Abbey Road Studios: Open days
We are often being asked if it’s possible to visit and see the studios in Abbey Road. Usually the answer is no. It is still a working studio for musicians and artists, so unless you are planning to record or mix something, and have booked studio time, you can’t. However, since 2012 Studio 2 in Abbey Road has been open for visitors for a week or two in August, for a ticket-buying audience. This has not been done every year, but most years since. 2020 was of course not such a year, in fact, the studios themselves were shut down for a while.
The good news for 2021 is that Abbey Road Studios are going to have open days. And this time it’s not just Studio 2, as on previous occasions – it’s also Studios 1 and 3 plus all the respective control rooms, and the Studio 2 echo chamber. This is the first time that so much of the studio complex has been available to a visiting audience.
The open house week is from Monday the 9th to Sunday the 15th of August, and on display will also be hitherto unseen photos and films, recording consoles, various instruments and other artifacts. The bad news is that visitors are not allowed to shoot any videos or take photos during their 90 minute tour of the place. Tickets are £100 plus fees.