Status and safety updates

The latest on safety measures, restrictions and studio opening times (updated daily). We're doing everything we can to ensure you have a good session — with 30,000+ returning customers since the outbreak of COVID-19 and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars for safety.

Pirate community members hanging out inside our studios

Your wellbeing is our priority

What we're doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • We provide antibacterial spray and paper towels at every site
  • Our self-service model minimises the number of people you come into contact with
DJ using Pirate Studios DJ equipment

Help us help you

  • Before and after each session, please ensure you sanitise and clean all equipment using the provided spray and paper towels
  • Wash your hands — for as long as it takes to name at least 15 EDM genres
  • Remember our customer support team is here to help if you have any questions

United Kingdom & Ireland

    Last updated 21 September 2021.

    England and Ireland

    Capacity is back to normal. You are still welcome to wear face coverings and socially distance if it makes you feel comfortable but it is not compulsory. We recommend you keep up good hand washing practices.

    Wales and Scotland

    Face coverings are still required. We recommend you keep up good hand washing practices.

      Location Status Max capacity 
      Bradford

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.

      Birmingham

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.

      Bristol

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.

      Brighton & Hove

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.

      Cardiff

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.
      Cheltenham 🟢 Open  See booking page.
      Dublin

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.
      Edinburgh

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.
      Glasgow

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.
      Leeds

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.
      Leicester

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.
      Liverpool

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      London Camden

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.
      London Croydon

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.
      London Dalston

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      London Earlsfield

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      London Greenwich

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.
      London Hackney

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      London Notting Hill

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.
      London Tottenham

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      London Wembley

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      Manchester Cheetham

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.

      Manchester Salford

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      Norwich

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.

      Nottingham

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      Plymouth

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.
      Reading

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      Sheffield

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      Germany

      Last updated 21 September 2021.

      All studios in Germany are operating as normal from 7 July 2021 onwards. Please follow local government guidance with regards to mask-wearing, hand washing, social distancing etc.

      Location Status Max capacity 
      Berlin - Tempelhof

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.
      Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.
      Hamburg - Bahrenfeld

      🟢 Open 

      See booking page.

      United States

      Last updated 21 September 2021.

      Location Status Max capacity
      Los Angeles - Silver Lake 🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      Los Angeles - West Adams

      🟢 Open

      See booking page.

      Queens - Ridgewood 🟢 Open See booking page.
      Brooklyn - Gowanus 🟢 Open  See booking page.
      Brooklyn - Bushwick 🟢 Open See booking page.

      What is your regular studio capacity?

      • Rehearsal Classic: From 100 to 130 sq. ft — four people maximum
      • Rehearsal Premium: 215 sq. ft — five people maximum
      • Rehearsal Pirate: between 215 to 260 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • Rehearsal Pirate XL: From 260 to 300 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • Showcase: 395 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • DJ Premium/Pro: From 65 to 130 sq. ft — five people maximum
      • Recording: From 65 to 175 sq. ft — five people maximum
      • Podcast: 110 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • Dance: 580 sq. ft — 11 people maximum 

      Frequently asked questions

      What is your regular studio capacity?

      • Rehearsal Classic: From 100 to 130 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • Rehearsal Premium: 215 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • Rehearsal Pirate: between 215 to 260 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • Rehearsal Pirate XL: From 260 to 300 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • Showcase: 395 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • DJ Premium/Pro: From 65 to 130 sq. ft — five people maximum
      • Recording: From 65 to 175 sq. ft — five people maximum
      • Podcast: 110 sq. ft — six people maximum
      • Dance: 580 sq. ft — 11 people maximum (six under current UK COVID-19 restrictions)

      What is 'track and trace' or contact tracing?

      To allow our studios to return to normal operation, we are asking all bookers to share the name and phone number of everyone who will be at the session.  You can add them when booking, or add afterwards via your account page.

      If you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive, this precaution allows us to share details with your country’s health programme. Details will only be used for this purpose and will be deleted 21 days after the date of booking.

      Please note, this will also apply to students using BIMM designated rooms.

      If you have any further questions, please contact email us at support@pirate.com

      How can I help keep myself and others safe?

      You must adhere to government guidelines on physical distancing, staying two metres apart at all times. We'll be providing antibacterial spray and paper towels at the studio, for use on-site (we know it may be tempting to take them with you, but removing these will result in a fine).

      Before and after your session, please spray sanitiser onto the paper towel — and use it to wipe down any equipment or surfaces you come into contact with.

      Of course, the best advice is to stay at home if you feel unwell.

      What sort of cleaning are you doing?

      Your safety and wellbeing is our highest priority – we wouldn’t do anything to put this at risk. All studios are cleaned and sanitised as often as possible, but it’s still crucial for you to wipe down and sanitise the kit at the beginning and end of each session. In the UK, DE and IE we provide antibacterial spray and paper towels at every site, and in the US we provide antibacterial wipes.

      What times will the studios be open?

      We'll keep the latest information on this page. Keep checking back to see when your local studio is open, and look to the booking calendar for availability. 

      What is your cancellation policy?

      If you've made a booking with us but have any symptoms (however mild), we'd ask that you please refrain from taking your booking. 

      If your booking is more than 12 hours away, you can easily cancel or move your booking in your account by going to 'My Bookings' and clicking on the relevant session.

      If your booking is less than 12 hours away, credit refunds are available or we can shift your booking to a later date — get in touch via Live Chat and we'll be happy to help. 

      I’ve been feeling unwell or diagnosed since my visit to Pirate Studios

      Please contact our support team as a matter of urgency via Live Chat, email or phone.

      Have another question that's not covered here?

      Safety first

      "It was a clean room, all the equipment sounded excellent. And it was very well highlighted for social distancing."

      Amy Pratt — Leicester

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