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What’s inside Studio Bell?

  • 300-seat performance hall
  • Multiple reception areas
  • Broadcast facilities and CKUA Radio
  • Media centre and classrooms
  • Rosso Coffee Roasters and NMC Shop
  • National Music Centre collection and exhibitions including 22 exhibition stages about music in Canada and the power of music
  • The Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection, and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • Artifact conservation and restoration workshops
  • King Eddy Hotel, a historic live music venue
  • Acoustic and electronic Soundlabs

A home for music in Canada

Studio Bell represents an exciting partnership between NMC and Bell, Canada’s largest communications company. This partnership supports NMC’s vision to connect with music lovers across Canada and to create an international hub for music and technology.

Studio Bell is NOW OPEN

Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
850 4 Street SE Calgary

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Construction Webcam

Watch the construction of Studio Bell as it progresses step-by-step

Design by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture

The Studio Bell project reflects the emergence of a new Calgary. The ambitious design was inspired by instrument design and echoes the Canadian landscape. This award-winning project is considered one of the most exciting architectural projects occurring in the world right now.

A exciting architectural project

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m thrilled to be involved in the project. A building like this has never been built before.”

– Gary Duke, project manager

Studio Bell leadership team

NMC has assembled a team of internal experts at the staff and board level that are guiding NMC through the multitude of details that go with building an exceptional project.

Andrew Mosker
President and CEO

Charlie Fischer
NMC Board Member
Chair, Building Committe

Architecture

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1994, Allied Works Architecture is a leader in the design of cultural institutions in North America. Brad Cloepfil and his team are bringing a flavor of innovative architecture to Calgary that hasn’t been seen before — creating a building that is a destination in and of itself. They are working with local architecture firm Kasian Architecture.

An international hub for music

Exhibits

For over 20 years, Haley Sharpe Design has continued to create award-winning interpretive, interactive exhibits in North America. Haley Sharpe brings a level of experience, expertise, creativity and innovation to the National Music Centre project that will ensure an experience that inspires.

Construction

Since 1969 CANA has completed more than $2 billion of construction management projects building strong relationships with design partners and subtrades. Led by John Simpson, CANA is a member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

View NMC’s board of directors.

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Who supports Studio Bell?

Annual supporters
Capital supporters

Emergence of a new Calgary

Leadership supporters

Support NMC

There is an urgent need to preserve and celebrate our music history. If we don’t share these stories, who will?

Visit Studio Bell

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre is now open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm.

Our collections and exhibitions

Take a sneak peak in the heart of Studio Bell and explore the National Music Centre's collection and exhibitions.

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