Birmingham Rehearsal studios

Birmingham rehearsal studios for band practice and solo drumming. Drum kits, guitar amps, microphones and more free with every booking — book now.
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Inside your rehearsal studios

High-quality equipment. Acoustically-treated studios. The music rehearsal studios are your space to get creative. All of our rehearsal studios fit a maximum of 6 people, with a variety of room types to suit your needs:

  • Practicing drums solo? 'Classic' studios fit up to four people comfortably. 
  • Vocals with a backing band? 'Pirate' studios are perfect for five.
  • Fine-tuning your ensemble performance? 'Showcase' fits six easily.

Inside, you’ll find the very best equipment from Marshall, Boss, Ashdown and more in all of our music practice rooms. Just starting out? An experienced pro? You’ll be set up for a great rehearsal every time.

Need an extra keyboard for your session? Fill out this form after you've booked and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. (UK only).

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Why Pirate?

PIRATE.COM is the world’s largest creative studio and artist community network with close to 50 locations across the UK, DE, US and IE. We offer professional rehearsal equipment and the space to create at affordable, hourly rates. Crush your band rehearsal, perfect your stage presence before a gig, or use them as your private drum practice room. For anyone with an interest in solo or band rehearsal, regardless of your ethnicity, sexuality, gender or social status — this space is yours.


Grab your mates, it's time to jam in our low-cost, accessible rehearsal studios


Laptop recording a band practice inside Pirate rehearsal studios. 24/7 rehearsal rooms with guitar amps, drum kits & more.

OpenLIVE: Record for free at selected sites

Session recording available at selected sites only — look out for the 'Live recording with OpenLIVE' banner when you make a rehearsal studio booking.

OpenLIVE’s innovative recording technology is here. The automated system takes a snapshot of your session and applies its intuitive magic to mix and master it. You’ll then receive the finished version via cloud storage for you to download.

How to use OpenLive

Look for the OpenLIVE logo when booking a session. Once selecting a compatible room, you’ll be asked whether you wish to proceed with OpenLIVE enabled.

After your session, you’ll be sent a link to the online editing app. Then, you can chop and choose your best bits.

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Equipment list

Here's a rundown of the equipment available in a typical Pirate rehearsal room. This equipment may vary depending on room type and location. An individual equipment list is available for each room on the booking page.

  • Guitar Amps - Ashdown/Fender/Orange/Marshall Guitar Amps and Cabs
  • Bass Amps - Ashdown/Fender Bass Amps and Cabs
  • Drums - Natal Arcadia or Pearl Export five-piece drum kit (please bring your own drumsticks)
  • Microphones - Stagg SDM50 vocal microphones and stands
  • PA - Pioneer XPRS PA speakers
  • Mixer - Alto 1202 12 channel mixer or Proel MQ12USB mixer
Close up shot of a DJ using a Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 inside a Pirate Studios DJ studio

Your space to create

Come and go as you please with our self-service studios open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

We have four different studio types for you to choose from in Birmingham:

  • DJ studios to hone your mix on club-standard equipment
  • Rehearsal studios for your band to practice for the next gig
  • Production studios to record your next masterpiece 
  • Podcast studios to start your first or finesse your 40th episode

Simply book and pay by the hour using our easy live calendar. Whether you're a relative beginner or a seasoned pro, our specialist Birmingham studios are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice and mix music with no distractions. Book now and let your creativity flow.

Close up shot of a guitarist using a Pirate Studios rehearsal studio

What's Pirate all about?

As a member of Pirate, you have round the clock access to our dedicated DJ, production, rehearsal, podcast and dance studios. 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.


Find out more about our Birmingham studios


Community producers using a Pirate recording studio

Stay creative with COMMUNITY

Set up by artists, for artists, COMMUNITY is the home for Pirate creatives worldwide.

Ask for advice and feedback on your music, put out a call for a collab, enter competitions, share the best-kept secret in your area… or simply connect with like-minded people. It’s all possible here.

  • Collaborate: Seek out a collaborator to contribute to your next project, or offer your skills to someone in need.
  • Feedback room: A place for you to share your works in progress, receive advice, and provide constructive feedback.
  • Challenges: Your chance to show the world your talent. Win gear, studio credit, mentoring, and much more with regular artist challenges.
  • Industry advice: This section will help you to understand the ins and outs of the industry. Chat about processes, marketing your brand, and anything else related to the business of creativity.
  • Artist opportunities: Get your music featured on Pirate.com, receive exclusive offers from Pirate partners, and plenty more.

Sign up for COMMUNITY in seconds.

Outside staircase shot of Pirate Studios Birmingham building

Out and about in Brum

The UK's second city, Birmingham, is the hometown of many of the world's ground-breaking musicians, including Duran Duran, Black Sabbath, and UB40. In these more contemporary times, we're looking to Village Bully (band), Trieste (DJ) and Sophie Lou (MC) for inspiration.

Your local studios are snugly situated in the graffitied heart of Birmingham’s Creative Quarter, Digbeth, a stone's throw from the Custard Factory and Eastside Projects, meaning there's always something going on. If you're after some fresh air, the local park — Kingston Hill — is a great place to chill.

Right next door to the studios you'll find Mutt Motorcycle Company — who do a great cup of coffee. Peckish? Digbeth Dining Club has always got a mouth-watering line-up of the world's greatest street food traders. For a round of drinks and 'dough' head to Digbeth Brew Co.

Know somewhere worth shouting about in the area? Head to COMMUNITY and spread the good word.

Equipment Available

  • Guitar Amps - Ashdown/Fender/Orange/Marshall Guitar Amps and Cabs
  • Bass Amps - Ashdown/Fender Bass Amps and Cabs
  • Drums - Natal Arcadia or Pearl Export five-piece drum kit (please bring your own drumsticks)
  • Microphones - Stagg SDM50 vocal microphones and stands
  • PA - Pioneer XPRS PA speakers
  • Mixer - Alto 1202 12 channel mixer or Proel MQ12USB mixer

Find Us

Getting Here

Unit 2, 77 Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4EG.

If you're driving, we have an off-street gated car park for 15 vehicles but you will need to register your vehicle before your session to avoid being issued a fine by the car park owner. Register your vehicle details on the day of your session.

Please note: as of 1 June 2021 your vehicle may be charged if it does not adhere to Birmingham's Clean Air Zone ruling. Check how the Clean Air Zone affects you by entering your vehicle registration number via the Government portal.

If you’re coming by public transport the nearest train station is Bordesley. Buses include the 17, 60, 876, 877, 891, X1 Platinum and X2 Platinum.

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

From the Community

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