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The Boiler Works

Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

The Boiler Works logo

The Boiler Works

Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent


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Nisha Jka

19 August 2019

I went to Venombase Studios recently for a free workshop they were running on advice for musicians building their identity, niche, and brand. It was so helpful! Chris even ran one:one short sessions where you could converse with him or one of the other speakers, explaining your current roadblocks to which they would provide some tailored advice. This helped me to realise I've been spinning too many plates and need to refocus. Definitely got a positive and warm vibe from them, so would be intrigued to book in recording time once I've decided my next song! More...


Ebony Cherise

12 July 2019

I have attended 3 events here and found them to be very useful as a model. They are very supportive and helpful.


Sam Millard

27 June 2019

Very helpful, had to rearrange practices and borrow instruments at extremely short notice. The guys are legends!


Jo Samuels

18 June 2019

I have attended two events at the studio and Emma is an excellent photographer and very friendly and welcoming too.


Clive Martin

28 May 2019

Very impressed with the range of knowledge that Chris and the staff that work with him have. Just recently went to an open day event where I had the chance to also network with other musicians PR's etc. love the range of facilities here from the rehearsal rooms, great equipment, photo studio's and more. Did my first session playing here on my Sax and Chris's engineering was spot on.. Definatly looking forward to doing more at Venombase studios and felt very inspired to take my talent further.. Thanks Chris and to every one else i met there who really did inspire.. You guys I recommend to anyone :) More...


Cee Bee

16 April 2019

Friendly, helpful staff and a vibrant atmosphere. A great selection of spaces, lights, modifiers and backdrops at great prices. Highly Recommended!!


Jude Edwards Hadfield

8 April 2019

A great place, fantastic people and lots of creative space


Milena Szklarska

11 March 2019

Visited to make use of the photography studio, excellent facilities! Great lighting set! Very pleased and impressed! I highly recommend it!!


Em James

1 December 2018

Excellent photo shoots would highly recommend to anyone looking to have a family shoot done


Cathie Bonich

24 November 2018

Great with two lively labradors for a photo shoot! Got some great photos to!


Richard Shipley

14 August 2018

A successful rehearsal at venombase tonight for #finery. Its clean friendly and the onsite gear is quality.


Aliysha Zahra Frith

27 July 2018

Absolutely amazing! I can't thank Emma enough! It was my wedding on 7th July and my videographer cancelled on the day - my maid of honour got in touch and after she heard the story Emma travelled to us at the venue and was our videographer! She was so professional and it was so good of her to come on such short notice! I have received the DVD and keep watching it over and over again - it's amazing! I'm so lucky that due to her kindness I was able to look back at footage of the day! Emma you are such a good person and so talented at what you do - the music, the clips and overall the quality is so good! I am so pleased! Thank you for saving the day ��� Kenny & Aliysha x More...


Hazel Small

25 July 2018

An amazing space with wonderful people... looking forward to working with them more in the future


Kobby Kumi Jr.

25 July 2018

Amazing service.Photos were well edited and sent promptly after the shoot. Photographers were friendly and understanding of the type of pictures I wanted.Would definitely recommend!


Emily Hambleton

24 July 2018

Well what can I say!!! Complete lifesaver!! It was my best friends wedding and the videographer cancelled at 9 in the morning when the wedding was at 2. We phoned around everywhere begging for help as the bride was upset and our last chance hope was Emma. Although she normally makes music videos she agreed to come and help and she literally saved the wedding!! Emma is so so lovely and was completely professional and amazing. She is incredible at her job and all of the guests commented how lovely she was. I will never be able to thank her enough for saving the day!! Amazing!!! ��� More...


Emma Kitson

13 July 2018

Took my 2 dogs for a free shoot and they were absolutely incredible. They knew how to get the best pics and were so friendly the whole shoot was enjoyable and the dogs found it a hugely fun game. I’m over the moon with the pics I can’t thank you guys enough. More...


Amanda J Lewis

1 July 2018

Recently had my pets photos done here. I have to say what a great time we all had and the pictures are stunning. Thank you so much from Amanda, Ian, Ellie, Murphy and Spike �


Aidan Howard

13 May 2018

Always go here! Chris and the staff help you out so much. The rooms are great and even get offered free tea and coffee when you get to your room! Equipment is decent and always there to help you if you aren't down with how things work ���. Will be booking again soon. More...


James Smith

25 April 2018

I have been bringing my band to practice here for just over a year now and was practicing at Venombase for several years before that. The rooms are outstanding and the service provided is fantastic. You wont be dissapointed! More...


Steph Ibbs

22 April 2018

Fantastic venue for your photography needs great space and everything you need :)


Denise Cash

18 April 2018

I had pet photography done here and the service was excellent staff very friendly and the photos were brill it took a while get some photos because the dog didn't want sit still but emma the photographer was very patient with him and we got some good photos thank you


Amanda Howell

18 April 2018

We had a lovely photo shoot with Emma Bridgwood. It was very relaxed and professional session. The photos that we received were amazing, and provided lovely captured moments of our little family. We were so impressed with the quality of the photos that we have also had a large copy of one of the photos printed on a canvas to give to grandparents as a gift. More...


Simon Cooper

17 April 2018

I booked the Boiler Works for a two hour shoot today, Emma was very helpful and we had full range of all the equipment. Nice place to go.


Craig Platt

8 March 2018

Top venue - Chris is a brilliant technician


Viktoria Toth

10 February 2018

Fist time I visited this studio, my friend has recommended it. I was very pleased and impressed!!!!! All was very organized and great studio set up! Everybody was very welcoming, friendly and helpful! If you are looking for peers and studio - this is the place to go to! I highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!��� More...


