The only spot in Leeds you can mix, rehearse, play, record, dance and produce. No matter the time, day or night, there's a space for you.
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, practise and mix with no distractions.
In Leeds 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
- A custom-built dance studio with a Harlequin sprung floor
Simply book and pay by the hour using our easy live calendar. It's time to let your creativity flow.
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.
On-site facilities include car parking, but please register before your session.
Live in Leeds
Good music venues are in abundance in Leeds. Depending on the day of the week, you'll find excellent at Belgrave Music Hall, Hifi, Distrikt Holbeck Underground Ballroom and Beaverworks.
For those seeking refreshment, Northern Monk Brewery offers a good tipple, while Friends of Ham caters for those who need a quiet date spot. Temple Coffee & Donuts, around the corner from the studios also comes highly recommended for its namesakes.
If you're in need of some visual inspiration, one of Leeds' finest architectural highlights is the Leeds Corn Exchange with its domed wooden roof resembling the hull of a boat.
Fans of the great outdoors should head to Willow Field, a five-minute walk from the studios, or Roundhay park — one of the biggest city parks in Europe.
From the Community
"The equipment was very well maintained and extremely clean"
Frequently asked questions
The Leeds 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
We're located just five minutes' walk from Cardigan Fields.
Driving? We have 12 parking spaces available outside the front of the building. If you're coming by public transport, buses stop nearby on Kirstall Rd.
Are there parking spaces at the Leeds studios?
Yes, there are plenty, but you will need to register your vehicle before your session to avoid being issued a fine by the car park owner.
Got your vehicle reg and booking details to hand? Register here.
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
Cymbals — £5 per booking (no time limit)
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.
- 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
- Car-parking — please register
The studio address is Unit 6-7, Kirkstall Industrial Estate, Leeds, LS4 2AZ.
We're located just five minutes' walk from Cardigan Fields. If you're coming by public transport, buses stop nearby on Kirstall Rd.
Have a question or need support? Check out our FAQs, use the Live Chat, or call us.