ROOMS & RATES
Every main hall studio comes equipped with a vocal PA & 2 mics/cables.
Hourly rates are $15. Or, $175 gets your whole band unlimited practice time for 30 days in a choice of 18'x18' PA-equipped rooms. Store your gear in a secure lockup at no extra charge. For use of larger studios, add $2/hour.
Studio 1: PA Audio Centron 500watt stereo power amp, 250watts per channel at 8 ohms, Yamaha mixer, XLR and quarter-inch inputs 15" Peavey full-range speakers with horns.
PA: QSC RMX850 500watt stereo power amp, 250watts per channel at 8 ohms. Yamaha mixer, 15" JBL full-range speakers with horns.
Studio 3 PA: Peavey 800watt amp, 400watts per channel. 4-channel mixer, XLR and quarter-inch inputs, 15" full-range Yamaha BR15 speakers with horns,
Studio 4 PA:Fender Passport, 450watts. 4-channel mixer, XLR and quarter-inch inputs. 15" full-range Yamaha BR15 speakers with horns.
Studio 5 mirrors, 34' ballet barre, maple floor, acoustic piano.
PA: Crest 2600 CPX power amp. Yamaha mixer, XLR and quarter-inch inputs, Peavey 215 Double 15" full-range speakers with horns. Standalone CD player with remote control
Hourly Rate: $17,
Monthly Rate: $175 plus $2/hour
Necropolis3,000 sq ft room features 16'x16' stage and vocal PA. Available for rehearsals, workshops, private meetings, video and photo shoots. $20/hour covers up to 20 people. $45/hour covers up to 50 people.
Private Studios - leave your gear set up 24/7
24/7 access with private keyed entrance. Dedicated 20-amp circuit with 12+ grounded outlets. No lease required, keep the room as long as you want without a term commitment or choose a lease for discounted rate.Can be remodelled to suit.
Dimensions: 18'x18'x12' (most)
Monthly Rate: $150-$350
Some smaller and larger rooms are available but most private studios are sized 18'x18' and priced monthly as follows:
$275 = 1 year lease, $300 = 6 mo lease, $350 = month-to-month
HOURS: 6pm-2am daily. Day bookings on request
LOCATION: 3957 Park Ave, St. Louis MO 63110
RENTALS & MENU
“It is every one’s right to contribute a verse,” declared Shelby (DJ Qualls) in the 2005 film Hustle and Flow.
“Young people will always seek out good music,” musician Jack Casady once said.
These two principles, the importance of expressing oneself creatively, and the unifying power of music through the ages, are the reason Utopia Studios exists.
Great music has always come out of St. Louis. This city’s musical heritage, from ragtime to blues to jazz, rock, punk, and hip hop, is celebrated worldwide. Utopia Studios is honored to help musicians of this era, young and old, of any genre, keep the tunes flowing.
Our journey as a small, independent rehearsal hall began in Jan 2002 when Spence and Amy Harrison, a musician-and-dancer, husband-and-wife partnership, opened Berzerker Studios in Midtown St. Louis. Recognizing an unfilled local need for safe, affordable practice space, Berzerker Studios was the first PA-equipped, hourly rehearsal hall in town, and the first St. Louis rehearsal spot that was legitimately licensed and insured. This meant musicians not only had a dedicated place to practice without upsetting family, neighbors and the police, but they did not have to store their expensive gear in a freezing/sweltering shed/garage or abandoned building at risk of theft or damage.
This was the first rehearsal hall worldwide to offer access to its studios with a monthly membership, an option which brought affordability to many financially-strapped band budgets. This concept is being replicated elsewhere now in the industry.
In 2004, the owners purchased a disused 1904 tobacco factory with its own parking lot and 3x the space of the original location. They changed its name to Utopia Studios and set to work building out the facility, one room at a time. Today, 9 years later, Utopia Studios offers 24 rehearsal spaces, a recording studio, dance studio, two stages, full bar and lounge, plus additional warehouse and artist workshop areas. Services provided also include instrument rentals and onsite storage.
Utopia Studios would not have been possible without the help of many people over the years. Quite a few customers who frequented the studio in 2002 are still regulars on the schedule today.
Andy Goldberg, Daniel Harris, Jerame Brown, Jimmy Sanchez, Daniel Byington and Ollie Langhorst are among the first round of helpers who got Utopia Studios off the ground.
We are continually awed by the local musicians in the community for their talent and support, especially when considering our customer base is purely from word of mouth referrals. Stop by any night of the week to jam, or even just to enjoy coffee and wifi or cheap beer and shots with a round of atari or foosball. D, Justine and Sabrina will be happy to see you.
Lounge, Bar and Front Desk Always free for bands to unwind in before/during/after rehearsal, and for conducting band-related biz. 3,000 sq ft with seating for 50 guests, small convenience shop with things like strings and batteries. Free wifi, stereo, Satellite TV/DVD, 80" projection screen, Pool, darts, foosball, retro arcade games, Playstation etc. The lounge is available (small fee, case-by-case basis), for photo/video shoots, meetings, workshops and CD listening parties.
The snackbar is fully stocked with hot and cold eats/drinks.
Recording engineer Tazu (and his buddy; thanx Mark!) built a sweet vocal booth in Studio 0. Finishing touches are being added to the control room now so he'll be ready to take care of all your recording needs in Jan!
Private Room Available NOW: Rare opportunity to snag a 24/7 access space. 18'x18', 12' ceiling. $275 down, same per month for 1 year. Other terms available. Call 314-773-3660.
New expansions planned for Jan 2014--
New RECORDING Studio: Studio 0, its adjoining control room, and ace engineer Tazu Marshall will be available for tracking and mixing your project. $35/hour. Package discounts available. Pics and details coming soon!
New HOURS: Daytime hours being added to the schedule. Come in and get your set tight while the place is relatively quiet. Theatre groups, dance troupes and photographers, this is especially for you!
New CLASSES: Instructors wanted to teach dance, fitness, music instruction and martial arts. Make $$ doing what you love, with NO ROOM RENTAL COSTS! Call 314-773-3660 now to inquire about this opportunity.
New STAGE: A showcase area with 16'x16'x3' stage, has been built on the main hall and is being equipped for use begining Spring 2014. Pics and details will be added soon.
New MENU: The BAR, already offering great prices on BEER and SHOTS, as well as hot and cold snacks, will get a new selection of tasty little items to get you through rehearsal and beyond. Stop by anytime and bring your friends.