Take an exclusive tour backstage at Studio Bell and see music come to life!
Through an exclusive Backstage Pass tour, visitors will catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the working spaces of our world-class recording facilities and hear the stories behind notable artifacts, spanning 450 years of music innovation and technology, from NMC’s talented music educators, technicians, and studio team.
Visitors will gain insight into some of NMC’s most treasured items — that few members of the public have seen — from the earliest instruments in the NMC Collection, such as a 16th century Trasuntino Harpsichord, to modern electronics, like TONTO, considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of synthesizers.*
Backstage Pass tours are offered bi-weekly on Sundays at 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm.** Tours are one hour in length and recommended for those ages 12 and up.
Spots are limited, so be sure to reserve your tickets in advance. Strollers are not permitted on Backstage Pass tours.
You can purchase your tickets online in advance or in-person from the ticket desk, located inside the main entrance of Studio Bell. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour.
*Tours subject to change based on recording schedules and studio bookings.
**Tour dates and times are subject to availability.
Studio Bell admission is required in addition to purchasing a Backstage Pass Tour.
*Prices above do not include GST.
Book a tour by purchasing general admission below, and then selecting a Backstage Pass Tour add-on during the checkout process — only available every second Sunday.