Dancing Bear Studio is a live rehearsal and recording space in picturesque Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, just 45 minutes by train from central London.

In early 2012 two musicians decided they were tired of rehearsing and recording in the usual cramped city dives and embarked on a quest to find a bit of space in their musical lives where they could record, rehearse and relax at their own pace but still be within reach of London’s vibrant music scene. The result is Dancing Bear Studio.

Our aim is to provide a dedicated rehearsing and recording space where musicians and band members can get together in a place that feels like their own. We take away the hassle of being in a band by providing all of the heavy stuff within the cost of your session giving you more time to concentrate on the music.

Set in the rafters of a grade-II-listed working brewery the studio offers generous space for creating music of all genres. With nearly 400 square feet of floor space and 5 metre rafted ceilings the studio offers musicians the chance to spread out a little bit, perhaps even to add a member or two to their entourage! We have designed our studio to be more than just a place to rehearse and record – the added space means that it is also a place to relax in between songs, to write, to ponder, or simply to make a cup of tea.

We offer 24-hour access, 7 days per week with a generous back line included in the cost of your session so that all you have to do is turn up and play. On request we can provide recording engineers at competitive rates and offer equipment rental, tuition and mentoring alongside room hire.

Please navigate the site for more detailed information and feel free to drop us an email if you have further enquiries.

We look forward to seeing you at Dancing Bear Studio soon.