a good location on the river just up from the passport office.