Our car park is directly outside our front doors, the entrance to it is via Grafton street. Do not enter via the main Cains gates, there’s another entrance opposite the Beesley and Fildes yard entrance further down Grafton Street. Please give your license plate details into reception.
DO NOT PARK IN THE PAY AND DISPLAY CAR PARK
We have no authority over the pay and display car park. If you park there we have no way of cancelling the fine!
Please note: Sort cannot take responsibility for clients who park incorrectly, do not give license plate details in or who park in the disabled bay without a valid disabled badge.
All clients must give their registration number into reception in order to receive free parking.
Q: How do I book a room?
A: The best way is to call us on +44 (0) 7414 055 530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What are your opening hours?
A: Rooms are bookable 24/7 but have to be booked in advance. In general we will be on site from 4pm to 11pm every week day and all day at the weekend. The only restrictions we have on this is a small surcharge for access from 1am to 7am so our staff feel a bit happier for getting out of bed.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Our rooms are £9 per hour with 10% discount for under 18’s and 20% discount for any bands using our cages.
Q: What do I get free?
A: Each room comes with a full PA, a drum kit, a guitar amp, a bass amp and a couple of mics and XLRs. More mics are available if you need them and we have snare drums and cymbals available for a small charge for your session.
Q: How easy is access and load in?
We have a ramp you can drive right down to our back doors with a clearing height of 3m for a flat load in. Our other door has steps but access to the ramp is available at all times.
Q: Do you have any permanent rooms available?
A: We don’t have any rooms available on a monthly basis, however if you have a cage we will move your gear into a room before you arrive to rehearse (with your permission of course!) to make sure you get the maximum amount of time practicing.
Q: Do you sell strings and things?
A: Yes. We have a small shop on site selling strings, leads, sticks, skins, picks and other bits and pieces you might need to rehearse.
Q: Can you store my gear?
A: Yes. We have secure storage cages on site that are available to hire for £150 per month. You get 4 hours a month free rehearsal with this and 20% off our hourly rate on top. They are 1.5m X 2m X 2.4m so there’s plenty of space for all of your backline. We will be happy to move your gear from your cage into your room before you arrive if you want us to.
Q: Can you fix my gear?
A: Yes. If you need your instruments and amps repaired or maintained we have experienced crew who can help. Get in touch for details.
Q: Do you know any music teachers?
A: We have several private tutors who teach out of Sort and we’d love to put you in touch. Call us on +44(0)7414 055530 and we can chat about what you need.
Q: How soundproof are your rooms?
A: The soundproof reduction between rooms is 170 dB, meaning you’d need to play louder than a rocket launch for someone in another room to hear you.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: If you cancel less than 24 hours before your booking starts you will be charged at the full rate of your session.
Q: Can we eat and drink in your rooms?
A: As long as you respect the rooms you can eat and drink while you rehearse. But we don’t take kindly to drinks on top of amps – you’ve been warned! We’d prefer if you drink from bottles with lids and don’t eat anything messy. Bear in mind we have to clean up after you.
Q: Can we smoke on site?
A: No. Our front door gets the afternoon sun and is a nice place to sit and have a smoke. There is no smoking allowed anywhere inside our facility. This isn’t the 90s.
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