We’re lucky to live in a city that accommodates live music to the extent that it does. Brighton hosts a brilliant music university, a load of live music venues and masses amounts of performers. That’s a lot of people looking for rehearsal space and, thankfully, we’re spoilt for choice. We've put together a list of our favourites to make finding somewhere that much easier...
Washed Out Festival's Guide to Brighton Rehearsal Spaces
Based in Central Brighton, just a few minutes from Churchill Square, Small Pond is a practice studio, rehearsal space, record label and production company. They offer six rehearsal rooms and a professional recording studio with an in-house team of engineers and producers, for when you’re ready to take your tracks out of the practice room and on to record. We’re also fans of their festival, Bad Pond, a two-day event that will see Jamie Lenman, Three Trapped Tigers, Kagoule and more live at Concorde 2.
The biggest of its kind locally, Brighton Electric boasts seventeen practice studios and two high-end recording studios. Serving the city since 2000, the likes of The Cure, Foals, The Go! Team, Laura Marling, The Maccabees, Nick Cave & Architects have all used their stellar facilities. Their equipment rental service is also second-to-none, even including tour vans to help you hit the gig circuit. Long may they last.
Under the Bridge
Nestled underneath the train station and neighbouring our beloved Green Door Store, Under the Bridge studios is a community-focused practice space. Make use of their well-equipped rehearsal rooms, recording studio or even music lessons, if you’re just getting started.
Black Rock Studios
The newest studio in Brighton and an answer to many Kemptown dwellers prayers. Black Rock have two fantastic practice rooms and recording facilities in the east of the city.
PA Studio Brighton
PA Studio is a purpose-built studio in Fishersgate. This one’s perfect for solo acts, with a solo practice booth as well as their three slick band rehearsal spaces.
Third Circle Recordings
You’ll find Third Circle in Portslade, ten minutes from Brighton by train. On top of their practice spaces and a recording studio, they offer video services, such as assistance recording live sessions.
Another long-serving space, Monster Studios, proves Brighton’s longstanding status as a hub for music. Choose from one of their four modern rooms and get down to work.
Hidden Cam Studios
If you’re planning on making regular use of a studio, Portslade's Hidden Cam Studios is a great choice; their loyalty system allows you to earn free rehearsal time when repeatedly booking three-hour slots.
Washed Out Festival will see many of Brighton's local acts play across seven venues on April 12th & 13th. Buy your wristband now.