Nepenthe Studios provide Video Production, Audio Recording, Photography Services & Rehearsal Spaces in our spacious multi-format studio: we also film or record on location.


Nepenthe Studios Ltd was incorporated as a limited company and started trading in 2006. The studio is located in the village of Kings Cliffe, in Northamptonshire, a few miles to the west of Peterborough. It is a family run business with a professional outlook. In 2012, the business expanded into the adjoining unit which provides space for the dedicated rehearsal room and photographic studio with dressing room, additional to the live recording room.

Our team

Producer and Videographer at Nepenthe Studios, Spike Nepenthe has a solid background in music and music technology. He is a skilled photographer with digital SLR and video rigs, adept with both sound and lighting as well as digital editing.
He is supported by fellow Director, Barbara Sandbach, on finance and administration.
New Director from September 2015 joining us as Videographer, Siobhan O'Neill, has a widely-experienced background, covering film, promotions and sports. Siobhan's music tuition covers drums, singing and theory, with exceptional pass rates amongst her students.

Our Studio and Control Rooms are equipped with high end video and audio technology. Spacious and fully air conditioned, the live room is a sound treated space of over 30 sq m, with a slanted ceiling for acoustic effect, with direct communication with the control room. Sound reverberation can be varied, with removable panels being an important part of the studio furnishing. To have a feel for this part of the studio, view our ‘Virtual Tour’ video clip.

The Stage Room is also fully air-conditioned and features a built-in stage, drum stage, PA and lighting, providing a realistic venue for rehearsal.
The Photographic studio also benefits from air-conditioning, offers a variety of backdrops including green screen, full lighting rigs and other equipment, and a personal dressing room is available.

Some instruments are available for hire within the studio, in particular an extensive drum kit, but feel free to bring your own musical equipment.

Refreshments are available in our Reception Area - from a Flavia vending machine we offer teas (including herbal or fruit), a variety of coffees, hot chocolate, and there is chilled water - or you are welcome to bring your own. In the village, Kings Cliffe has a local pub and shops which can provide you with other refreshments.
We accept cash or card payments, as well as direct bank transfers, but for cheque payments we'll ask for proof of address.
The studio was created for NRS in an industrial unit on the outskirts of the village of Kings Cliffe in Northamptonshire, located off the A47. It is especially convenient for Peterborough, Stamford, Oakham and Corby, and for locations from Kettering to Leicester, from Grantham to Cambridge. The studio is also a cost-effective alternative to London recording studios, being an hour's drive up the A1.

Business clients include
In no particular order: NHS, Access Prepaid Worldwide; AB Agri; The Peterborough School; Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists; Hinchingbrooke Sports College; Brightfields Children's Centre; Caterpillar Inc; Exon Mobil; GE Water Mobile; Exhibition Plus, John Clare poetry; Moore Stephens; Chinese Now!; Ruptly TV; ICTV Brands; Strawman Creative; Cambridge Weight Plan; Accsys Design; icommentate; Stamford Shakespeare Company; Fixers UK; C&C Empathy Training Ltd; Hunt & Coombs; Ravencourt; Project Heaven; Mark Acred Business Support; Garden Radio; Stamford Cheese Cellar; Turino Wheels; Speakeasy; Buglife, and others.
Nepenthe Recording Studios Ltd is incorporated as a limited company, number 05736510. The registered office of the company is Rutland House, Minerva Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6PZ.