The Reiterkaserne (Cavalry Barracks), which is a listed building, was built in the 1840s to accommodate cavalrymen, and served as barracks for around 100 years. It has been renovated and adapted since 2005 on the basis of plans by Graz-based architect Josef Hohensinn. The building encloses a courtyard, and a new structure has been added facing onto Leonhardstrasse.
The Reiterkaserne has been used by the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz since 2007, housing teaching rooms and office space (particularly for the Institute of Music Education), concert halls and the workshops of the Institute of Stage Design.
The Ira-Malaniuk-Saal (Ira Malaniuk Hall), named after the Austrian opera singer and former KUG professor, is located on the first floor of the Reiterkaserne and functions as a concert and lecture hall.
The accessible concert hall on the ground floor of the Reiterkaserne.