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Manchester Cheetham Recording studios

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.
An inside look at a typical recording studio. 24/7 recording room hire for music production and vocal capture — book now

Inside your recording studios

The process of creation is different for everyone, yet the need for a quiet, productive space is universal. With self-service access, professional equipment provided free, and affordable day rates, our recording studios help you capture your creativity the moment it sparks.

Pop in for an hour, settle in for a day session, record, mix, edit — the space is yours for whatever purpose you need, and available 24/7 to work around your daily routine.


Capture your creativity in our multi-purpose recording studios — the perfect spot to produce, edit and record


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


Equipment Available

  • Monitors - Monitors: 2x KRK V6 or Yamaha HS8
  • Microphone - SE Electronics SE2200II Condensor
  • Interface - Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 / Clarett 4pre / 2 pre
  • Keyboard/Midi Controller - Novation Impulse 61
  • Headphones - Beyerdynamic DT770
  • Other - External Screen, Keyboard & Mouse, Mic Stand, Keyboard Stand, XLR-XLR

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.

From the Community

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

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