Frequently Asked Questions
If we haven't answered your question below, please contact us.
Do you hire PA systems?
We have a range of PA systems available for hire using the same great professional grade equipment you'll find in our studios. See our page on PA Hire for more details.
When are you open?
We are open 7 days a week from 2pm to 11pm weekdays and 10am to 10pm on weekends and Public Holidays. However should you need earlier or later times please contact us.
How long can I hire a room for?
We offer an hourly rate on our rooms, however to maximise availability, our shortest session is three hours. How can I book a session? Go to our Online Booking page and select the room, date and time you prefer. We can also hire on an exclusive basis should you wish to use the studios for a video or photo shoot or extended session. All payments are taken online.
Do you offer parking?
There is plenty of street parking close by on Endle Street which is free after 6pm and in the nearby ‘pay and display’ car park located on Crosshouse Road (SO14 5GZ), a 2 minute walk away that is also free after 6pm. Please feel free to unload your equipment with us before you park. There is limited off street parking available which is first come first served. We cannot guarantee availability or take any responsibility for your vehicles once they are parked.
What happens during Saints games?
We would advise that you do not park outside our premises when the Saints are playing at home. Should you wish to do so, please make sure that your car is not parked on any yellow lines, the wheels of your car are not parked on any part of the pedestrian pavement and you are parked sensibly. We do not take ANY responsibility for your car once it is parked. We would advise that you park in Crosshouse Road carpark as ticket attendants patrol the area.
What if I get hungry or thirsty?
If you get hungry or thirsty while rehearsing don’t worry, we offer a range of hot and cold drinks and also snacks to buy from our Backstage area. Prices are shown in the rooms or ask one of our team for details. We prefer card payments if possible please.
How much does it cost to hire a room?
We have four rooms available to hire with an hourly rate based on size. All rooms have the same level of professional equipment and start at £9 per hour. See our Online Booking page for more details.
Do you hire other equipment?
Using our online booking system, you can hire sets of Cymbals, Snares, Bass and Guitar Amps and additional microphones and keyboards too (subject to availability). Just select 'Extras' when booking your session. We also offer PA Hire. See our PA Hire page for more details.
I've broken something, do you stock spares?
We have a range of guitar strings, drum sticks, batteries and other useful items to keep you going. Prices are shown in the rooms and available from the Backstage area. We prefer card payments if possible please.
Can I do a photo shoot or a band / promotional video at the Studios?
We often have bands and performers using the Studios for media and promotional work. If required, we can also hire on an exclusive basis should you wish some privacy or confidentiality. Please contact us directly with your requirements and whether catering is required.
What is your cancellation policy?
Room bookings can be changed or cancelled up to 48 hours in advance. However, if we do not receive the minimum of 48 hours’ notice, a charge of 50% of the total hire cost including additional equipment will be incurred. Changes or cancellations within 24 hours of the rehearsal, will result in the FULL payment being due. Bands that fail to attend a rehearsal session will be charged the full session cost including any additional equipment hire.
Can you promote us on Social Media?
As part of our mission to 'Get the bands back together', we are offering to promote any band that uses Pure Rehearsal Studios on our Social Media channels. Although we can't guarantee that our postings will launch you as the next big thing, we'll happily mention your next gig, recording, release or that you're available for bookings. Just ask a member of staff for details. We do not charge extra for this service.
I have only just started learning my instrument, can you help me?
Of course! We regularly host people just starting out or haven't played in a long time as well as regularly gigging, professional bands. We will happily help you set up your guitar, bass, drums, etc and show you how to connect it all up to get the best out of it! We all had to learn at some time, so please ask for help if you need it. We can also direct you to local music teachers covering a range of different instruments if you would like formal lessons.
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What about Covid-19 measures?
We take the safety of all of our users and staff very seriously. We ask that each person visiting Pure Rehearsal Studios wear a mask on arrival and when in communal areas (unless exempt). All equipment will be regularly cleaned and hand sanitisers will be available. Social Distancing in Rehearsal Rooms is not required. You may, if you wish, check in using the NHS Covid-19 app and the QR code found in our lobby. Please do not visit the Pure Rehearsal Studios if you showing symptoms of Covid-19 or should be Self-Isolating. Any persons not complying with our Covid-19 safety rules will be asked to leave and forfeit their room hire fee.
Where can I see Live Music in Southampton?
There are many great music venues in Southampton and we regularly have touring bands stop in on the way to playing legendary locations including The Brook, The Engine Rooms, Heart Breakers, The Joiners, The Loft, The Mayflower Theatre, Suburbia and The 1865. Also look out for a growing number of pubs hosting live music and open mic nights.