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Pirate Studios

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Come and go as you please with our self-service studios open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

We have four different studio types for you to choose from in Birmingham:

Simply book and pay by the hour using our easy live calendar. Whether you're a relative beginner or a seasoned pro, our specialist Birmingham studios are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice and mix music with no distractions. Book now and let your creativity flow.

Why Pirate?

What Are We About?

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As a member of Pirate, you have round the clock access to our dedicated DJ, production, rehearsal, podcast and dance studios. Because we’re open 24/7, we've made the experience entirely self-service using our unique entry code system — but if you ever need a hand, we're here. The fastest way to get support is via Live Chat.

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Our and About In Brum

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The UK's second city, Birmingham, is the hometown of many of the world's ground-breaking musicians, including Duran Duran, Black Sabbath, and UB40. In these more contemporary times, we're looking to Village Bully (band), Trieste (DJ) and Sophie Lou (MC) for inspiration.

Your local studios are snugly situated in the graffitied heart of Birmingham’s Creative Quarter, Digbeth, a stone's throw from the Custard Factory and Eastside Projects, meaning there's always something going on. If you're after some fresh air, the local park — Kingston Hill — is a great place to chill.

Right next door to the studios you'll find Mutt Motorcycle Company — who do a great cup of coffee. Peckish? Digbeth Dining Club has always got a mouth-watering line-up of the world's greatest street food traders. For a round of drinks and 'dough' head to Digbeth Brew Co.

Know somewhere worth shouting about in the area? Head to COMMUNITY and spread the good word.


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Frequently asked questions

The Birmingham edition of our FAQs has the top things you need to know about your session. Need more help? Hit up our support team via Live Chat.

Getting here and access

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If you're driving, we have an off-street gated car park for 15 vehicles but you will need to register your vehicle before your session to avoid being issued a fine by the car park owner. Register your vehicle details on the day of your session.

Please note: as of 1 June 2021 your vehicle may be charged if it does not adhere to Birmingham's Clean Air Zone ruling. Check how the Clean Air Zone affects you by entering your vehicle registration number via the Government portal.

If you’re coming by public transport the nearest train station is Bordesley. Buses include the 17, 60, 876, 877, 891, X1 Platinum and X2 Platinum.

Have a question or need support? Check out our FAQs, use the Live Chat, or call us.

Is there parking at Birmingham?

Yes — we have an off-street gated car park for 15 vehicles but you will need to register your vehicle before your session to avoid being issued a fine by the car park owner. Register your vehicle details on the day of your session.

Please note: as of 1 June 2021 your vehicle may be charged if it does not adhere to Birmingham's Clean Air Zone ruling. Check how the Clean Air Zone affects you by entering your vehicle registration number via the Government portal.

I'm a BIMM Institute student, how does this work?

Pirate is proud to have partnered with BIMM Institute to provide studios to BIMM students throughout the UK.

Pirate locations currently offering BIMM bookings are:

  • London Earlsfield
  • Manchester Cheetham
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol

BIMM students are given a 21-hour weekly allowance to use on Pirate studio bookings. This allowance can be spent anytime from the current week to 2 weeks in advance.

To make a booking, log in with your verified BIMM Pirate account and head to our booking page. From there, select any of the four available sites listed above and find your preferred studio type to proceed.

If you need further assistance with anything BIMM-related, please do reach out using live chat (the speech bubble in the corner of your device on pirate.com).

How do I get to the Birmingham studio?

The studio address is Unit 2, 77 Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4EG.

If you’re coming by public transport the nearest train station is Bordesley. Buses include the 17, 60, 876, 877, 891, X1 Platinum and X2 Platinum.

Remember, if you're driving, free parking is available — for one vehicle per booking — however, you must register your vehicle's details via the link in the booking confirmation email.

What is verification and how does it work?

Being verified unlocks extra features at Pirate, like Refer-a-Friend credits. You also need to have your identity verified before you book one of our DJ or recording studios, so it’s a worthwhile investment! Don’t worry, the process only takes two minutes.

TIP: Use your mobile, it's easier to get a clear shot of your face/document.

I'm having trouble with a code or lock — help?

Slow and gentle!  Our locks can be a little sensitive so put your code in slowly and as detailed on your booking — such as * 1 2 3 4 5 6. Don't forget the star!

You might be sent a four-digit code as a replacement for the booking, such as 1 2 3 4.  As above, press slowly and in this case, with no star, *.

If you're having trouble with the lock or code, use # to reset and try again. If this doesn't work, please contact us via WhatsApp and we'll help get you in as soon as possible.

Can I hire extra equipment?

There’s a new equipment rental shop at Pirate Birmingham. You can rent everything from XLR cables, synthesisers and headphones to amps, drumsticks, vintage guitars, strings and pedals.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 5.30-10.30pm, Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 11am-4pm

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WHAT IF SOMETHING BREAKS OR I NEED A SPARE?

Spares in every location! We carry lots of spares on our sites in case you need any further equipment or something has a fault. You'll also find lots of spare cables and mics in our rehearsal studios if needed.

Is something missing from the room or do you need an item from the Spares cupboard? Hit us up on Live Chat via the website, on WhatsApp or give us a call on 0333 241 9598. We will be more than happy to help.

Are food and drinks available at the studios?

Need a quick drink or snack to help fuel a long studio session? Pre-purchase whatever you like online and collect from the rental shop at Pirate Birmingham.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 5.30-10.30pm, Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 11am-4pm

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On-site Facilities

  • Spares available
  • 24/7 pin code access
  • Professional equipment
  • Free WiFi
  • Vending machines
  • Kitchen area
  • Car-parking — please register
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Acoustically-treated rooms
  • Self-service, pay by the hour
  • Custom temperature control
  • Rehearsal studios
  • DJ studios
  • Recording studios
  • Podcast studios

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


Find Us

Getting Here

Unit 2, 77 Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4EG.

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If you're driving, we have an off-street gated car park for 15 vehicles but you will need to register your vehicle before your session to avoid being issued a fine by the car park owner. Register your vehicle details on the day of your session.

Please note: as of 1 June 2021 your vehicle may be charged if it does not adhere to Birmingham's Clean Air Zone ruling. Check how the Clean Air Zone affects you by entering your vehicle registration number via the Government portal.

If you’re coming by public transport the nearest train station is Bordesley. Buses include the 17, 60, 876, 877, 891, X1 Platinum and X2 Platinum. Get directions via Google Maps.

Have a question or need support? Check out our FAQs, use the Live Chat, or call us.