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Manchester Rehearsal studios

Manchester — 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 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


Pirate studios Manchester

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 and in our Salford location there are 12 studio spaces. 

  • 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.

Equipment Available

  • Amps - Marshall MG100HCFX 120w Guitar Head, Marshall 1960A 4x12 300w Guitar Cab
  • Amps - Boss Katana Guitar Head, Marshall MX412A 4x12 240w Guitar Cab
  • Amps - Ashdown RM-500-EVO 500w Bass Head, Ashdown ABM-410H-EVO IV Bass Cab, 650w
  • Drums - Natal Arcadia five-piece drum kit, hardware, cymbals, foot pedal
  • Drums - Please bring your own drumsticks
  • Microphones - 3x Stagg SDM50 vocal microphones + stands
  • PA - Yamaha DBR12 speakers
  • Mixer - Alto 1202 12 channel mixer

From the Community

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

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