Vessel: Liverpool Studios

Hand–crafted, 2100ft² technically engineered creative environment.
A dream space for photographers and cinematographers alike, just minutes from Liverpool city centre, home to the largest independently owned three–wall infinity cove studio in the north west.
The cyc is over 10m wide, perfect for building and shooting large sets for photography, film, commercials and music videos – not to mention flawless overhead shots from our ceiling–mounted rails.
We’ve also accumulated an extensive equipment list, have technicians on standby to assist as required – plus lighting is included at no extra cost.
And should you require additional crew, our experienced in–house production team can be brought in to cover any aspect of production or post.
With an impressive client list, hosting productions from across the world, the facility is highly customizable venue for shoots of all sizes.

2100 SQFT | 176 SQM
12x25m – 8m high cove – 12m high ceiling

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Main Studio
Within the old merchant building on Cotton Street is a partially transparent roof, that gives the main studio plenty of diffused natural light across its 195 sqm.
The photographic zone has complete blackout curtains for precise lighting control and boasts an acoustically treated floating ceiling, perfect for capturing clean audio.
The huge white cyclorama bowl is complemented with a comprehensive range of professional photographic and film lighting, and has an optional 7x8x9m green screen that hangs from the ceiling across the whole length of the cove floor.
Suspended 7m from the studio floor is a bowens higlide system, with sprung pantographs and guide rails so you can easily adapt the lighting to suit your shoot.

11 x 9 x 8m cove
11.5 x 19 x 12m total space
Rails with carriages and pantographs at ~7m from cove floor
Selection of flash and constant lighting included with hire
Lighting stands, C-stands, double wind-ups, arms & knuckles
Rainbow selection of colorama
50w Bluetooth speakers built into cove
13amp sockets in floor and ceiling

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Portrait and Product Studio
In the rear of the building sits a custom–built portrait and product studio, with two–tier background roll system, a pair of Profoto B2 strobes, and a selection of modifiers and gels.
We have a selection of Colorama in rainbow shades, along with a variety of greys and whites.
Additionally, the studio has a selection of hand–made backgrounds, and a variety of metallic and organic textures, perfect for striking portrait and product imagery.

3.5 x 4.5 x 2.5m
Colorama rollers built into wall
Selection of colorama colors
2x Profoto B2 heads & modifiers
Additional seating & HDMI dupe of main studio output
13amp sockets in floor

Audio Studio
Whether you’re recording a podcast, voiceover, audiobook, or video game dialogue, we have the perfect setup for your requirements.
Our audio booth is fully isolated, and has been used to record hundreds of audiobooks and commercial voiceovers. It can be hired with or without an engineer, and we also offer recording, mixing and mastering at a per–finished–hour rate
The podcast studio has a selection of microphones, a mixer with Class A Servo–biased Preamps, featuring APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom.
It can also be set up for live–streaming video, or multi–cam records for later release.
The studio also has the capability to connect call–in guests via Bluetooth or TRRS, and can either multitrack in the mixer to microSD card, or output directly to your favorite audio software of choice.

3.5 x 4.5 x 2.5m podcast studio
1 x 1.5m x 2.5m audio booth
Adjustable mic scissor arms
XLR outputs
Optional USB2 and USB–C mixers

Private studios for artists, photogs, filmmakers
Vessel has three private studios hired on a monthly basis for artists working in the city on longer projects.
The monthly rate for your private room includes all bills, wifi, keys for 24hr access, use of the main studio and discounted rates thereafter, along with the potential for introduction to our in–house crew.
At time of writing, there is presently one studio available.

The studios are best seen with your own eyes – so please contact us for a viewing.

Additional Features
Makeup room and Makeup bar
Liverpool Studios has a fully furnished makeup room, with additional seats at a makeup bar adjacent to the infinity cove for quick touch–ups.

Stylist Station
Featuring tails and hangers, tables, a steamer, iron and ironing board – everything to get costume looking it's best for the camera.

The studio has a kitchen which is equipped with the essentials; microwave, mini oven and hobs.
Plus, our coffee bar has a Jura xs90 that makes an outstanding cup of coffee, and we also have a full range of herbal and decaf teas.

Private Bar
Liverpool Studios has a private bar for clients who book the studio out.
So whether you want to relax post shoot with a crisp Rum & Ginger or liven your shoot up with some bubbly, just let us know your favorites and we’ll be sure to stock up!

Backstage | Green Room
The comfortable backstage room has soft furniture and subtle lighting.
The room is perfect for costume changes, client meetings or simply as a video playback area.


2100 SQFT | 176 SQM
12 x 25m – 12m high




2000 — 3000 SQFT


Up to 60 people

  • Acoustic Treatment
  • Castings
  • Catering
  • Chill Area
  • Colorama
  • Cove
  • Daylight
  • Desk Rental
  • Digital
  • Dining
  • Dry Hire
  • Editing Facilities
  • Equipment Hire
  • Equipment Included
  • Events
  • Exhibitions
  • Film Studio
  • Food Shoots
  • Good for Recording
  • Green Room
  • Green Screen
  • Green Screen Cyc
  • Hair | Makeup Area
  • High Ceiling
  • Industrial
  • Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Lifestyle
  • Lighting Grid
  • Location Space
  • Meetings
  • Mezzanine
  • Multiple Spaces
  • Music Videos
  • Near Station
  • Overhead Shooting
  • Panelled Walls
  • Parking
  • Parties
  • Period Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Polyboards + Stands
  • Props
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Rehearsal Space
  • Rigging
  • Set or Set Build
  • Soundstage
  • Split Level
  • Table Top Shoots
  • VFX
  • Videography
  • Water Shoots
  • White Floors
  • White Walls
  • Wide Access
  • WiFi
  • Wired Internet
  • Wooden Floors
  • Workshops



12 Cotton Street
L3 7DY




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