Studio Hire

Studio hire is available by appointment. Subject to other bookings, the studio is available for hire seven days a week, from morning through to evening (premium rates may apply to anti-social times).

Minimum booking is for two hours – you should allow adequate time within your booking to tidy up after your shoot.

All bookings must be pre-paid in full. In the event of cancellation some (or all) of your payment may be credited towards a future booking.

Studio staff will be in the premises throughout your session. For a basic hire we are happy to assist with studio equipment (particularly the boom stand) and studio/equipment related questions. Tutored studio sessions are also available for an additional fee.

Studio hire rates

These are our non-commercial hire rates. Commercial hire is available (subject to negotiation) – if you do want to hire the studio for a commercial event then please get in touch.

The basic rate of hire is £25/hour (including VAT) – minimum hire period is two hours.

Discounted rates are available:

  • £80 1/2 day (four hours). The four hour 1/2 day period only applies to mornings between 08:00 and 13:30 or afternoons between 12:00 and 18:30)
  • £150 full day (8 hours)

All bookings must be pre-paid. Subject to availability, bookings may be extended at the standard hourly rate. The discounted 1/2 or full day rates are only available when originally booked.

1/2 day or four hour bookings are not available for evenings, but full day (eight hour bookings) may be booked as afternoon and evening.

These rates apply to bookings covering core hours of business: 8am – 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm Saturday and 9am – 6pm Sunday.

The use of the studio bed linen or towels is not included.

All booked sessions should include adequate time to tidy up and vacate the premises.

Offers and incentives

Pre-paid discounts

  • 20% off of four pre-paid whole day sessions. These may be split to 1/2 day sessions (for even greater savings). All sessions must be used within four months of purchase.
  • 10% off of two pre-paid whole day sessions. These may be split to 1/2 day sessions (for even greater savings). All sessions must be used within two months of purchase.
  • 10% off of when pre-paying for 10 hours (or more) at the standard rate. Minimum hire period of 2 hours applies.

These offers may not be combined.

Tuition

Studio hire does not include any tuition beyond a brief introduction and overview of the studio and equipment.

One-to-one studio tuition is available starting at £70/hour (including VAT and studio use, but not including any model fees).

The option of tuition during the your studio session can be added to 1/2 day or full day bookings for an additional £45/hour (minimum one hour with 1/2 hour increments). This option offers periods of tuition and guidance as part of your shoot, but still gives you scope to operate fully independently otherwise.

Cancellation policy

Refunds of any amount are discretionary. A minimum of 25% of the booking will normally be deducted from all cancelled bookings – the outstanding balance will be credited towards a future session.

Terms and conditions

Limited liability

1. Terms of Use: Use of our studio and our equipment is AT HIRER’S OWN RISK. The Hirer hereby waives rights to seek legal redress for mishaps, accidents, and/or loss related to their actions whilst on our premises. Hirer agrees to leave the studio and adjacent grounds in the same condition as they were when Hirer arrived. Hirers are solely responsible for any legal infractions Hirer or members of Hirer’s party make during the conduct of the shoot, be they in our studio or adjacent grounds. Hirer agrees to hold harmless Pavilion Photographic Studio (Techiezone Limited), its owner, agents, representatives, and contractors acting on its behalf for any loss, accident, or injury to Hirer’s self or anyone who accompanies Hirer while on our premises. Hirer agrees to be solely responsible for the conduct and welfare of all persons accompanying Hirer while on our premises. Hirers are solely responsible for the safety and well-being of any models Hirer engages. Hirer understands that if the dangerous or negligent practices or activities are observed, we reserve the right to stop the shoot and require Hirer and accompanying parties to leave immediately — HOWEVER, Pavilion Photographic Studio assumes NO RESPONSIBILITY to act in such cases. Hirer agrees to hold Pavilion Photographic Studio, its agents, representatives, and anyone acting on their behalf completely harmless from any action, legal or otherwise, that results from Hirer’s conduct. Hirers are solely responsible for verifying that all models employed during the rental period are of appropriate legal age for the activities they are to be engaged in during the shoot. Pavilion Photographic Studio has no responsibility to determine or verify the age of participants in the hirer’s activities but reserves the right to end those activities if it becomes aware that legal age violations are on-going. Hirer agrees that a representative of Pavilion Photographic Studio will be present in the studio premises during all hires.

2. Equipment: Pavilion Photographic Studio agrees to provide equipment in good working order, but makes no special guarantees as to said equipment’s functionality or suitability to Hirer’s purposes. Pavilion Photographic Studio is not liable for acts out of its control that affect the shoot, such as power outages, weather or emergencies. In such cases, Pavilion Photographic Studio may refund or credit a prorated portion of Hirer’s payment.

3. Health and Safety
Pavilion Photographic Studio will not be held responsible for any accident or injury caused by the hirer or any member of their party whilst using the studio facilities.

Breakage and Damage

1. The Hirer accepts responsibility for damages and breakages caused to studio equipment and premises (excluding wear and tear). Payment for any damage or breakages will be charged at market value and must be settled at the end of the hire period.