Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Amplifying the love, sharing, and understanding of music.
850 4 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R1
300—851 4 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1P2
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday to Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tours at Studio Bell
Whether you are celebrating a birthday or traveling with friends, guided tours will enrich your experience at Studio Bell. Tours are offered Wednesday – Sunday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and an additional 12:30 pm tour is offered Saturday – Sunday. Simply pay your admission, and meet in the Drop-In Zone. First come first served. Pro tip – wear some comfortable shoes!
Following the 2:00 pm tour join us for a live demonstration of our Kimball Theatre Organ daily* (Wednesday – Sunday) at 3:00 pm, with an additional performance on Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 pm.
Top Ten Hits of Studio Bell
Join a musician educator on a tour of the exhibits at Studio Bell where you will see and hear our top ten greatest hits– from amazing architecture to innovative instruments.
Please call 403.543.5115 to ensure availability.
*The daily 3 pm Kimball Theatre Organ performance is dependent on musician availability and therefore subject to change.
Private Group Tours
Scheduled group tours are available. Please make reservations with at least two week’s notice. Private tours at Studio Bell are $125 for up to 20 people, plus the cost of admission. They are roughly one hour in length and dependent on staff availability.
Please indicate in your reservation if you would prefer a French language tour. These tours are subject to availability of bilingual educators and cannot be guaranteed.
How much are tours?
For groups of 10 or more, tours are $125, however you qualify for a group admission discount. A pre-booking is required.
What is considered a group?
A group is 10 or more meeting at one time. Examples include friends, family, corporate teams, clubs, seniors, youth or bands.
How long are tours?
All tours are roughly one hour in length.
How can I book?
Please request at least two weeks prior to your visit. NMC booking staff will respond within two business days of your request with a confirmation. A credit card is required to hold the booking.
If you have questions please call our Visitor Services team at 403.543.5115