Every Rehearsal Room in Reading Listed In One Place
The Reading area is pretty well served by rehearsal rooms, so you should definitely shop about. Even though there’s probably not one single rehearsal space that’s the best for everyone there’s likely one that’s best for you.
Here are a few things that you might want to think about or find out about in your quest for your perfect space:
Obviously, you need to fit in the room – but if you are looking to practice your stage craft or work on your stage sound for a new event that’s much bigger than your normal pub gig? You may need a bigger room.
Rates – What’s Included In The Price
What’s the price of the room and what do you get for your money; are there different rates at different times? What costs extra – do you need that?
It might be worth asking whether the studio offers long-term discounts.
Number of Rooms
How many rooms a facility has can affect a few things. Your room options, of course, but also think about – will there be spill and bleed from neighbouring bands, do you like being around and potentially meeting others? Does it make for a more vibey or a less focused environment?
What equipment do you need? Do they have it? Can they add it or remove it?
How well is the equipment maintained? Things like the quality of mics and mic stands can make a huge difference. This is difficult to know without trying the rooms out or at least visiting.
Length and Times of Booking
Kind of obvious too, how long do you want to play, what time do you want to start – is this an option at your studio of choice?
How do you get there, what’s close – if you need a break or want to meet with the band before or after, are there pubs or local shops?
What’s parking like? How many spaces, is it safe etc.
Additional Features, Facilities and Costs
Does the studio offer additional items for hire, maybe recording, refreshments, t- shirts.
Most studios would expect a reasonable cancellation period – and really you should expect to lose your money if you’re leaving it late…but if you know there’s a high chance you need to cancel it might be worth working out the best deal.
Ease of Booking
Some people like to book in person, some on the phone yet others online…do you want to book a regular slot, is that an option? Checking dates with studios and band members can be a bit of a thankless task with moving goalposts – so anything that makes this easy for you is a win.
The Rehearsal Rooms
The Gig Rooms
Junction Rehearsal Studio
No Machine Studios
Silver Street Studios
Uk Live Sound
If you wish to list your studio or you can suggest another room for hire – please contact us here.