Abbey Road Studio 2 opens up again

August 3, 4 and 5 , Studio 2 will be hosting lectures you can attend.

It’s a rare opportunity, so do it while it’s possible: Experience the story of Abbey Road Studios! For 3 days only, they are opening their doors for a series of exclusive talks in Studio Two on the illustrious life of the world’s most iconic recording studio. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside Abbey Road Studios with an exclusive lecture about the studios’ 86-year history, as presented by Brian Kehew & Kevin Ryan, music producers and authors of Recording the Beatles, who are also huge fans of Abbey Road.

These inspiring talks will explore the extraordinary history and the current life of the studios and will take place in iconic Studio Two, home to countless landmark recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Oasis, Radiohead, Adele, Ed Sheeran and more. Guests will also be given the chance to have a short tour of the famous Studio Two control room and spend time speaking to some of the Abbey Road team about their work.

Staircase to the control room, 1969.

Kehew and Ryan will explore the studios’ legacy of innovation from the patenting of stereo to the invention of numerous recording techniques used across the globe today. They’ll also cover the studios’ rich experience in film scoring and demonstrate how the studios have been used to record some of the biggest movies ever made – including Star Wars, The Lord of The Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter films, The Hobbit movies, Gravity, The King’s Speech, Black Panther and the multi award winning The Shape of Water.

Kehew and Ryan have been hosting lectures here before, in 2012, 2013 and 2014. This time, the lectures will be held twice a day on August 3, 4 and 5 only. There are only a few tickets available for each of the lectures, and they are priced £105 each.

UPDATE: More dates added!

Read more and book your tickets here. 

From a 2014 lecture day

Not going? Here’s the Virtual Reality Tour

The music video for Paul McCartney’s Queenie Eye was made in Abbey Road’s studio Two.

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