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Welcome to Royal City Studios!

Royal City Studios was created to provide Guelph musicians and bands with quality music space to rehearse, record, and perform in. We baked in all of the important stuff musicians really want:

  • Great sound in the studios, with proper sound treatment for rehearsal, recording, and performing
  • Isolation from other music studios so that other musicians’ sounds do not interfere with your work, and your sounds can’t be heard by others
  • Solid equipment tuned by a sound expert to help you just arrive, plug in, and rehearse
  • Refreshments to fuel your work
  • Replacement items in case something has been forgotten or broken (sticks, picks, strings, reeds, etc.)
  • A respectful, inclusive, and fully accessible environment
  • With the vast numbers of musicians and groups in Guelph, we also look forward to hearing your ideas and making this facility the best in Canada.

Please send comments and suggestions to info@royalcitystudios.ca.

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Royal City Studios
4.8
Based on 74 reviews
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Ocean369
Ocean369
18:58 15 Oct 22
Great show with Bromeliads! You guys rock!
Nathan Martin
Nathan Martin
23:19 23 Aug 22
Rehearsed there one night. Great idea and follow through, a little expensive, but I'm cheap, and rent ain't! Good job guys!
Stephanie T.
Stephanie T.
11:15 09 Aug 22
Attended my first and not last concert at this clean, spacious and versatile studio on Aug. 8th with Kathleen Kovacs and the Four Degrees showcasing their awesome musical talents. I loved every minute of it. This is a true gem of a place in Guelph for musicians and music lovers alike! I look forward to seeing it succeed beyond imagination! I would give this place 10 stars if I could!! Do check it out and attend the next fundraising concerts on Aug. 9th and 12th!
Gregg Loane
Gregg Loane
13:01 19 May 22
Fun place for the Thursday night open jam.
Tammy Carslake
Tammy Carslake
12:22 18 May 22
Was a great venue incredible sound friendly staff funtime
Yumei De Armas
Yumei De Armas
02:44 11 May 22
I went with my dad last Sunday for a jam session since he plays the drums. We felt welcomed from the moment we stepped inside, people were so friendly and open, specially the host, Yuri. It is an amazing place to go, have a beer, listen to live music with talented musicians while they have fun meeting other musicians. My dad loved it and I also had a lot of fun watching him play with people he just had met. Very casual environment. Highly recommended.They also have rooms for rehearsals that can be rented, and a recording room. This place is any musician's dream!
Michelle Surlaya
Michelle Surlaya
00:26 09 Apr 22
Attended an event recently at RCS. It was fantastic. Intimate for a small event or party, great atmosphere, perfect for live music!
Dylan T
Dylan T
14:18 01 Apr 22
Unbelievable facility and management. As an update the most diverse offerings I have borne witness to. Rehearse, record, perform, celebrate! Drinks and sound provided!
SIR REXINGTON J. ATTACK
SIR REXINGTON J. ATTACK
21:28 31 Dec 21
I've been playing drums here over the last few months. I'm impressed with the selection and quality of equipment, the different sized rooms or offers, and the employees who work here. We're going to grab a band membership to keep using this place, and think you'd love this place if you enjoy playing music, too.
Dave Wilkins
Dave Wilkins
13:36 20 Nov 21
First time using the rehearsal space at Royal City, and we will definitely be coming back. The owner was super accommodating, the room we used had some great gear, had no issues with anything at all. Lots of variety in room sizes and setup, and they have a great bigger room that can be used for shows…and they are licensed!
Kathy Sparkles
Kathy Sparkles
01:59 17 Nov 21
This is an incredible space for many things! If you need an event space or studio time Royal City Studios can accommodate you! Here are some pictures from the last Canada's Drag Race Season 2 viewing party that was here. In the picture is Kimora Amour and myself and some from her performance.
Dmitri Kochelorov
Dmitri Kochelorov
02:34 15 Nov 21
Been there on a very small wedding. Terrible experience. Every 30 minutes the owner got in and threatened to call police if people don't wear masks. Even though he saw people sitting at the tables and eating. If you want to enjoy your event, better find another place.
Natalie K
Natalie K
17:05 29 Oct 21
Celebrated my daughter's 1st birthday for an intimate party of around 20 adults and 9 kids. The space is set up in an ideal way and the owners are very accommodating and were excellent to work with! I would highly recommend Jim & Nikki! Very comfortable. Great lighting options. Lots of windows, or blackout curtains if the mood lends. Rental cost was very reasonable. Outside catering is a must. Black backdrop was available, but we chose not to use exposed brick wall instead. Heating/cooling is specifically controlled for the space, and there were 3 easy to find individual washrooms (1 with change table). Lots of parking available too! Great rental space & experience!
Kate Holmes
Kate Holmes
03:29 01 Oct 21
Casual venue for smaller groups.
Ethan Quan
Ethan Quan
01:55 30 Jul 21
