Studio Overview

Based in Leeds Central Library, Studio12 is for young people age 16-30 living in Leeds.
We’re open Tuesday – Friday 1pm until 5pm

The space houses a fully equipped studio with a wide range of industry standard multimedia, video, photography, music equipment and software packages. People accessing Studio12 are encouraged and supported to explore non-traditional routes into the creative industry and create avenues into work. Members have opportunities to work towards attaining an accredited qualification and developing bespoke portfolios of work in line with the latest industry developments.

Find out more about becoming a member

Inside Studio12 in Leeds Central Library

Studio12 provides FREE access to a visual and audio production studio for 16 – 30 year olds living in Leeds

Photo of a Singer at Studio12
Bianca Gerald at BBC Introducing with Alan Raw


Professional music software and hardware to produce electronic music is available. There is a sound booth for recording vocals which can be booked by Studio12 members. Plenty of keyboards available.

Software: Studio12 runs a range of music software to produce including Abelton Live, Logic, Cubase, Reason and FL Studio with NI Komplete Plugins

Studio12 Photo studio
Studio12 Photo studio


A professional photography studio is available, which is free for members and groups.

Software: Editing photos can be completed in Adobe Photoshop and Light Room.
Access to: Canon and Nikon cameras in addition to studio lighting and backdrops. 

Filming the Writing Britain Short Film


Studio12 hosts a wide range of cinematic film equipment, providing young people with access to production equipment, training and support for film projects. A professional film studio is available, which is free for members and groups. We have access to Blackmagic cine cameras, canon and Panasonic digital cameras. We have a range of lighting and sound recording equipment. 

Adobe Premiere CC editing, colour-grading with DaVinci Resolve, After Effects for post production, C4D for 3d work, Apple Logic X, Izotope, PluralEyes for sound production.

Image of Robot designed in C4D cad software
Student at Studio12 using VR to model 3D image


Studio12 hosts a number of industry software packages and hardware to produce designs for your media applications. 

The full Adobe CC software in addition to scanners and drawing tablets are available to produce designs. We have large format printers, laser printers and 3D printers available to members.

Business Support

Studio12 has a number of ways to support your own business including access to software, hardware and the Library’s Business and IP Centre – a one stop for all your business needs.


We also run a variety of masterclasses working with professional industry mentors in a range of short and long workshops. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates and check out our opportunities page

Take A tour


Studio12, Central Library, Calverley St
Tel: 0113 3787016

Open Hours

[Temporary Hours 1pm - 4:30pm]

Tuesday - Friday: 1pm – 5pm
Weekends: Closed