- Free admission to Studio Bell
- Access to special NMC Member events
- Discounted tickets to NMC concerts
- Discounts on partnered concerts and co-productions
- Free access to all Artist in Residence and RBC Master in Residence public workshops
- 10% off at NMC Shop and Rosso Coffee Roasters (Studio Bell location)
- $12 access to Backstage Pass Tours
- Tour five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada
- Snap pics of the incredible views and breathtaking architecture
- Play an instrument—rock the guitar, mix a track, and sing along in a vocal booth
- Daily tours and our famous Kimball Theatre Organ demo
- See new temporary exhibition honouring Canadian music icon Barenaked Ladies
- Check out memorabilia and artifacts from three Canadian Music Halls of Fame
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open: Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, and Boxing Day.
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Monday.
General Admission Rates
||Regular||Group Rate (For groups of 10+)|
|Seniors / Students||$14.00||$13.50|
|Children (under 3)||Free|
General admission includes payment processing fees, prices are subject to change and do not include GST.
Group rates processed in single transaction for all admission types.
In addition to the group rate, NMC offers the following admission programs:
|The Cultural Access Pass Program provides complimentary admission to new Canadian citizens within their first year of citizenship. New citizens can apply for the CAP online at www.icc-icc.ca and present their pass upon arrival at Studio Bell for free entry.||100%|
|City of Calgary Fee Assistance (with Fee Assistance ID for adult ticket price)||50%|
|Veterans are entitled to discounted admission. This will be applied with the presentation of a valid Veterans Affairs Card, Service I.D. Card (regular force or reserves), Military Card (CF1) or discharge papers, with photo I.D.*||25%|
*This offer is only valid in person.
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Annual NMC Membership Fee
|Adult||$58 + GST|
|*Student / Senior (65+)||$45 + GST|
|**Family Membership||$110 + GST|
*Proof of ID required
**Family memberships include entry for two adults and two children (ages 3 – 18) to our exhibition space. This doesn’t fit your family? Not to worry, we offer other pricing options. Please call the Studio Bell Front Desk at 403-543-5115 for further information.
Plan your visit
Studio Bell has 22 exhibition stages with both permanent and temporary exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada. To learn more about our exhibitions, click here.
Things to do at Studio Bell
Admission includes daily tours and instrument demos. New special exhibitions opening quarterly and concert listings updated weekly.
Everyone is welcome to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. We want to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. The fourth north entrance is fully accessible and service dogs are welcome with proper identification.
A self service coat check is also available at the Visitor Services desk.
Studio Bell is located in Calgary’s East Village at 850 4 Street SE, Calgary. We encourage you to walk, bike or take transit to visit Studio Bell and then explore the restaurants, pathways and parks of Calgary’s East Village!
Walk / Bike
We are less than a 10 minute walk from the Calgary Tower, the Calgary Stampede, and Calgary City Hall and we are located directly on Calgary’s bike path system.
Studio Bell is a short walk from the City Hall LRT Station. Exit the east end of the station platform and walk along 7 Avenue to 4 Street SE. Turn right onto 4 Street SE and walk south to Studio Bell. Walking time to Studio Bell from the station is approximately 10-15 minutes.
A bus stop is located at 9 Avenue and 4 Street SE that is served by buses #1 and #305 (weekday rush hour). For more transit information, please visit calgarytransit.com.
The City of Calgary Parking Authority has lots located at 363 9 Avenue SE, 724 4 Street SE, and street parking on 8 Avenue SE and throughout the East Village. Parking is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week on a first come, first served basis.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 403-543-5115.