How to rent a studio
Whether it’s your first time renting a studio or you’re a seasoned pro, choosing a studio is still challenging. It can be difficult to know if you’re getting the right space for your project.
But renting through Peerspace means all your questions are answered right away without having to track down pricing and reviews. Other websites and rental services don’t always give the full picture of a space. Instead, Peerspace gives the price per hour, amenities, detailed descriptions, and real reviews on every studio listing.
How do I find the perfect studio for my project?
Before we get into your question, “How much does it cost to rent a studio?” — here’s an easy way to find studio rentals in your area:
- Search on Peerspace by choosing what you are planning and where you would like to rent
- Use the Peerspace Keyword Search to track down the right venue using specific keywords such as “studio”
- Filter by other amenities like a rooftop, pool, or kitchen
- Set your price range and search the map by location
- Find your dream venue and read the description
- Feel free to reach out to the venue host with any questions about the studio
Love a space but don’t see the equipment you need as part of the rental? Remember, you can ask your Peerspace host for any photo or video equipment rentals you may need at your studio rental.
While many may already have the stuff you need on-site, others will know experts who can help you find the most reliable, affordable services and get equipment delivered to your venue on time.
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Types of studios
Studios available for rent range from high-quality spaces with a full list of amenities to fully furnished apartments. On Peerspace, you can easily filter options and amenities to search for venues in your city.
The blank canvas studio
Take a look at some of the incredible types of blank canvas studios available for photo and video shoots across the country. In the San Francisco area, you’ll find this decked-out studio that includes a cyclorama, a green screen, lighting systems, and a reserved parking space. Many Peerspace studio rentals include equipment and amenities free of charge.
This studio also includes grips, a fog machine, a kitchen, and two restrooms. Plus, it has dozens of real five-star reviews from previous professionals that have rented this stunning space.
Like this one: “We rented this space for a full-day of shooting on a small, independent film. The space was exactly as described and worked out perfectly for our needs. The additional props and gear around the space were invaluable. And Al was a hero getting us everything we needed and then some. Would not hesitate to rent this space again!! Highly recommend it!”
A studio like this makes it easy for creatives to make their visions come to life. It also boasts extras that make production time comfortable.
The bespoke, eclectic studio
Other studios have a specific look that you can tailor based on your own creative vision. For example, check out this bright, vintage-inspired disco jungle studio in Los Angeles. It has a distinct and wild style that makes it ideal for photography.
Although it doesn’t look like the traditional studio space, it has been used by photographers and videographers around the area for various projects. It also includes lots of props and equipment.
In the words of a photographer who booked this loft: “Love this Peerspace. I would recommend to any photographer or videographer. Had a ton of fun and this space is super creative.”
The artist studio
On Peerspace, you can also book an artist studio to use for a workshop event or a private event. The great thing about artist studios is that they often display lots of artwork and eclectic decor. This means you don’t have to worry about decorating prior to your event, which is ideal for many types of gatherings.
For instance, check out this industrial double-height studio in London, England. It’s an airy and sunny 1,000-square-foot studio that feels much large than its layout thanks to its double-high ceilings. While here, you can use the tables, chairs, and kitchens while enjoying gazing at the host’s amazing collection of colorful art and decor.
And Peerspace reviewer points out how customizable this art studio can be: “An absolutely wonderful turn key experience. The space has everything you need with moveable desks and chairs, a large projector and speakers which are easy to use. Really great for our team off-site.”
Another type of studio popular for photo and video shoots is lofts. The high ceilings and bright lighting make for great spaces for creative work. We love this loft space in New York City that includes access to a rooftop area as well!
Lighting equipment, a black backdrop, furniture, a wardrobe rack, sandbags, and more are included in this rental. It is spacious enough to accommodate 20 people and has hundreds of five-star reviews.
In fact, a videographer/photographer shared the following review: “Great space, tons of equipment available, great lighting. Will definitely be using this space again.”
These different types of studios available to rent on Peerspace all have one thing in common: they’re available to rent right now! Plus, they’re breathtakingly beautiful and easy to book.
Now, we’ll answer your burning question about what this all will cost you (don’t worry, it’s not as expensive as you may think).
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How much does it cost to rent a studio?
Studio rentals vary in price greatly. Why is that? Well, prices are based on factors like where you are located and what types of amenities and equipment are included in the rental. A fully-loaded professional studio in Midtown Manhattan will likely cost more than a small, decorative loft in a rural region.
The San Francisco studio
Using the studios we mentioned above as examples, the huge production studio in San Francisco costs just $50 per hour! Don’t let its small price tag fool you; this space is decked out with skylights, backdrops, blackout curtains, and a handy loading dock.
The Los Angeles studio
The disco jungle studio in Los Angeles costs just $79 per hour to shoot in its unique, boutique, colorful space. Every inch of space offers exotic and glam details. There’s a spiral staircase, HUE lights, multiple stylish seating areas, plants, several backdrops, neon signs, exposed brick, shag rugs, huge windows, and of course, a disco ball!
The London studio
Remember that artist studio in London? It costs just £90 and has a two-hour rental minimum, with a 5% discount if you book for eight hours or longer.
It’s a versatile space that’s equally ideal for corporate meetings as it is for parties and wellness retreats. Its canalside location on Kingsland Road in the East End makes it convenient for many, too.
The NYC loft space
Then there’s the bright and spacious loft in Queens. This space only costs $40 per hour and is distinct for its massive windows that let in plenty of natural light, greenscreens, backdrops, and lots of professional lighting gear.
Keep in mind that it is an entirely self-sufficient studio, so no staff will be on hand.
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