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Manchester Cheetham

Cheetham — this is your space to record, produce, mix, match, rehearse and jam. Whatever your project, there's a space here to get it done.

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Guitarist performing inside a Pirate Studios rehearsal studio

Your space to create

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

In Cheetham there are 13 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 DJ using a Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 and CDJ-2000NXS2 inside a Pirate Studios DJ 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.

Street graffiti close to Pirate Studios Cheetham

Cheetham's choice

Your Cheetham digs are just five minutes away from Manchester Arena and the city centre. We're right next to the coolest neighbourhood in Manchester, Ancoats, which offers a wide selection of independent food and drink outlets. 

Caffeine fiends will love Just Between Friends, The Koffee Pot and Foundation Coffee House. For a munch, head to Home Sweet Home, Yard and Coop and Northern Soul (do NOT miss the grilled cheese).

Of course, no Mancunian bio is complete without a Smiths reference. Down the road is Manchester's notorious Strangeways Prison, which the Smith's took their 1987 album title from.

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

From the Community

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


Frequently asked questions

The Cheetham 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 or visit the knowledge hub.

Getting here and access

The address is 94-1 Augustus St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1HZ.

Buses 41 and 135 stop just around the corner on Cheetham Hill Rd, and Manchester Victoria train station is a 10-minute walk away.

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 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. 

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 have an issue with my code!

Please use the Live Chat, email or call us and our support team will help you out. They're on hand 24/7 and will get it sorted.

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.

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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
Ground floor
First floor

Book at Cheetham today

Find Us

Getting Here

1 Augustus St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1HZ, United Kingdom

The address is 94-1 Augustus St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1HZ.

Buses 41 and 135 stop just around the corner on Cheetham Hill Rd, and Manchester Victoria train station is a 10-minute walk away.

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