New York Queens

A new creative hub for Ridgewood's thriving artist community. Self-serve rehearsal studios open 24/7 available to book online today.

Street scene in Ridgewood
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.

Take a look at the 360 virtual tour for Ridgewood.

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-serve 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
Find your space tag on Pirate.com studios. 24/7 creative spaces for musicians, podcasters and dancers — book online today.

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

Discover our Queens rehearsal studios today


Community producers using a Pirate recording studio

Stay creative with COMMUNITY

Set up by artists, for artists, COMMUNITY connects Pirate creatives worldwide.

Ask for advice and feedback on your music, put out a call for a collab, enter competitions, share the best-kept secret in your area… or simply connect with like-minded people. It’s all possible here.

  • Collaborate: Seek out a collaborator to contribute to your next project, or offer your skills to someone in need.
  • Feedback room: Share your works in progress, receive helpful advice, and provide constructive feedback on your fellow artists' music.
  • Challenges: Your chance to show the world your talent. Enter our regular challenges to win gear, studio credit, professional mentoring, and much more.
  • Industry advice: This section will help you to understand the ins and outs of the industry. Chat about processes, marketing your brand, and anything else related to the business of creativity.
  • Artist opportunities: Get your music featured on Pirate.com, receive exclusive offers from Pirate partners, and plenty more.

Sign up for COMMUNITY in seconds.

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.

From the Community

"I’ve met up with so many DJ friends at Pirate for little B2B sessions and also ended up in a bunch of impromptu sessions"

Saint Ludo — DJ Mag

Frequently asked questions

The Queens Ridgewood 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 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.

Set up your Pirate.com 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 Pirate.com 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 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.

What if something breaks or I need a spare?

Spares in every location! We carry lots of spares in our sites, just 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.

Something missing from the room or you need an item from the Spares cupboard? Hit us up on Live Chat via the website or on WhatsApp. 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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On-site Facilities

  • Self-serve, pay hourly
  • Professional equipment
  • Spares available
  • 24/7 pin code access
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen area
  • Restrooms
  • Common area
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Climate controlled
  • Acoustically-treated rooms
  • Rehearsal studios
  • DJ studios
  • Recording studios
  • Podcast studios
Floorplan: Ground floor

Book at Ridgewood today


Find Us

Getting Here

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

what3words location: ///ground.boxer.letter

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

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