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Birmingham

Pirate studios is located in the heart of creative Digbeth, Birmingham. Your new hub to play, mix, record, produce and hang out. Open 24/7, 365.

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Your space to create

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:

  • DJ studios to hone your mix on club-standard equipment
  • Rehearsal studios for your band to practice for the next gig
  • Production studios to record your next masterpiece 
  • Podcast studios to start your first or finesse your 40th episode

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.

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What's Pirate all about?

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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Out and about in Brum

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.


Find out more about our Birmingham studios


From the Community

"I use Pirate Studios on a regular basis and I would highly recommend it. Excellent equipment in every room and available to use, this includes XLR cables if you forget your own. I've never had any issues as I have had with other studios around Birmingham. The management are attentive and someone is always available on the helpline 24/7. I can't complain about this place. It's a great studio and prices per hour are reasonable and affordable."

Viv Sahota

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.

Is there parking at Birmingham?

Yes — we have an off-street gated car park for 15 vehicles. One vehicle per booking. Please register your details via the link on your booking confirmation before your session, as parking enforcement is in place (you may be liable for a £100 fine).

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, please contact us and we'll help get you in as soon as possible.

Can I hire extra equipment?

In the UK you can hire various pieces of equipment for your booking. Some gear is chargeable — we've outlined how to hire and costs below. In the US, DE and IE, our studios come fully equipped.

How to hire extra equipment

  • Make a booking (or if part of a band or group, find out the booking details from the account holder)
  • Note the location, studio number, date and time of your booking
  • Fill out the form here
  • If your item is chargeable, we'll automatically charge the card used to make the booking
  • We'll text you/the account holder with confirmation of the hire and the codes to access the Spares cupboard
  • If the item is unavailable, we'll let you know via text and let you know when it's next available
  • Once you've finished your session, simply use the same codes to return the item to the Spares cupboard

Chargeable
Cymbals — £5 per booking (no time limit)

Free
Cymbal stands, keyboards and stands, mics and stands (not condenser mics), music stands, headphones (but we do suggest you bring your own).

All items are subject to availability. Fill out the form if you're ready to hire.

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On-site Facilities

  • Spares available
  • 24/7 pin code access
  • Professional equipment
  • Expert sound isolation
  • Free WiFi
  • Vending machines
  • Kitchen area
  • Car-parking — please register

Book now


Find Us

Getting Here

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

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

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.

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