Writing Studios

Complete your next creative project in our acoustically-treated 24/7 writing studios. Book a writing room ideal for a residential writing retreat with day-rate discounts, online today.

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Inside your writing studios

The process of creation is different for everyone. The need to have a quiet, productive space for writing time is universal. Enjoy self-service access, professional equipment, and affordable day rates for all bookings worldwide. Our writing studios help you capture your creativity the moment it sparks.

Pop in for an hour, settle in for a day session, book a week long writers' retreat. Record, mix, and edit in our multipurpose writers' rooms. The space is yours for whatever purpose you need. Available 24/7 to work around your daily routine.

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How to book a writing room

Our live booking calendar shows the latest availability of writers' 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. Tap the links below to get started.

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

An audio interface and active monitor inside our recording studios. Music studios and writing studios for residential writing retreats available to book now.

Writing studio rental equipment

  • Monitors: Pair of KRK V6 S4 or Yamaha HS8 or JBL 8" LSR 3 Series Mk2 Monitors
  • Microphone: SE Electronics SE2200II / 2300 Condenser Microphone or Aston Spirit Condenser or AKG C214 Condenser Microphone
  • Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 18i8/ Clarett 4pre / 2pre
  • Keyboard/Midi Controller: Novation Impulse 61 Keyboard/Midi Controller or M-Audio Oxygen 61
  • Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT770 or AKG K275 or Pioneer HDJ-X5 Headphones or similar
  • Other: External Screen, Keyboard & Mouse, Mic Stand, Keyboard Stand, XLR-XLR

Please remember to bring your own laptop, plus a USB C cable (and a hub if required).

Capture your next project in our multi-purpose writing studios — the perfect spot to produce, edit and record

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Why Pirate?

PIRATE.COM is the world’s largest creative studio and artist community network. Choose from over 50 locations across the UK, DE, US and IE.

Our writing studios are a great environment to create, write and produce music. Professional equipment and flexible day rates available. Welcoming anyone with an interest in music production, regardless of your ethnicity, sexuality, gender or social status.

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Commercial writing studios: essential equipment for 2021

Max of Max DB Audio is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and sound and mix engineer. He runs a professional recording studio upstairs at Pirate Earlsfield, plus online consultations.

With over a decade of experience in audio engineering, we decided to learn more about the machines behind the man. Delve into Max's 2021 must-haves for music production equipment, sound recording equipment and audio interfaces.

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Writing studio highlights

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Frequently asked questions

Here are some answers to common questions about our writing studios. Something else on your mind? Visit our support hub or reach out via Live Chat. 

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.

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. 

How do I book OpenLIVE?

Where recording is available, you will see the OpenLIVE logo on the studio image on the booking calendar. When you select Book room, you will be prompted to add OpenLIVE to the session. Once you click Yes, OpenLIVE will be added to the session.

Once you exit the payment process, you’ll receive emails confirming your scheduled recording from OpenLIVE. If you don’t receive your confirmation, please drop us a note via live chat or email and we'll check for you.

What do I need to bring to my rehearsal session?

On top of the equipment listed on the booking page, we provide XLR (mic) and jack (instrument) cables where possible and carry plenty of spares on site. 

We do not provide AUX cables to connect your phone although we do tend to keep some in spares in case you need to borrow one.


All of our drum kits include stands, kick pedal and a snare. Please note, in the UK Rehearsal Standard and Standard+ studios don't come equipped with cymbals, but you're welcome to bring your own or upgrade to a Rehearsal Pro. You also need to bring some sticks!

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