The first lecture this year takes place on the evening of Thursday 8 August 2019 - exactly 50 years to the day since The Beatles lined up for the iconic photograph which was used for the Abbey Road album cover, which has inspired fans from all over the world to visit the Studios and the famous zebra crossing outside. This series of lectures will celebrate this moment and hundreds of others which have helped shape the history of the studios and the story of modern music.
Over two weekends in August, we're opening our doors for a series of exclusive lectures in Studio Two on the past, present and future of the world's most iconic recording studio..Abbey Road is normally closed to the public, so this is a rare opportunity to step inside the famous house and see where recorded music history is made. 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. For the first time ever, guests will have the chance to access the famous Studio Two Echo Chamber as well as having a short tour.
Brian Kehew and Kevin 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 Oscar-winning The Shape of Water.
What to expect...
The Abbey Road Lectures 2018
Here’s what people thought of last year's lectures…
"An extraordinary, unforgettable experience!"
"Just the opportunity to set foot inside studio 2 was so special. The lecture was fascinating and very engaging. I could hardly believe it when after the lecture we were allowed to play the pianos, and I managed the intro to Let It Be on each of them!"
Myra, West Yorkshire
"A day to remember for the rest of my life!!!"
"I have to say they were a most unforgettable experience! Being inside that studio was already amazing enough, but the amount of information Kevin and Brian show you is just mind blowing. I learnt so much about the history of the Studios- there's just not enough words I could say about this event. Please make an effort to be there, you definitely won't regret it!"
Lizzie Bravo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"The event of a lifetime!"
"I planned my trip to England around this event and it's worth every penny. The lecturers were very interesting and well prepared. The audio and video extracts are exceptional. The visit of these legendary studios were fabulous."
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Abbey Road Studios
3 Abbey RoadPlease note that Abbey Road is a working studio and business and as such, is not open to the general public for visits or tours. For information on vacancies and internships in the UK, please visit the Universal Music website.