In a nutshell:
- THERE'S NEVER ANY EXTRA CHARGE FOR REHEARSAL EQUIPMENT!! - All the equipment you will need is included within the room rate. You never have to pay for extra equipment/parking fees/booking fee's/ VAT/ hardware fee, etc. We think it's difficult to get a true impression of how expensive rehearsal studios are if you keep adding on costs. Therefore, you only pay the room rate at Bally, and nothing else. No hidden costs, no sneaky extras. The only thing you will ever pay extra for is if you want to hire the recording equipment as an additional service, but if you're rehearsing, the prices here are what you pay.
We accept payment by bank transfer, which bands can either pay in advance or when they are at the studios via their banking app. We'll let you know what our banking details are when you book. If you're come to us a few times previously then you can also do it after your rehearsal session. We take bank transfers instead of offering payment by card in order to avoid the 3%-5% commission that the card merchant middlemen take, more details are in this blog post, on point 9). If you can't do a bank transfer in rare cases we can take cash, just let us know if this is the case when you book and we can help you with that.
- Usually from Monday to Friday we do the 4 hour slots in the evening (at very late notice we do 3 hour slots, at 3 days or less. Please contact us for these rates.)
95% of bands book the 7pm - 11pm slot, from Monday to Friday. On mid-week daytime and the weekend the first band that books get their chosen slot, whatever they want within our opening times. The other bands that book after that book around that first bands session. You can book whatever time you want on the weekday daytimes and the weekend, as long as it is available, with sessions starting and ending either on the hour or on the half hour.
Monday - Friday - any 4 hour slot, from 6pm – 11pm
£50 for 4 hours, which works out at £12.50 per hour.
£52 for 4 hours, which works out at £13 per hour.
£44 for 4 hours, which works out at £11 per hour.
£48 for 4 hours, which works out at £12 per hour.
£46 for 4 hours, which works out at £11.50 per hour.
Weekend - any time, any length
£12.50 per hour.
£13 per hour.
£11 per hour.
£12 per hour.
£11.50 per hour.
Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm, it's cheaper!
Please note that we don't accept bookings for Studio 4 before 6 pm.