Welcome to Riverbank Studios.
We are a youth focused, community-based recording and rehearsal studio located within the Olympiad Leisure Centre in Chippenham, Wiltshire.
From our state-of-the-art recording studio we offer affordable rates to musicians under the age of 25 as well as three fully equipped rehearsal rooms.
We also host our own live events including regular gigs for local musicians, an annual battle of the bands, acoustic nights and many more.
As well as this, we run an exciting School Of Rock project which is open to anyone aged 11-18 living in Wiltshire who wants to learn to play an instrument in a new, exciting and sociable way. The project is designed to offer an alternative to the usual one-to-one teaching methods by providing students with the facilities and equipment to learn, practice and perform in a band environment.
At the studio, we have our own in-house tutors who provide drum lessons as well as recording studio and music production tuition. Access to music making can have such a big impact on young people's lives, so if cost is a barrier for you please message us about our subsidies program, we may be able to help.
Our aim is to provide a home for all creative young people, not just musicians. A friendly place where artists, musicians, film-makers, photographers, and any and all like-minded people can work together and help each other's projects. We want you to be involved so if you're interested in being part of the growing local creative community, click here and get in touch!
Riverbank is run by an passionate team of staff who are all experienced music professionals currently working within the music industry. All staff are DBS checked and trained to work with young people.
At Riverbank we have 3 rehearsal studios and a fully equipped recording studio with a wide selection of microphones and instruments.
Our rehearsal studios are the perfect place for young bands looking to practice and work on your material. Each rehearsal room comes fully equipped with PA system and drum kit, with guitar and bass amps and instruments available on request.
Rooms available Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
£10 per night (7:00pm - 9:30pm)
Our recording studio is a great place for young bands and artists to record anything from first demos to commercial releases. Our studio is running Logic Pro X and Pro Tools 11 and we have a wide selection of microphones, instruments and other equipment for you to use.
£30 per night (for 13-19 year olds) - 3.5 hour session including engineer
£60 per night (for 20-25 year olds) - 3.5 hour session including engineer
Riverbank Studios is a community-led recording studio set up to provide music based activities to people under the age of 25. Due to our funding commitments we are unable to provide recording and/or rehearsal facilities to anyone over the age of 25.
Jukebox Cafe is open on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. We have a snack bar, an open stage for anyone who wants to perform, and various events such as open mics and jam nights for you to enjoy with your friends.
It is also an evening for local creative young people to come together, share ideas, network, work on projects together, meet other like-minded people and help build a strong scene locally.
Ideal for anyone with an interest in music, filming, photography, graphic design, art, or anyone else creative - or if you just want to be around people who create and enjoy being part of the local music scene!
We have drum tutors available to start teaching one-to-one sessions right away for anyone under the age of 21.
Our teaching staff work to the RockSchool syllabus to help deliver lessons that are a good balance of practical playing, music theory, and making the experience enjoyable & engaging for students.
All abilities are welcome, whether you’re an absolute beginner or already have some playing experience.
We are also running a subsidised tuition programme thanks to support from Wiltshire Music Connect. If you or your child would like to learn an instrument but the cost of tuition is a problem then please get in touch as you may be entitled to financial support to help cover the cost.
Prices are £15 for a 30 minute lesson.
Click below to send us an enquiry about drum lessons.
Already play an instrument? Why not check out School of Rock
Have a question about any of our projects and want to get in touch? Send us an email using the form below and we'll get back to you ASAP!
(Please note: we are currently unable to accept work experience placements)