Abbey Road Lectures: The Studios That Became A Legend

15th April 2019

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 the 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.
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.

For more details and how to book your ticket, click here.