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Leicester Rehearsal studios

Self-service rehearsal studios in Leicester open 24/7 and bookable online by the hour. Full backline provided free in all rehearsal rooms.
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. Acoustically-treated studios. The music rehearsal studios are your space to get creative, 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 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.

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?

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


A laptop setup 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.

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.

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 East Midlands studios are the perfect place to create, write, produce, practice and mix with no distractions.

In Leicester there are 15 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.

On-site facilities

  • Free car-parking (registry required)
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Vending machines
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Air-conditioned rooms
Graffiti artist painting a residential wall close to Pirate Studios Leicester

Ay up duck

Leicester's lineage as a hotspot for many of the world's preeminent blues, rock and pop musicians in the 60s lives on through its exemplary array of independent record stores. Mighty Leicester boasts Britain’s first mainland radio station – BBC Radio Leicester – which first broadcast in 1967. Nowadays, you are just likely to hear local grime don and Pirate mainstay Jafro on the airwaves as you are to catch a chisit waxing lyrical about that 2015-2016 title-winning season.

Here are a few of our favourite spots that are within walking distance from your Cumberland St. studios:

  • Out Of Joint Records: Leftfield dance music specialist with undoubtedly the cutest office mascot in the area
  • Beat Route: second-hand prog, psych, pop mecca with an immaculately well-kept selection
  • Jazz House Records: lose yourself for hours in this haven for classic and contemporary jazz 

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


Enjoy industry-standard equipment at affordable prices at our Leicester 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

Cumberland House, Cumberland St., Leicester, LE1 4QS

The studio address is Cumberland House, Cumberland St., Leicester, LE1 4QS.

If you're driving, free parking is available — however, you must register your vehicle details via the link in the booking confirmation email.

If you're coming by public transport, the Hay Market bus station is a ten-minute walk away.
 
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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