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Queens Rehearsal studios

50% off till 14 Nov 2020. Practice 24/7 in our custom-designed Queens rehearsal studios. Enjoy free drum kits, guitar amps, PAs and mics.
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
Guitarist performing inside a Pirate Studios rehearsal studio

Your space to create

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

In Ridgewood there are 28 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
  • Plug and play podcast studios for easy recording

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

  • High-speed WiFi
  • Vending machines
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Air-conditioned rooms

Book a discounted session today

All Queens Ridgewood studios are 50% off from 2 Oct 2020 - 14 Nov 2020 (podcast studios 100% free). Book before 5 Nov 2020 to redeem your offer. (Maximum 3x 3-hour sessions per person).

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Protecting your health and safety during COVID-19

A number of measures have been put in place to ensure your studios can be enjoyed whilst respecting CDC guidelines and personal space.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Contact tracing implemented across all regions
  • Regular sanitization sweeps
  • Social distancing markers throughout
  • Hand sanitizer and antibacterial spray available
Grafittin in Ridgewood

Queens of arts

The home of historic districts is making a name for itself in 2020 as one of the city's premier exponents of contemporary arts and culture. As well as the myriad businesses plying their wares under the shared roof of our Box Factory home, there's plenty to do and see if you're hankering for a break from rehearsals:

  • Queens Brewery: absolutely humongous hang-out haven with long picnic tables, bar food and beverages brewed on site. Oh, they serve coffee too. Long haul visit advised.
  • The Deep End: this Wyckoff Ave spot knows brunch like you know the back of your hand. Go hungry, leave hunched over.
  • The Muse: another like-minded creative community celebrating circus and performance art in all its weird and wonderful forms. Try one of their online classes from the comfort of your own home.

Know a spot worth shouting about? We'd love to hear it, drop us a line: community@pirate.com

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

Box Factory, 1519 Decatur St, Ridgewood, Queens, NY 11385, USA

The Ridgewood studios are located on the lower ground floor of Box Factory, 1519 Decatur St. with a WC-accessible lift.

There are plenty of public transport services available: Bus B20 via Pennsylvania Av / Decatur Street; Subway L & J via Halsey Street; and Subway L & M via Myrtle - Wyckoff Ave

From the Community

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

— DJ Mag

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