Rehearsal Studio Types *

Standard

Standard

Size

Best for 4-Piece Groups

Amps (Bass & Guitar)

1 x Bass Amp Combo - Ashdown or Fender / 1 x Guitar Amp Combo Marshall or Fender

Drums

5 Piece Drum Kit - Pearl or Natal * Cymbals not included

Mixer

12 Channel Mixer with FX

Speakers

2 x Pioneer XPRS 10

Microphone

Vocal Microphones + Stands

Standard+

Standard+

Size

Best for 5-Piece Groups

Amps (Bass & Guitar)

1 x Bass Head and Cab - Ashdown or Fender / 1 x Guitar Heads and Cabs Orange and Marshall

Drums

5 Piece Drum Kit - Pearl or Natal * Cymbals not included

Mixer

12 Channel Mixer with FX

Speakers

2 x Pioneer XPRS 10

Microphone

Vocal Microphones + Stands
  • Standard
  • Standard+
  • Pro

* Some studios may have different but equivalent equipment

This Space is Yours

Find Your Sound at Full Volume

The creative process is different for every artist, yet the need for a dedicated space to make and play music is universal. Whether you're looking to learn an instrument, write new tracks, practice for a show, or just jam, the space is yours to do it at full volume.

Home to artists of all disciplines and genres, check out our rehearsal studios in action; get inspired for your next studio session, or your first.

What You Get

Why Make Pirate Your Birmingham Studio

All Genres, All Levels

The Artists Using Pirate Studios

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the answers to the most common questions we get asked about our Birmingham rehearsal studios. In case you need any additional help, please contact Support via WhatsApp or the Support Hub.

How much does it cost to hire a rehearsal room in Birmingham?

You can rent our rehearsal rooms off-peak from £7.90 per hour, with discounts on longer bookings.

What to look for when choosing the best rehearsal space for your practice?

The main thing to consider when choosing the best rehearsal studio for you is the size of your band. All of our studios have professional-grade equipment, and you can hire or buy any extras.

How many Pirate rehearsal studio rooms are in Birmingham?

We have 11 rehearsal rooms in Birmingham: 2 Standard, 2 Standard+ and 7 Pro.

What is the best rehearsal studio to practise for a gig?

All of our rehearsal rooms are set up with everything you need to practise for your gig. If you want to achieve an on-stage feel ahead of a public performance, opt for one of our largest Pro rehearsal studios for the most accurate solution.

Can you record or livestream your session from our Birmingham rehearsal studios?

Yes, you can record high-quality audio and video in your Pirate studio with Audigo. It costs £5 to hire it for a session or £3 if you’re hiring other equipment as well. You can find out more about Audigo here. To livestream, just connect to the free Pirate Wifi and begin.

What type of studio is best for private drum or guitar lessons?

Our Standard studios are best suited for guitar lessons. The studio you choose for your drum lessons will depend on whether you need cymbals or not; choose a Pro studio if you do and a Standard studio if you don’t.

What is the best studio for playing drums?

While all of our rehearsal studios have a 5-piece drum kit, book one of our 7 Pro studios if you need cymbals. If you have your own cymbals or don’t need them, our Standard studios will be the most suitable.

Do you have any additional equipment for hire in the Birmingham studios?

Yes, we have additional equipment available to hire and buy in our Birmingham studios, including microphones, headphones, lights, speakers, guitars, and step sequencers.

Any equipment you rent or buy can be booked online and collected from the rental desk when you arrive for your session.
 You can find out more information about hiring equipment here and about buying equipment here

Reviews

What our customers are saying

Rent Music Equipment

Click and Collect: Guitars, Synths, Mics, and More

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For the instruments and accessories that artists sometimes forget, that beginners don't have yet, and which experienced artists might want to try — our rental desk is open every day. 

Our inventory includes guitars, synths, amps, drum machines, headphones, microphones, guitar pedals, cymbals, and more. Browse and reserve your items online, then collect your order at our equipment shop before your session.

Top Picks: Fender '50s Stratocaster, Shure SM58 Dynamic Microphone, Sennheiser HD 25 Headphones

Toastie Break

Drinks, Snacks, and Hot Toasties at Our Birmingham Studios

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Forget about bringing Tupperware (and leaving it behind). Refuel with our fresh range of toasties during your next studio break — choose from classic, cheesy, spicy, or vegan flavours. 

We've also got you covered with snacks such as chocolate bars and crisps, as well as drinks including Coke, ginger beer, and Red Bull for those late-night sessions.

Top Picks: Cheesy Toastie, Eat Natural Protein Packed Peanut & Chocolate Bar, Coca Cola Zero

Events Calendar

Check out our in-person and online events, masterclasses, social meets and skills workshops available in Birmingham.

  • DJ decks

    Open Sessions - Birmingham

    Host

    Pirate

    Join us on the last Thursday of every month from 6PM-9PM, we open the doors to our DJ studios and DJs of all levels and all genres are invited to come and play B2B. When you arrive, sign up for your 15 min set and show us your best blends.

    Location

    Pirate Birmingham

    Time

    6 - 9 pm BST

    Price

    Free

Your Local Area

Out and About In Brum

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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.


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Find Us

Getting Here

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

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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. Get directions via Google Maps.

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