• Glass Barrel Studios 3 Hours Hire
  • Glass Barrel Studios 3 Hours Hire

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Glass Barrel Studios has a choice of coloured backdrops
choice of studio backdrops

Having the right background is essential for creating professional images.
Glass Barrel Studios includes a selection of professional coloured paper backgrounds in a choice of colours with more being added regularly.

Glass Barrel Studios has a choice of studio lights
choice of studio lights

Having the right lighting is essential when working in the studio.
Glass Barrel Studios includes a selection of continuous and flash studio lights, all with Bowens S fit connector and adjustable stands.

Glass Barrel Studios has a choice of softboxes, reflectors and modifiers
choice of modifiers

Controlling of light and shadow is essential for producing great images.
Glass Barrel Studios has a choice of softboxes, reflectors, umbrellas, modifiers and a beauty dish. We add more regularly or you can bring your own.

Glass Barrel Studios has a growing selection of props and sets
choice of props and sets

Glass Barrel Studios is constantly evolving. We regularly add more props, sofas and studio sets so there is always something new for you to create great images.

Get cheaper studio hire

Discounts are available for repeat bookings and Glass Barrel Studio Club Members. You can buy regular studio time for less money.

Additional Features
Looking for models or an MUA for your shoot?

Our models and make up artists can be hired to help make your shoot more professional so you can bring your creative vision to life.

Do you need extra support, mentoring or tuition?

Perhaps you would like some mentoring to improve your skills. We can provide all the extra support and tuition you need.

Do you want specific backgrounds, props or sets?

If you want something we do not already provide, you can let us know in advance and we will always try and help. (Extra costs will apply)

Hair and Makeup Facilities

  • The studio has its own private hair and make up room with wash basin and mirrors.
  • There is clothes hanging space along with an iron and a clothes steamer.
  • There is a shower too. We also have towels and robes should you need them.

Reception & Waiting Area

  • The studio has a seperate reception and waiting area.

Facilities for users with a disability

  • The studio has disability friendly access and toilet facilities.

Dimensions of Studio

  • Length = 28 Feet / 8.5344 Metres
  • Width = 13.5 Feet / 4.1148 Metres

Equipment, Props & Sets

The studio has the following equipment with more being added regularly:

  • 3 x 300w flash head lights with Bowens S fit connector
  • 3 x 250w flash head lights with Bowens S fit connector
  • 2 large rectangular softboxes and 2 smaller ones
  • 2 large square softboxes and 2 smaller ones
  • 1 x beauty dish and 2 x strip boxes
  • Reflectors, Brollies, Infra Red triggers etc
  • Selection of Coloured Paper Backgrounds
  • Selection of Fabric Backgrounds and curtains
  • Selection of sofas, chairs and posing stools
  • Growing selection of props and sets

Maximum two Photographers (extra photographers charged at £12.00 per hour each)

The set up and take down of lights, sets and props must be completed within the time hired

We do not charge for part of an hour. Any part of an hour is charged at the full hourly rate

Studio Paper – charged at £6 per metre* if the paper is damaged/soiled or left in an unacceptable state.
* It is important you inspect and report any problems with paper immediately upon arrival at the studio.

Studio Hire Cancellation

If you cancel your studio hire the following fees will apply. (no exceptions)

  • 1 week notice = We Will Not Charge You
  • 2 to 6 days notice = 50% hire fee will be charged
  • 24 Hours or less notice = FULL hire fee will be charged


  • You break it, You Buy it. No Exceptions.
  • Any broken/damaged equipment will be charged at cost for repair/replacement.
  • All breakages, losses or damages to the facility or furnishings will be charged at cost.

Further Information

  • We reserve the right to refuse to provide services or studio hire at our discretion.
  • We do not tolerate any acts of aggression, abuse or unacceptable behaviour.
  • This will result in immediate termination of hire and ejection from the studio.
  • You will be charged in full for studio hire and any damage caused.

Location Location Location

We are centrally located, two minutes walk from mainline and underground train stations and bus stations.

  • The studio is minutes from all main bus and train routes.
  • We are five minutes from Liverpool by train or using the Birkenhead tunnel.
  • We are on the A41 and only 30 minutes from Chester and North Wales.
  • Two minutes from Hamilton Square train station
  • Liverpool - 5 Mins by train or using the Birkenhead tunnel
  • Chester, M53/M56 motorways, North Wales and beyond - 30 Mins

Finding Chester Street, Birkenhead, Wirral.

Drag and drop the map below to find your best route to Birkenhead, Wirral.

Finding Chester Street, Birkenhead, Wirral.

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Walking from Birkenhead Hamilton Square Rail Station

  1. Turn Right out of the Station onto Hamilton Street.
  2. Continue walking heading towards Hamilton Square.
  3. Continue walking past Mortimer Street.
  4. Continue walking past Brandon Street.
  5. Continue walking past Birkenhead Town Hall.
  6. Cross the junction of Hamilton Square and Duncan Street.
  7. Walk past the car park on your left.
  8. At the next corner turn left onto Market Street.
  9. Walk to the end of the street and at the junction turn right
  10. Glass Barrel Studios is in the row of shops on your right.
  11. The address is 120 Chester Street, Birkenhead, CH41 5DL.

Find Us Using a Sat-Nav

When programming your Sat Nav device, use the postcode CH41 5DL or type in Chester Street, CH41.
You can also enter our full street address and postcode for your Sat Nav.

By Car from Birkenhead Tunnel

  • As you exit the Birkenhead tunnel, turn left to use the Chester Street toll exit.
  • As you drive through the traffic lights the Antiques Triangle is immediately on the left.

Access and Parking

  • There are several public car parks nearby.
  • There is metered parking on Cross Street, Albion Street and Hamilton Square.
  • There is a public car park situated behind Hamilton Street/Market Street on Duncan Street.
  • Charges for parking start from £ 1.00 per hour / £ 4.00 per day.
  • Parking is FREE after 6pm Monday - Friday.
  • Disabled access is at the rear of the building on Cross Street.