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Bristol

Bristol, the home of Pirate's first studio in 2015 in a disused police station. Still the best place in the city to write, produce, practice and mix.

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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 South West studios are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice and mix with no distractions.

In Bristol there are 19 spaces ready for your next project: 

  • Hone your mix on club-standard equipment in the DJ studios
  • Rehearsal studios to jam with your band or practice for the next gig
  • 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.

Lawrence Hill station near Pirate Studios Bristol

Lush life

When trying to imagine the Bristol sound, names like Massive Attack, Portishead, Roni Size and Tricky come to mind. While there is still a deep relationship between the city and DnB today, new artists are carving their own path.

We're seeing exciting visual and experimental acts like Scalping, Lazarus Kane, Pet Shimmers, Yama Warashi and Tara Clerkin. Similarly, talented producers are emerging — playing live percussion and looping, such as Giant Swan, Sunun and Franco Franco. It's an electrifying time to be part of the Bristol scene.

Want to experience it for yourself? Gig venues in Bristol include:

  • Motion. Hidden behind Bristol Temple Meads station, you'll find a variety of dance acts.
  • Thekla. If you've ever wanted to dance on a cargo ship, it has a great range of gigs and club nights.
  • Crofters Rights. Located on Stokes Croft, there's a great spot at the front serving Craft beer, and venue out the back, catering to all tastes from rock to dubstep.

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


From the Community

"Through Pirate I got a chance to practice privately and at my own pace."

— Saint Ludo, DJ Mag

Frequently asked questions

The Bristol 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

Driving? There is a limited amount of free parking at the front of the building. Parking also available in the council car park off Ducie Road.

If you're coming by public transport, the nearest station is Lawrence Hill. Buses include the 6, 7, 35, 37, 42, 43, 44 and 45. 

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.

Set up your Pirate.com account

It takes less than two minutes to become a member:

  • Visit the account creation page.
  • Enter your details in each field. If you have a referral code from another Pirate customer, please enter it at this point.
  • Select Join Pirate Studios and we’ll send you an SMS to confirm your mobile number. You’ll need to confirm this number before you can use your account.
  • Confirmed? You’re ready to book.

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.

How do I book a locker?

To book a locker or to check if we have any available just log into your account, go to 'book a locker' and click on the desired location, any available lockers will appear below and can be booked by pressing 'get this locker'. 

Lockers are H: 1200mm | W: 1000mm | D: 1000mm and cost £10 per month on a rolling subscription basis, you must provide your own padlock. 

Please note that not all locations have a locker room. 

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On-site Facilities

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

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


Find Us

Getting Here

100 Lincoln St, Bristol BS5 0BJ, United Kingdom

Driving? There is a limited amount of free parking at the front of the building. Parking also available in the council car park off Ducie Road.

If you're coming by public transport, the nearest station is Lawrence Hill. Buses include the 6, 7, 35, 37, 42, 43, 44 and 45.

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