Welcome to the music hub

Sadly we had to close Factory St. Studios

The good news is that the building has been taken over and is still a place for music.
You can find out more here Tapestry – Arts, Performance, Eats, Studios – Bradford

In more good news the new studio is nearing completion.
Trapdoor Studios
We will provide recording services and instrument repairs.

Factory Street Studios is a professional recording studio facility in Bradford, the only one of its kind in Yorkshire. Opened by CEO UK Music, Feargal Sharkey in 2009 the music hub has seven large Rehearsal Rooms, Analogue and Pro Tools Digital Recording Studio, Instrument and Equipment Repair Service, Party Venue with Licensed Bar, Pool Table, Vintage Pin-Ball Machine and Free Parking.

Creative Music Hub

Before or after rehearsals you’re welcome to use the hub area, have a coffee, play 8 ball, meet other musicians. We’re open most nights till 10pm. So you’re welcome to drop in even if you are not rehearsing that night.

VIP reception room

“Wow! – I’ve only ever seen facilities like this in London” Feargal Sharkey, CEO UK Music

“The best rehearsal space we have ever had in the many many years of work in this industry” Shawn from the The Big Picture

8 ball table, you'll notice it's not a triangle!


Refreshments on sale include tea, coffee, cold drinks, marathons and wispas. We also sell a full range of items for musical and other emergencies such as strings, guitar picks, drum sticks, batteries, gaffa tape, lucozade, pain killers, lockets and deodorant!

Bradfords' Music Hub

Access Professional Support

As part of the ongoing professional support for musicians Factory Street provide a varied program of workshops, masterclasses, events and mentoring to help you get where you want to be.

Hands on Photography Workshop with Erwan Durand - Courtesy of Steve Maiden

For more details click here

Stand Out From The Crowd

For album launchs, special events, workshops and meetings with a twist why not have it at Factory Street Studios. For more details click here

Saving The World

At Factory Street studios in Bradford, our environmental footprint is important to us. We use mainly local products, have natural wooden floors, design classic school chairs, recycle as much waste as possible, use energy saving bulbs and even the email and website are windpowered!

Courtesy of Ecological Hosting

easy loading with trolly to play with too


Thanks for continued support


Factory St. Studios History

FSS was officially opened on Friday 27th February 2009 by Feargal Sharkey and MP Gerry Sutcliffe. It was huge success, we enjoyed Wilful MISSING,The Tempus, The Parangle and Quiet Rebellion performed songs from their debut album. Band videos were shown from Ash TV and Pluto Media alongside superb photography from Erwan Durand.

Feargal Sharkey commented:
“Music has an immense and positive power to knit our communities together and it is vital that facilities like Factory St can exist and thrive. Without a viable network of rehearsal rooms, practice spaces and grassroots venues the UK’s music scene could not retain its status as the world’s best and is vital that we protect and support these creative hubs. I have no doubt that Factory St. will prove a hugely positive addition to cultural life in Bradford and all its surrounding areas.”

BBC event footage

Andy and Feargal