June 01, 2016
The highly anticipated Canada Day opening of Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), is exactly one month away. For music fans that want to secure the full Studio Bell experience, NMC Memberships are now on sale at a special pre-opening rate.
“Even though Studio Bell is not open yet, we know that Calgarians are going to be thrilled by what the building has to offer—from the awe-inspiring architecture to the five floors of interactive exhibits that celebrate the story of music in Canada,” said Cynthia Klaassen, NMC’s manager of visitor and venue services. “Purchasing a membership is a great way to enjoy Studio Bell over several visits and also support NMC. The membership pays for itself with three visits, plus membership holders will save on retail purchases.”
NMC Memberships provide year-round access to Studio Bell and help to support our operations. Memberships purchased between June 1-June 30 will have a special “front-of-the-line” discount, and cost $49 ($58 after July 1) for adults, $38 ($45 after July 1) for students/seniors, and $94 ($110 after July 1) for families of four.
What are the benefits to advance memberships?
- 15% discount on membership price
- 10% discount at Studio Bell’s gift shop and coffee retailer, Rosso Coffee Roasters
- 1 free general admission ticket for a non-member guest
- 1 gift card for Rosso Coffee Roasters
Admission and advance tickets
Regular admission to Studio Bell will be $18 for adults, $14 for students/seniors, $11 for children (3-12 years of age), and free for children under 3 years of age. Advance ticket sales will begin on June 15.
To thank our supporters and give music fans more opportunities to visit us in our opening month, Studio Bell will be open seven days a week for the month of July only. Studio Bell will then move to regular year-round hours from Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For full details on hours of operation, holiday closures, and to purchase advance tickets on June 15, please go here.
Construction of Studio Bell began in early 2013, and will open to the public on Canada Day, marking the first of several celebrations that NMC has planned over the months. Full programmatic and architectural completion is set for October 2016. The project cost is $191 million, and NMC has already raised over $130 million through its capital campaign.
Advance membership purchases are now available. Go here to purchase one online.
To play your part in NMC’s capital campaign and support music in Canada, go here.