Whatever your interests in the fields of music or the visual arts, there’s something for you at Imperial - see listings below or visit the Imperial College Union

Imperial College Union Music Societies

A Cappella Society

Welcoming all a cappella lovers! Whether you want to sing in an internationally-acclaimed award winning competitive group, socialise casually with fellow aca-enthusiasts, or anything in between, this is the society for you!

Email: acappella@imperial.ac.uk

Alternative Music

If you love music then this is the society for you! Our members' tastes range from indie to folk to hip hop to metal to just about anything else you can think of.

Email: alt.music@imperial.ac.uk

Big Band

We are a society focused on producing high quality performances of a wide range of big band music for all to enjoy.

Band Leader  – Chris Deane

Email: bigband@imperial.ac.uk

Chamber Choir

Conductor: Jack Apperley

The Chamber Choir is drawn from both students and alumni of Imperial College, who apply their scientific rigour and diligence to their music.

Email: chamber.choir@imperial.ac.uk

Chamber Music Society

To bring music lovers (you don't have to play an instrument!) together and to make and enjoy music, and of course HAVE FUN!

Website: Chamber Music Society
Email: c.music@imperial.ac.uk


Conductor: Colin Durrant

Imperial College Choir is large and non-auditioned, with members of all abilities.

Email: icchoir@imperial.ac.uk


Guitar Society is the place for guitar players of all levels to come together to jam, perform and have a great time by sharing their love for music.

Email:  classical.guitar@imperial.ac.uk

Imperial College Gospel Choir

We are a diverse group of individuals and everyone is most welcome to join our family even if you have never sung Gospel before!

Website: Imperial College Gospel Choir
Email: gospel.choir@imperial.ac.uk; gospel@imperial.ac.uk

Jazz and Rock Society

The Union's long running live music club. Whether you want to perform, practise, sound engineer, or just enjoy listening to live music, we can cater for your needs.

Email: jazz.rock@imperial.ac.uk

Music (Medics)

Music Technology

Music Tech is a society for DJs, producers, and general lovers of electronic music.

Email: music.tech@imperial.ac.uk

Opera (Medics)

Welcome to The Light Opera Society, home to the pathologically extroverted and the educationally subnormal.

Email: light.opera@imperial.ac.uk

Rock and Metal

The Imperial Rock and Metal Society is the home for all lovers of Rock, Metal, Prog, Hardcore or pretty much any of the more guitar driven genres.

Email: rocksoc@imperial.ac.uk


Conductor:  William Carslake

Sinfonietta is a full symphony orchestra, led by a professional conductor, William Carslake, now in its 19th year.

Email: sinfonietta@imperial.ac.uk

String Ensemble

Conductor: Christopher Braime

ICSE is a fun-loving yet dedicated ensemble giving termly concerts of string orchestra repertoire, both on campus and further afield.

Email: icse@imperial.ac.uk

Symphony Orchestra (ICSO)

Conductor: Oliver Gooch

Imperial College Symphony Orchestra is the College's flagship orchestra, performing to the very highest standard.

Email: icso@imperial.ac.uk

Wind Band

Imperial Wind Band is a non-auditioned group of wind, brass and percussion players who play a wide range of music for enjoyment and sociability.

Email: windband@imperial.ac.uk

Imperial College Union Visual Arts Societies

Art Club

Feeling creative? Want a break from all that science? Then Art Club is for you!

Email: leonardo@imperial.ac.uk


Artisans Workshop is a society that works to encourage, enable and expand the teaching of traditional creative skills at Imperial College London. We are currently teaching regular workshops on silversmithing and are looking to do blacksmithing and woodcarving in the near future.


ArtSoc provides students with a cheap and easy way to access some of the world's best performers in the famous West End.

Email: artsoc@imperial.ac.uk

Calligraphy and Oriental Painting Society

The Calligraphy and Oriental Painting Society uses traditional materials and modern teaching methods to deliver an authentic experience in oriental paintings and calligraphy through weekly classes and hands-on workshops.

Email: calligraphy.society@imperial.ac.uk

Imperial Cinema

Comedy Society

Drama (Medics)


Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Society (MTSoc) has been putting on spectacular shows for over 50 years, and we would love you to join that long tradition!

Email: musicaltheatre@imperial.ac.uk