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Bradford

We're proud to bring the Pirate.com concept to Bradford. The first place in the city you can write, produce, practise and mix with no distractions.

Drummer in front of snare drum in Pirate's rehearsal studios
DJs going back-to-back using Pirate Studios DJ equipment

Your space to create

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, our specialist West Yorkshire studios are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice and mix with no distractions.

In Bradford there are 18 spaces ready for your next project: 

  • Hone your mix on club-standard DJ equipment
  • Rehearsal studios to jam with your band or practice for the next gig in 
  • Recording studios to write and produce songs or capture vocals

Simply book and pay by the hour using our easy live calendar. It's time to let your creativity flow.

Close up shot of a vocalist using a Pirate Studios rehearsal studio

What is Pirate?

A worldwide network of DJ, production, rehearsal, podcast and dance studios, giving you round the clock access to create. 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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West Yorkshire's finest

We're here for you, Bradford. We want to foster a new generation of cross-genre artists from the ground up, like 1st Born, Musumba, FLING, Blazer Boccle and Talkboy. Grime, drum and bass, bassline, house, R&B, indie — Yorkshire has it all.

The old guard still inspires though — guitar legend Allan Holdsworth got his start here, and Bradford's own Kiki Dee was the first female singer from the UK to sign with Motown’s Tamla Records.

For more local inspiration, we rate the Bradford Festival and The Underground's open mic night. For clubbing check out The Mill, Village Bradford and the legendary 1 in 12 Club.


Enjoy industry-standard equipment at affordable prices at our Bradford studios


From the Community

"DJs and producers - Pirate Studios is a game changer."

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Frequently asked questions

The Bradford 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.

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.

What if something breaks or I need a spare?

Spares in every location! We carry lots of spares in our sites, just 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.

Something missing from the room or you need an item from the Spares cupboard? Hit us up on Live Chat via the website. We will be more than happy to help.

How do I book a session?

Our live booking calendar shows the latest availability of studios. You can book anywhere from a year in advance right up until a few minutes beforehand. Some studios are popular, so we recommend securing your slot in advance.

TIP: Book enough time to set-up and get comfortable with the gear, and set-up/pack-down anything you’ve brought along. 

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.

Getting here and access

The studio address is Industrial Estate, 339 Thornton Road, Bradford, BD8 9ER — right opposite the Mercedes dealership.

If you're driving there's free parking at the studio. If you're coming by public transport, local buses stopping on Thornton Rd include the 67, 607, 615, 616 and 619.

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On-site Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen area
  • Air conditioning
  • Professional equipment
  • Expert sound isolation
  • W/C facilities
  • 24/7 pin code access
  • Spares available
  • Self-service, pay by the hour

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


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Getting Here

Industrial Estate, 339 Thornton Road, Bradford, BD8 9ER

The studio address is Industrial Estate, 339 Thornton Road, Bradford, BD8 9ER — right opposite the Mercedes dealership.

If you're driving there's free parking at the studio. If you're coming by public transport, local buses stopping on Thornton Rd include the 67, 607, 615, 616 and 619.
 
Have a question or need support? Check out our FAQs, use the Live Chat, or call us.

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