The best Studio in Guelph. Clean, modern, a great value, and the owner Jim is incredible. Do not hesitate to come here!
Royal G Symphony
Royal G Symphony
16:08 28 Mar 21
Amazing place to practice, as well as record and perform. We practice here every week and the people who run this place have nothing but great service and support for our band. Amazing venue for live music too, great atmosphere with great sound quality.
Sierra Lefave
Sierra Lefave
16:43 27 Mar 21
Love the space at Royal City Studios, it’s a great place to record music, have a performance, teach a class or use for photography. The owner, Jim, is an awesome guy. He is extremely helpful and always available if you have any questions. The space is incredibly well equipped with everything from instruments and sound equipment to lighting. Can’t beat renting this space for any purpose. Best rental space in the TriCity!
Gage Funkenhauser
Gage Funkenhauser
00:25 24 Dec 20
Great place to rehearse and record! Awesome customer service, very accommodating.
Courtney Bowles Music
Courtney Bowles Music
01:25 02 Dec 20
I had a great experience here this past weekend! I split a show with the talented Courtney Wolfe and had a blast Entertaining with her and Derek O'Halloran! :) kind and supportive staff who are there to help you sound thr best you possibly can!!! Massive thumbs uk and cannot wait to come back for more!!
Arsalan Nematullah
Arsalan Nematullah
03:01 08 Sep 20
Nice cozy place for family gathering
Angela Sargent
Angela Sargent
20:47 28 Aug 20
Quiet intimate space awesome drag queen shows. Troyboy entertainment
Anastarzia Anaquway
Anastarzia Anaquway
02:13 24 Aug 20
Spacious, AC
Eduardo Belmonte
Eduardo Belmonte
03:36 20 Aug 20
clean. spacious. multifunctional. rates are also very competitive. what more could you ask for?fantastic studio
Brett Murray
Brett Murray
04:52 23 Jan 20
Great Place!
Dan Kitzman
Dan Kitzman
14:25 14 Dec 19
Kat studios at royal city studios is a phenomenal school of the arts for kids of all ages. The passion and professionalism brought to every class by Kat does not go without notice.
Chris Jacobson
Chris Jacobson
15:49 22 Sep 19
Service was great. Loved the locally brewed Oktoberfest on draft. Best steamed asparagus I've ever had. My NY strip was more medium rare than medium, but didn't feel the need to send it back. Oh, and the mushroom appetizer was outstanding.
Xristopher Bland
Xristopher Bland
13:05 20 Aug 19
Royal City Studios is much more than an affordable, fully equipped and fully accessible facility for rehearsal, recording and performance. Royal City Studios is a developing community of artists where musicians of any age and skill level can learn, develop, grow and find unexpected opportunities. I’ve attended several open rock jam nights, and although I hadn’t played in years, the people there were extremely supportive and helped me gain confidence. And through the connections I found there, I had the pleasure of playing a few songs at Royal Distributing’s 2019 Bike Night. I highly recommend visiting Royal City Studios and checking out the facility. As Guelph’s newest facility for rehearsal and recording, Royal City Studios is definitely a place where something new is taking shape.
Michael T
Michael T
18:56 27 Jul 19
Attended their first open jam night. Excellent venue and staff!
cazloty25
cazloty25
21:29 16 Jul 19
it's wonderful. looking forward to going back!
Joey Sabljic
Joey Sabljic
03:32 12 Jul 19
Practiced at Royal City Studios for the first time and was impressed. My bandmates and I rented a rehearsal room that came equipped with a basic (but capable) PA, mixer, higher-end amps (Vox, Fender, etc.) and a brand new drum kit. I simply brought my bass and plugged in, which beat slugging gear! Rental rates are quite reasonable, as we ended up paying about $35 an hour for the largest of about five rehearsal rooms in the building. The other, smaller rooms range in price and start at $5 per person, per hour for the smallest room. There's also a recording studio with control room that can be rented out. My bandmates and I were told you can either hire an engineer through Royal City Studios or bring your own. Seems like it would be a solid spot for laying down some quick tracks or demos. I can't speak too much to the overall soundproofing of the place, as we were the only band in the building. But it would be interesting to see if there's tons of sound bleed from the surrounding rehearsal rooms when other musicians are there. Will definitely be returning and would recommend bands looking for a quick, clean and cheap rehearsal space come check Royal City Studios out.
Andy Binns
Andy Binns
20:18 14 May 19
Practiced here with our group and was fantastic. Small room was $25, little tight but we made it work for a 4 piece band.
Peter Devries
Peter Devries
13:25 23 Apr 19
This is an amazing set of practice and recording studios in Guelph. I took a tour of Royal City Studios during their open house April 20th. The Team at Royal City Studios was welcoming and open to show what they have. Each studio is set up and ready for you to plug in and practice or record your next great hit.
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“Musicians, whether amateur, professional, or in-between, all have better lives when they can play freely. No more being asked to quiet down.” – Jim Duffield, Owner

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