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.


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


Community producers using a Pirate recording studio

Stay creative with COMMUNITY

Set up by artists, for artists, COMMUNITY is the home for Pirate creatives worldwide.

Ask for advice and feedback on your music, put out a call for a collab, enter competitions, share the best-kept secret in your area… or simply connect with like-minded people. It’s all possible here.

  • Collaborate: Seek out a collaborator to contribute to your next project, or offer your skills to someone in need.
  • Feedback room: A place for you to share your works in progress, receive advice, and provide constructive feedback.
  • Challenges: Your chance to show the world your talent. Win gear, studio credit, mentoring, and much more with regular artist challenges.
  • Industry advice: This section will help you to understand the ins and outs of the industry. Chat about processes, marketing your brand, and anything else related to the business of creativity.
  • Artist opportunities: Get your music featured on Pirate.com, receive exclusive offers from Pirate partners, and plenty more.

Sign up for COMMUNITY in seconds.

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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.

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

From the Community

"I love Pirate and everything they do to support new artists!"

Jamz Supernova

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.

Getting here and access

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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.

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 or on WhatsApp. 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?

Unfortunately, due to repeated issues with the damage and misplacement of equipment, we can no longer offer a guaranteed hire service. Keyboards, stands and extra cables should still be available in spares, so please message us on WhatsApp or Live Chat when you arrive at your session for access.

If a keyboard is essential for your session, please book a room that comes with one as standard or bring your own to the session to avoid disappointment.

Please refer to the equipment list for each studio via book.pirate.com for more information.

Are food and drinks available at the studios?

A handful of locations do have vending machines but we suggest you bring your own food and drinks with you. Most Pirate sites are near local shops for convenience, and several sites have a kettle and microwave. Check out our support hub or the location page for your Pirate studio for further details.

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On-site Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen area
  • Custom temperature control
  • Professional equipment
  • W/C facilities
  • 24/7 pin code access
  • Spares available
  • Self-service, pay by the hour
  • Rehearsal studios
  • DJ studios
  • Recording studios
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Acoustically-treated rooms
Floorplan: Ground floor

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


Find Us

Getting Here

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

what3words location: ///buzz.volunteered.assure

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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