Manchester Photography Studio

About Us

A quality and affordable portrait and eCommerce photography studio for hire in central Manchester.

We’re located just off the city centre ring road with great access to Manchester city centre.

Studio Equipment

Our studio is clean and well equipped, with the following:

  • 3.6m wide by 8.7m long studio
  • x2 Bowens 500w flash heads with wireless trigger
  • x2 Bi-color dimmable LED continuous studio lights for film or photography (3200 to 5600K)
  • A selection of other lights including coloured LED tubes
  • 3m photography stand with a selection of paper backdrops*
  • 3×3 meter fabric green screen
  • A selection of diffusers, reflectors and coloured gels
  • Polyboards and stands
  • A selection of stands and grips
  • Table with lighted mirror
  • x2 smoke machines
  • Behringer x32 compact mixing desk
  • A selection of microphones, stands and cables for sound recording
  • Seating area with tea, coffee, water and biscuits
  • WiFi

*2.7m wide black or white paper included free with the session, other colours and sizes available for £20 each per session.


Hire the studio

If you’re a photographer you can book our Manchester studio with full use of all equipment. Book online today.

  • £25 per hour, minimum booking is 2 hours.
  • £150 for an 8 hour session

A lighting or filming assistant may be available for a fee. Just let us know what support you need in your booking request.

Book a photoshoot with Alexandra Photography

If you’re looking for a photographer to help capture your personal or professional profile images, we can help with that. Book online today.

  • £100 45 minute Portrait Photography Session
  • £125 90 minute Portrait Photography Session
  • £175 120 minute Portrait Photography Session


Contact Us

You can book online, or If you would like to contact us, please call Alex or Rachel on 07515 705443 or email

Find Us

Studio5 is situated on the 4th floor of Manchester’s Universal Buildings in Ardwick, just off the inner city ring road.

Getting Here

Studio 5 is a 15-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station or a 5 minute Taxi.

From Ardwick station its a 2 minute walk to the studio.

From M60:

From Leeds exit the M60 at Junction 12 and drive 10 minutes to the studio.

From Liverpool exit via the M602 to the Mancunian Way which is minutes from the studio.

The studio has a goods in entrance and a large heavy goods lift up-to-the 4th floor if bringing equipment.

Parking is available behind the building at £3.00 per day. Free on-street parking is available on a first-served basis nearby but it does get busy.

Universal Building, 37-49 Devonshire St N, Manchester M12 6JR

You can book online, or If you would like to contact us, please call Alex or Rachel on 07515 705443 or email