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General Admission

Hours & Admission

Purchase Admission 

You can book tickets online in advance or purchase at the front desk upon your arrival.


ADMISSION RATES

TicketsPrice
Adult$24.50
Senior/Student$19.50
Youth (ages 4-12)$16.50
Children (3 and under)Free
NMC MembersFree

Music is for everyone

National Music Centre is a charity that believes music is for everyone. We understand that our admission rates don't fit within everyone's budget, so we will offer a pay-what-you-can admission option to anyone, regardless of their financial situation, no questions asked.* 

*Limited to 6 guests or less. For group rates, please see our Tour Operator Flatsheet.


HOURS OF OPERATION

DateTime*
Monday10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday10 am to 5 pm
Thursday10 am to 5 pm
Friday10 am to 5 pm
Saturday10 am to 5 pm
Sunday10 am to 5 pm

*Hours may vary on a weekly basis. Tickets valid for all-day entry. Last entry is 1.5 hours before closing.


Add Rock the Nation

NMC PRESENTS: ROCK THE NATION

Back by popular demand! National Music Centre will host matinee performances of Rock the Nation, a rousing musical revue presented by Annerin Productions, every Saturday and Sunday at Studio Bell from January 27 to April 28. Rock the Nation will feature songs that inspired, moved, comforted, and challenged a country. Covering hits from the ‘50s to the present day, it’s sure to have fans singing along.

To book, purchase admission tickets above and select the Rock the Nation add-on during checkout — only available on Saturdays and Sundays from January 27 to April 28, 2024.

Add a Tour

BEHIND-THE-GLASS TOURS

Explore the hits of NMC's collection and dive deeper into Canada's music story by purchasing a Behind-the-Glass Tour on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.*

Book a tour by purchasing admission and selecting a Behind-the-Glass Tour add-on during the checkout process. 

Learn more

*Subject to availability.

BACKSTAGE PASS TOURS

Take an exclusive tour backstage at Studio Bell and see music come to life by purchasing a Backstage Pass Tour, offered bi-weekly on Sundays at 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm.*

Book a tour by purchasing admission and selecting a Backstage Pass Tour add-on during the checkout process.

Learn more

*Subject to availability.

Add an Audio Guide

BONUS TRACKS AUDIO GUIDE

Bonus Tracks is a self-guided audio tour series that allows visitors to get unique insights into artifacts, hear from iconic personalities, and listen to compelling stories about Canadian music history.

Bonus Tracks: Randy Bachman: The perfect complement to the Randy Bachman: Every Guitar Tells a Story exhibition, music fans will get access to 15 extra stories over 45 minutes from Randy Bachman himself, including anecdotes about his first performance, the origins of "Takin' Care of Business," and much more.

Bonus Tracks: Architecture: You've been asking for more architecture experiences – and we listened. In this audio tour through the building’s world-class, awe-inspiring architecture, visitors will learn all about the building’s design, from concept and inspiration to acoustics and other fascinating details.

Bonus Tracks: Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Hear compelling stories and performances from past and present Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees — Deborah Cox, Trooper, Terri Clark, Diane Dufresne, and Dr. Oliver Jones.

Listening devices can be rented for $5 at the front desk. Audio is available in English and French.


NMC Membership

Join an exclusive community of music lovers and experience Studio Bell as you never have before. NMC Members receive free admission, access to exclusive events for NMC Members, discounts on concert tickets and tours, and much more!

Become a Member


Special Discounts

Save on your next visit at Studio Bell!*

BELL EMPLOYEES: 25% OFF

Receive 25% off regular-priced General Admission. Present your Bell employee ID card at time of purchase to receive this discount.

CALGARY ATTRACTIONS: 20% OFF

Receive 20% off regular-priced General Admission. Offer valid for up to four (4) people. Print the 2023 Calgary Attractions Coupon HERE and present it at the time of purchase to receive this discount.

CALGARY RECREATION FEE ASSISTANCE: 50% OFF

Receive 50% off 1 regular-priced Adult General Admission. Present your City of Calgary Fee Assistance ID to receive this discount.

CJSW FRIENDS: 20% OFF

Receive 20% off 1 regular-priced General Admission. Present your CJSW Friends Card to receive this discount.

CANOO HOLDERS: 100% OFF

Receive 100% off 1 regular-priced General Admission and up to 4 children (under the age of 18) of the same household. Present your CANOO smartphone app at the time of purchase to receive this discount. For more information, visit the CANOO website HERE.

VETERANS: 25% OFF

Receive 25% off 1 regular-priced General Admission. Present a valid Veterans Affairs Card, Service I.D. Card, Military Card (CF1), or discharge papers with photo I.D. to receive this discount.

*Coupons are not valid for online purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.


Give the Gift of Music

When you invest in music, you invest in community.

National Music Centre registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, that are inspiring a new generation of music lovers.

Your donation directly shapes the sounds of our future by providing music education programs, world-class artist development programs, and one-of-a-kind opportunities for collaboration. Help build a stronger, more vibrant Calgary for those who call this great city home and for all who visit.

Make a Donation