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Pirate Studios

Your Space To Create

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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: 

Simply book and pay by the hour using our easy live calendar. It's time to let your creativity flow.


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What is Pirate?

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A worldwide network of DJ studios, recording studios, rehearsal studios, podcast studios 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.


Cheetham's Choice

Explore Your Local Area

Street graffiti close to Pirate Studios Cheetham

Your Cheetham digs are just five minutes away from Manchester Arena and the city centre. We're right next to the coolest neighbourhood in Manchester, Ancoats, which offers a wide selection of independent food and drink outlets. 

Caffeine fiends will love Just Between Friends, The Koffee Pot and Foundation Coffee House. For a munch, head to Home Sweet Home, Yard and Coop and Northern Soul (do NOT miss the grilled cheese).

Of course, no Mancunian bio is complete without a Smiths reference. Down the road is Manchester's notorious Strangeways Prison, which the Smith's took their 1987 album title from.

Frequently asked questions

The Cheetham edition of our FAQs has the top things you need to know about your session. Need more help? Hit up our support team via Live Chat or visit the knowledge hub.

Getting here and access

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The address is 94-1 Augustus St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1HZ.

Buses 41 and 135 stop just around the corner on Cheetham Hill Rd, and Manchester Victoria train station is a 10-minute walk away.

I'm a BIMM Institute student, how does this work?

Pirate is proud to have partnered with BIMM Institute to provide studios to BIMM students throughout the UK.

Pirate locations currently offering BIMM bookings are:

  • London Earlsfield
  • Manchester Cheetham
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol

BIMM students are given a 21-hour weekly allowance to use on Pirate studio bookings. This allowance can be spent anytime from the current week to 2 weeks in advance.

To make a booking, log in with your verified BIMM Pirate account and head to our booking page. From there, select any of the four available sites listed above and find your preferred studio type to proceed.

If you need further assistance with anything BIMM-related, please do reach out using live chat (the speech bubble in the corner of your device on

Set up your account

It takes less than two minutes to become a member:

  • Visit the account creation page.
  • Enter your details in each field. If you have a referral code from another Pirate customer, please enter it at this point.
  • Select Join and we’ll send you an SMS to confirm your mobile number. You’ll need to confirm this number before you can use your account.
  • Confirmed? You’re ready to book.

How do I book a session?

Our live booking calendar shows the latest availability of studios. You can book anywhere from a year in advance right up until a few minutes beforehand. Some studios are popular, so we recommend securing your slot in advance.

TIP: Book enough time to set-up and get comfortable with the gear, and set-up/pack-down anything you’ve brought along. 

What is verification and how does it work?

Being verified unlocks extra features at Pirate, like Refer-a-Friend credits. You also need to have your identity verified before you book one of our DJ or recording studios, so it’s a worthwhile investment! Don’t worry, the process only takes two minutes.

TIP: Use your mobile, it's easier to get a clear shot of your face/document.

I have an issue with my certificate code!

Please use WhatsApp, Live Chat, or email us and our support team will help you out. They're on hand 24/7 and will get it sorted.


Spares in every location! We carry lots of spares on our sites in case you need any further equipment or something has a fault. You'll also find lots of spare cables and mics in our rehearsal studios if needed.

Is something missing from the room or do you need an item from the Spares cupboard? Hit us up on Live Chat via the website, on WhatsApp or give us a call on 0333 241 9598. We will be more than happy to help.

Are food and drinks available at the studios?

A handful of locations do have vending machines but we suggest you bring your own food and drinks with you. Most Pirate sites are near local shops for convenience, and several sites have a kettle and microwave. Check out our support hub or the location page for your Pirate studio for further details.

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Explore Your Local Music Studios

Immerse yourself in the world of Pirate - jump behind the decks, check the view from the drum kit, or just walk through the corridors.

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On-site Facilities

  • Professional equipment
  • Spares available
  • Self-service, pay by the hour
  • 24/7 pin code access
  • Free WiFi
  • W/C facilities
  • Kitchen area
  • Rehearsal studios
  • DJ studios
  • Recording studios
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Acoustically-treated rooms
  • Custom temperature control

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Find Us

Getting Here

1 Augustus St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1HZ, United Kingdom

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The address is 94-1 Augustus St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1HZ. Get directions via Google Maps.

Buses 41 and 135 stop just around the corner on Cheetham Hill Rd, and Manchester Victoria train station is a 10-minute walk away.