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Cheltenham Rehearsal studios

Practice 24/7 in our custom-designed Cheltenham rehearsal spaces. Enjoy free drums, amps, PAs and mics. Free parking so you can bring your kit.
An inside look at a typical rehearsal room, complete with drum kit, microphone stands, bass amps, guitar amps, sound system, custom soundproofing, and adjustable lighting

Inside your rehearsal studios

High-quality equipment. Sound isolated studios. OpenLIVE session recording. The music rehearsal studios are your space to get creative, with a variety of room types to suit your needs.

  • Practising 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 or more easily.

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

A laptop set up to record a band's performance inside Pirate Studios rehearsal studios. 24/7 rehearsal room available with  guitar amps, drum kit, microphones etc provided free.

Record your session for free

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.

Two band members inside a typical Pirate Studios rehearsal room. Rehearsal studios available for solo drummers, band practice and more with free equipment and 24/7 availability

Why Pirate

We are the only creative studio network to offer professional rehearsal equipment free of charge and OpenLIVE session recording at affordable, hourly rates. Crush your band rehearsal, perfect your stage presence before a gig, use them as your very own drum practice room... The music practice spaces are yours for whatever purpose you need.


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


An isolated shot of a Marshall guitar amp provided free inside all Pirate Studios rehearsal studios. 24/7 rehearsal room hire available now.

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 guitarist and pedal board inside a Pirate Studios rehearsal studio

Your space to create

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

In Cheltenham there are seven 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

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 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.

Church spire in Cheltenham close to Pirate Studios Cheltenham location

Local vibes

Cheltenham has a music pedigree like no other. Brian Jones, Gustav Holst are the biggies, while we have it on good Pirate authority that FKA Twigs was born somewhere nearby. Local band Grief Ritual is also leading the charge in rebuilding the town's former glories in punk and metal. And, aside from the horses, the must-do event on everyone's calendar is the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Here are a few suggestions for making the most of this side of the Cotswolds:

  • Visit the Wilson, the museum and art gallery and adjoining cafe, for a taste of history
  • Crate diggers will enjoy record stores The Independent Record Shop (specialists in 78's, punk and reggae), Vinyl Vault (prog rock and folk), and Badlands (classic rock).
  • Grab a brew at the DEYA taproom, when it's sunny you can sit outside the brewery and drink. 

Know somewhere worth shouting about in Cheltenham? Tell the world, drop us a line with your suggestion. community@pirate.com


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


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 3, Neptune Business Park, Cheltenham, GL51 9FB

The studio address is Unit 3, Neptune Business Park, Cheltenham, GL51 9FB.

Driving? We have six car parking spaces at the front of the building. 

If you're coming by public transport, local buses stop nearby on Tewkesbury Road. The closest station is Cheltenham Spa.
 
Have a question or need support? Check out our FAQs, use the Live Chat, or call us.

From the Community

"Through Pirate I got a chance to practice privately and at my own pace."

— Saint Ludo, DJ Mag

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