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Pirate Studios

Your Space To Create

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

In Edinburgh there are 10 spaces ready for your next project: 

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


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    What is Pirate?

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


    Your Local Area

    Local Vibes

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    From intimate gigs to arenas, Edinburgh is renowned for its live music scene. If you're looking for a night out in Edinburgh with some good tunes, we suggest checking out one of the following establishments: 

    • Henry's Cellar Bar, aka the most beautiful dive bar in the world, for live music, comedy, spoken word gigs and alternative club nights
    • Located at 207 Cowgate, Stramash (the name means making a racket), for live music in a renovated church
    • Whistle Binkies, located in the ancient vaults under Edinburgh's South Bridge, hosts performances until 3 am, every night of the week

    Frequently asked questions

    The Edinburgh 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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    Driving? There are five spaces available at the right-hand side of the studio entrance.

    If you're coming by public transport, the nearest tram stop is Bankhead. Buses stop on South Gyle Crescent. 

    The studio is also very close to Edinburgh Airport.

    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.


    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.

    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. 

    Set up your 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 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.

    Are food and drinks available at the studios?

    Select Pirate locations include fully stocked vending machines, and most are located near to shops if you'd like to bring your own food and drink.

    Our Birmingham studios include a shop in the communal area where you can purchase food and drinks.
    Check out your local studio location page for more details.

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    Explore Your Local Music Studios

    Immerse yourself in the world of Pirate - jump behind the decks, check the view from the drum kit, or just walk through the corridors.

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    On-site Facilities

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

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    Getting Here

    Unit 9C, South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

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    The studio address is Unit 9C, South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB. Get directions via Google Maps.

    Driving? There are five spaces available at the right-hand side of the studio entrance.

    If you're coming by public transport, the nearest tram stop is Bankhead. Buses stop on South Gyle Crescent. 

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