Common Room Studio is a light-filled collaborative creative space in the Potomac Yard neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Our 800 square feet include a kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, and Nespresso machine, open floor plan, large south-facing windows and a skylight, and bright white walls and floors. The space is an ideal film and photography studio, or can be used to host workshops, off-sites, meetings, and small private events!

All rentals are approved on a case-by-case basis.

All Common Room Studio rentals include wifi, furniture, and kitchenette access. No cooking is allowed on-premises, but there are several restaurant options in the area – including a lovely bakery immediately next door.

You can book the space right here!

Common Room Studio

Common Room Studio

Common Room Studio

Common Room Studio

Common Room Studio

Common Room Studio


Photography Sessions

Common Room Studio is a light-filled space with south-facing windows, a skylight, and bright white walls – the perfect backdrop for any photo shoot! We welcome portrait sessions, styled shoots, retail and catalog shoots, and more! Photography rentals start at $50/hr with a 3-hour minimum. Please email us at commonroomstudio@gmail.com with your requested date, timeframe, and the type of photo shoot and we’ll be happy to provide you with a custom rental quote!

For styled shoots, you are welcome to rent props from our prop closet, including vintage glassware, tableware, styling accessories, and party decorations. Props are available to rent for an additional $50/day with a $150 security deposit (all props must remain onsite)



Common Room Studio is dedicated to fostering creativity in our community, and we love hosting workshops! We’re always looking for new teachers, including out of town teachers! We can accommodate up to 20 seated students, although our normal workshop size is 12-16 students.

Send your workshop ideas to commonroomstudio@gmail.com. Please include the workshop price, photos of the product, and any experience you’ve had teaching the class. There is a flat hosting fee of $100 per workshop, and all of the proceeds go straight to you.


Work Off-Sites

For work off-sites, we provide a table and seating for up to 20 people. We also have casual seating in our living room area. Additional tables and chairs can be rented from an approved vendor. Off-site rentals are available for $400 per day (an 8-hour rental).

Common Room Studio does not permit on-site cooking. You are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages, or work with one of our approved vendors.

All events must end by 11:00pm and all clean-up must be completed by midnight.


There is limited street parking directly in front of Common Room Studio. We recommend utilizing the free parking garage located directly across the street from Common Room Studio. Overnight parking is not permitted.