Helen Dubach

19 January 2018

I hired Emma to photograph my parents anniversary party. She was great - professional and patient, and the photos look amazing!


Simon Brown

19 January 2018

I've done quite a few monthly photography networking nights here now, and there is always a lovely warm welcome by those that run the place. Emma does a great job and makes the effort to try and add a bit of variety to the rooms. The models are of varying experience but always very patient! and accommodating and have all been great to talk to and shoot. There is a good turn out of photographers, and I've found most are very considerate of the other photographers that may be in the same room and there is a lovely friendly atmosphere between us all. A bit of fun banter, easy to talk to and helpful. Overall I can't ask for more to practice and learn. A warm welcome on arrival as you are booked in, tea and coffee provided, access to other areas of the building, and great people all around. A lovely place to learn my trade and meet new people on both sides of the lens. More...


Becky Jones

15 January 2018

Visited to make use of there photography studio, Emma who was working at the time was fantastic, she helps us to become aware of all the facilities to hand as well as offering us advice and tips. Will definitely be returning again I future and I would definitely recommend the venue. More...


David Stanway

28 November 2017

I was fortunate enough to be able to shoot at The Boiler Works last Thursday evening with the fabulous Rachyy Downes. Excellent equipped studio & very friendly people! I would not hesitate in recommending the studio! Look forward to returning there very soon!! More...


Chris Hunt

4 November 2017

I love this place! Everyone is so friendly and helpfull. Highly recommended!


Nicky Burndred

3 November 2017

Lovely folk, great setup and very good hospitality x


David Chadwick

31 October 2017

Excellent studio facilities, great lighting set, shot here many times now, always helpful staff about, if Emma or Chris aren’t there, there’s always some one who will go out of there way to make sure you have all you need


Stu ShaggyDoo Gilman

3 August 2017

Booked us in last minute. Great room, run by very friendly helpful and professional staff. Providing great tea and coffee aswell. Provided free drums and amps. Couldn't fault it. Thanks again guys More...


Rich Brown

2 August 2017

1st jam with you guy last night awesome little set up and really friendly staff!


Kelly Burndred EM

16 May 2017

Love this place. My son has drum lessons and is picking it up very quickly. Chris Dulson is a great teacher, professional and approachable. Very highly recommended!


Amy McNeil

12 May 2017

Great place; operated really well by friendly people, and excellent facilities. We went to Builders' Club and we grown ups had as much fun as the kids did! Highly recommended. We will definitely be back soon :-) More...


Nigel Latham

27 April 2017

Absolutely brilliant company, Chris is a fabulous guy made me feel at ease and welcome. Facilities are very comfortable and provide a relaxed atmosphere. I would highly recommend Venombase Studios weather your a novice like me or a professional group. My daughter loved the music video thanks Chris. More...


Tony Woolliscroft

14 April 2017

Great space with great people who couldn't help you more


McCarthy Susan

12 March 2017

If you want everything artistic under one roof this is the place to go. Love Love Love


Kerry Adel Cooper

16 February 2017

My son had drum and guitar lessons tonight, we both loved every minute � � �� thank you


Nicola Barbara

11 November 2016

Love clubercise!! Will be making it a regular part of my week x


Phil Bridgwood

5 September 2016

Great place. Starting with the highly dedicated staff who will help with all enquiries. Great facilities too. Dance Studio. Practice room. And Photo studio. Certainly is a one stop shop. Great range of courses. More...


Loz Ibbotson

10 August 2016

Awesome studio, the staff here are really on point and know their stuff. Will certainly return!


Adam Booth

12 December 2015

Excellent studio,and excellent people!!!.for all your musical needs!.


Rachel Williams

11 November 2015

Both Professional and friendly at the same time, would recommend this place if you are after a quality service


Emma Bridgwood

5 November 2015

Everything under one roof who could ask for more!!


Steve Franklyn

26 September 2015

Very friendly staff and all the experience in the world. I've done some backing vocals and they gave me loads of advice.. Very professional and highly recommended More...


Dani J Rankin

8 September 2015

Spend 4 days out of 7 here and it never ceases to amaze me how hard everyone works involved in this place! Morning to night aspiring to expand and improve. Myself and the guys in Circus Junkie Rebels use everything from Recording, Rehearsing, Distribution to Management, Music Videos and Promotion and we haven't been disappointed yet, met some amazing people over the years and it just keeps on getting better ;) More...


Phil Bridgwood

4 September 2015

What can I say about this place. The staff are friendly and welcoming with a great knowledge of the music industry. The building has a nice spacious reception area with a comfortable chill out area. Both rehersal rooms have airconditioning which is great for long hot days practising. The range of services is fantastic. All this adds up to a really enjoyable experience. Keep up the good work guys. More...


Brad Thomas

11 May 2015

Great facilities and awesome people! Definitely one of our favourite studios!


Chris Joines

6 March 2015

Awesome place to rehearse/record and a very friendly and professional service !!


Chris Walsh

13 February 2015

Just what I was looking for! Such enthusiasm. Such Professionalism. It justs feels good, feels right. Chris W. (Harpsmoke)


Sheena Bratt

24 January 2015

Awesome studio! Great people too! Highly recommended! :)


Asa James Simpson

3 November 2014

Cool as n cool people rock n fuking roll man


Julia Mosley

20 February 2014

Lovely and friendly staff, great facility for bands across the area!


Rob Taylor

13 September 2012

Fantastic studio, great set up and a great engineer ! Can't wait to get back in !

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