Step Inside Abbey Road Studios

Step Inside Abbey Road Studios


Over two weekends in August, we are opening the doors to let you Step Inside Studio Two for a series of exclusive talks exploring the past, present and future of the world’s most famous recording studio.

4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, 13 August 2023 at various times


Don’t miss your chance to Step Inside Abbey Road Studios this August.


Abbey Road is normally closed to the public, so this is a rare opportunity to enter the famous studios and see where music history is made.

Led by Recording The Beatles authors Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew, the lectures will tell the story of Abbey Road Studios by exploring the iconic rooms, the legendary equipment, the talented engineers and the renowned artists who have defined music history and popular culture for over 90 years.

You will have a chance to step inside Studio Two and take your photo with a range of famous instruments and studio gear that have been used on countless landmark recordings.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for music fans, professionals and musicians to gain insights into the recording process of The Beatles and discover the innovative technology and techniques that continue to keep Abbey Road at the forefront of music production.


About the Lectures

The lectures will be presented by Kevin Ryan & Brian Kehew - producers, musicians and authors of Recording The Beatles; the definitive book charting the studio equipment and techniques used to create The Beatles’ classic albums. While researching their book, Kevin and Brian dug deep into the EMI Archives, uncovering fascinating and often hidden stories of Abbey Road’s history which they’ll bring to life through their talks.


4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13 August 2023

Studio Two

The talks will take place in Studio Two, home to countless landmark recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Shirley Bassey, The Hollies, Kate Bush, Oasis, Radiohead, Muse, Adele, Celeste, Ed Sheeran and many more. Ticket buyers will have the rare chance to take photos inside Studio Two during their visit (before and after the talks).

What to expect...

Meet The Lecturers

Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, authors of Recording The Beatles, will explore the studios' legacy of innovation through wonderful video and rare audio content during the lectures.

Over 90 Years Of History

Home to countless landmark recordings and groundbreaking advances in audio technology, discover why Abbey Road is the world's most famous recording studio and what's in store for the future.

Access to Studio Two

The lectures will take place in the most famous of our studios, Studio Two. Guests will have time before the lectures begin to explore Studio Two and a display of instruments and equipment from our collection.


Step Inside Abbey Road Studios

Here’s what people thought of our lectures back in 2018.




Given the nature of the lectures, with close access to various rare and unusual pieces of equipment from our archives, the lectures only suitable for those aged 12+.

Those aged 12-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


We’d ask that guests don’t bring large bags or luggage with them for their visit as there will be nowhere to store them at the Studio and taking them into Studio Two will not be possible.

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Please 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.