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Welcome to the Utopia Soundstage, a classic video and music recording facility nestled in the Catskill Mountains of Woodstock, NY

Built by legendary music manager Albert Grossman (Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Band, Peter, Paul & Mary) for rockstar and music video pioneer Todd Rundgren as part of the Bearsville Records complex, this studio has been responsible for hit albums and groundbreaking music videos. This Soundstage is now available to artists, producers, directors, filmmakers, photographers, and event planners.

Day and week rates for the Soundstage are available, as well as complete packages for music recording and production, video shoots and post production, rehearsals, events, and showcases.


(845) 679-7600
Ext 34


293 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY


  • Full reheasal P/A
  • 46x60ft room w/ 30ft ceiling
  • Lighting grid
  • 2 full baths w/ shower and steamroom
  • Full electric services
  • Solid slab floor
  • 360° floor-to-ceiling black draping
  • Audio engineering by Flymax Recording which is owned by multi platinum engineer Pete Caigan 


In 1979, Bearsville Studios opened Utopia Video Studios for Todd Rundgren, a cutting-edge audio/video production enterprise designed by The Walters-Storyk Design Group, a world-renowed architectural design and acoustic consulting firm. Utopia was home to the creation of some of the first MTV videos, including Rundgren’s 1981 hit “Time Heals”. Over the years, the Utopia Soundstage has been used for recording and rehearsal purposes by Phil Lesh, Gov't Mule, Natalie MerchantBlues Traveler, Slick Rick, Chrissie Hynde, Splendor, Happy Traum's Homespun Tapes, and more.

Since 1999, the Utopia Soundstage has been operated by world­renowned independent radio station Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST which has welcomed many internationally recognized and touring artists to grace the Utopia stage for live broadcast performances, interviews and video shoots, including Warren Haynes, Dawes, Jackie Greene, Lucius, Houndmouth, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Kate Pierson (of The B52's)Mercury Rev, The Jayhawks, Sharon Van Etten, The Felice Brothers, The Lone Bellow, Marco Benevento, Amy Helm, Mike Doughty and many others.

Rent Utopia

Video & Film

  • TV / Film Set
  • Photo Shoots
  • Music Videos
  • Live Broadcasts
  • TV Commercials / Infomercials / Promos

Equipment / Facilities:

  • Large lighting grid (possibility of 200+ lights)
  • 12 basic short / med throw lights (some with gels)
  • Huge refinished green-screen

Cameras, crew, and additional equipment rates available upon request.

Audio & Rehearsals

  • Multi-track HD recording
  • Full-production music rehearsals
  • Film / TV Scoring
  • SFX / Sound design

Equipment / Facilities:

  • Assorted bass / guitar / drum backline
  • 32 Channel PA with all speakers, mics, cables, stands

Additional recording / mixing rates and equipment list available upon request provided by Flymax Recording (full gear list).

Events & Parties

  • Parties
  • Showcases / Small Concerts
  • Screenings
  • Conferences

Equipment / Facilities:

  • Large lighting grid (possibility of 200+ lights)
  • 12 basic short / med throw lights (some with gels)
  • 16 Channel PA with all speakers, mics, cables, stands

Online ticketing services and event personnel available upon request.

Plus all general facilities:

  • Solid slab floor
  • Full electric service
  • Black draping of room perimeter, top to bottom
  • Massive double-doors for sound isolation
  • Ground-level loading dock with dual-bay doors
  • 50 black folding chairs
  • Use of 2 restrooms with showers and steamroom
  • 45 pieces of 4 x 4-ft, 4-in high moveable staging



Contact us for rental inquiries!

Address: 293 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Call: (845) 679-7600 x34

Or send us a note:

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