The Factory

The Factory venue lives up to the name as it is situated on an industrial estate on the outskirts of Barnstaple, North Devon. The large airy auditorium has a raw industrial feel as the new music venue is situated within a large warehouse building.

The live music, arts and entertainment venue boasts a spacious main auditorium with a standing capacity of up to 800, complete with in-house Opus sound system and full lighting rig. The venue can be configured for 300, 500, 800 capacity events.

The Factory is available for both public and private hire. The Factory is an extremely flexible and unique space, so the perfect choice to host all types of events.

We are always happy to show people around, so please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

Recording Studio

The Factory recording studio is located within the heart of The Factory venue.

We work hard to provide one of the best equipped recording studios within the North Devon area, making it accessible for anyone to hire.

We strive to offer our clients the best quality recording in a friendly and relaxed environment. Our team of experienced engineers are extremely passionate to produce the perfect sound for each individual recording session.

The studio main recording platform is Pro Tools HD with a range of plug-ins. Teamed with the professional SSL Matrix digital desk
delivering premium quality audio. Full range of microphones and outboard available.

We have a large network of professional session musicians at hand.

The Factory recording studio is available for external hire at the following rates:

  • £240 per 8 hour day session
  • £120 per 4 hour evening session
  • Mixing services £30 per hour
  • Mastering services £36 per hour

Please note all recording sessions and services are subject to VAT

If you would like to have a look around and meet one of our house engineers please email

Rehersal Space

Here at The Factory we have five professional sound proof rehearsal booths. Each rehearsal booth is complete with backline equipment.

Backline provided includes:

  • Pearl Export drum kit with hi-hat and 2 cymbal stands
  • 2 guitar amps
  • 1 bass cab
  • 200W active monitor
  • 4 channel mixer
  • 2 microphones
  • 2 microphone stands

(additional equipment can be hired at additional cost)

The Factory rehearsal booths are available to hire
£30 per 3 hour session
Monday and Wednesday evenings between 6pm – 9pm

To book a rehearsal session please email or text 07446692751

Want to join our Street Team?

Do you want to gain free entry to any Factory promoted show? In exchange for putting up our posters in your area. We will also put any posters you send us, up in our venue too. 

Email: for an application form.