Studio 1

Studio 1 is one of the UK's largest TV floors, fully HD or SD equipped and is really is an amazing space for 'Super Shows', rehearsal space or as a sound stage.

Studio space

Our purpose built 12,000sqft flagship space, enables companies to push production limits. Studio 1 regularly hosts a live half hour show with 5-6  large bands playing one after the other, supported by our Studer vista 8 sound desk.

With shows such as Later with Jools Holland, Take Me Out and Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up being hosted in studio 1 it has an established reputation for delivering super shows.

Studio 1 has easy loading, air conditioning, wi-fi across the studio floor and dimmers.

With 9 AV signal distribution points and a fully sound treated space we are producing some of the best sound recordings in the industry, in conjunction with major music shows.

 

 

Studio galleries

Spacious, air conditioned and fully configurable, Studio 1 has superb production, viewing, lighting and sound galleries.

With a programmable intercom matrix and HD and SD vision matrices, our galleries can be set-out to suit your production needs. Our team of experienced engineers can set-up your EVS in the production gallery or if you prefer source you a sofa – we are that flexible!

Our acoustically treated sound gallery is arguably the best in the UK, designed by a leading sound supervisor with over 25 years experience, even the placement of the engineer’s seat is placed in an acoustically optimised position. With monitoring to the latest EBUR128 loudness standards and a Studer Vista 8 Sound Desk, the sound gallery can literally hear a pin drop.

Tech Specs

Studio 1 is one of the UK's largest TV floors, fully HD or SD equipped and it really is an amazing space for 'Super Shows', rehearsal space or as a sound stage.

  • 1,200 audience capacity seated or 2400 standing.
  • Fully motorised adaptable truss grid.
  • Two large capacity scene dock doors.
  • Width 84 ft (25.6 Meters)
  • Length 136 ft (41.5 Meters)

 

  • Height 26 ft (8.2 Meters)
  • Large HD production galleries, plus a viewing gallery
  • Set storage
  • Free on-site parking – upto 450 spaces available

Find us

By Car

Navigate to The Maidstone Studios, Vinters park, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5NZ. We’re just off the M20, Junction 7 sign-posted Maidstone. Find us on Google maps.

London Gatwick:  40 mins
London Heathrow: 60 mins
Folkestone/Dover: 35 mins

By Train

The nearest train station is Maidstone East (there are two train stations in Maidstone). Trains depart from London Victoria and London Bridge. From London St Pancras it’s 19 minutes to Ebbsfleet International station where we can organise for Production staff and crew a mini bus or car to pick up or drop off. A small charge applies and will need to be pre-booked.

London Bridge : 45 mins
London Victoria : 55 mins
St Pancras to Ebbs Fleet: 19 mins, plus 20 mins by road.
Ashford Int: 20 mins