Rental Studio and Workspace for Creative Professionals



Cap Gun Studios is a large warehouse-style photography rental studio in the historic West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri, at 1219 Union Ave. 2,500 square feet of space is available to rent for full-day or half-day rates. The studio features a full wall of north-facing windows, rustic brick walls and wood plank floors. Our space is ideal for still photography and video that does not require sound recording during filming. We are currently open and taking reservations, however masks are required with the exception of subjects during filming/photographing. Studio is cleaned and disinfected before and after client rentals.


White paper sweep
Dark and light wood panel backgrounds on casters
3 standing/sitting work desks
10 ft work table with bench seating
Kitchen with refrigerator, Keurig, microwave, and sink
2 bathrooms (one large enough for dressing room)
600 sq ft meeting area with mid-century modern seating
Large flat-screen television with Apple TV enabled
Freight elevator*

* Cap Gun Studios is located on the second floor of the building. The freight elevator may be used to bring equipment and props up to the space. Individuals are not allowed to ride in the elevator, however. Cap Gun Studios is not an ADA accessible space.


Half Day
$250/ half-day
5 hour block. Additional hours available for $65/hr.
Multi-Day Rates
$475/ day
10 hour block per day. Rental days must be consecutive. Additional hours available per day at $65/hr.


Meeting Space

Need to host a client meeting? We offer hourly use of our meeting space for creative professionals.


We offer a limited number of studio bays for a monthly fee. One year lease required.


Need a photographer? Our in-house photographers would love to help. Rates and availability may vary.


Deposit and cancellation terms

We require a 25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. The remaining amount must be paid the day of your scheduled studio reservation. You can cancel your booking at any time, but the deposit is still non-refundable. You are also welcome to reschedule your reservation instead.

Is this space ideal for shooting video with sound?

We recommend that you not shoot video that requires sound to be recorded on-site in this space. There is a restaurant below us and there is no soundproofing. The recording quality would likely not be great.

Parking and elevator access

There is on-street parking available in front of the building and back lot parking available behind the building, but the parking lot is not in great shape, so park with care. If you need access to the freight elevator, that will be in the alley behind the building and one of our staff will be on-site to help you with access.