We’re currently only open for working bands and solo sessions. – Updated 4th January 2020
Why is Casemates allowed to stay open?
As we provide a professional service to working musicians, we can stay open so they can continue to work. The guidance we’ve received from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport confirm that bands and individuals can still rehearse from a covid-secure venue, such as a rehearsal studio, provided that they are a working band or individual, and that their work cannot be carried out at home.
What defines a working band?
The musicians union defines a working band as both professionals or part-time professionals who are rehearsing towards potential or actual paid engagements.
Can I still book a solo session?
Yes, any indiviual is allowed to book a solo session to keep their skills in order for when they are able to return to live performance again. We have updated our website so solo sessions can now be booked online.
It is the responsibility of you, the customer, to keep up to date and follow all government guidelines whilst using Casemates. Any bands not following the guidance will be asked to leave without a refund.
More guidance can be found here.
Casemates has been an established music rehearsal studio since 1994 and is suitable for bands at any stage of their development. We have four rehearsal studios., each equipped with professional backline, valve guitar amps and active PA systems. We’re situated in the Hilsea Lines in Portsmouth. An 18th Century fortification full of history and impressive architecture. We occupy a grade 2 listed building.