National Music Centre of Canada, Studio Bell

The National Music Center of Canada is an entirely new cultural institution dedicated to the music of Canada in all of its forms. It is at once museum, performance hall, interactive music education center, recording studio, broadcast center, and exhibition of the Cantos Music Foundation’s growing collection. Sited opposite the Stampede Grounds in Calgary’s historic East Village, the new NMC, along with the restored King Edward Hotel, revitalizes the district. The project marks the first stage of a new music district in the historic heart of the city.

The first floor houses a live performance venue, called Canada Music Square, along with interactive displays that provide an overview of the centre.

The second storey houses the main performance hall, which overlooks the lobby and serves as the building’s programmatic and structural center. With flexible seating and a movable acoustic wall, the concert hall can be closed for intimate performances and be fully opened to the lobby and circulation spaces, filling them with music.

  • Client: Cantos Foundation
  • Architect: Allied Works Architects
  • Completion Year: 2016
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Capacity: 300 seats

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from - Youtube
Consent to display content from - Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from - Google
error: Content is protected. Please reach out to for any materials needed. Thank you