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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
4.7
Based on 81 reviews
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Conrad Wilde
Conrad Wilde
15:34 27 Dec 22
This place is a shining beacon of hope in a struggling industry. The attention to detail, functionality and sound quality at Royal City Studios... reflects the expertise of the entire team of professional musicians and technicians running it. It's the real deal, made with love, and musicians love it. Everyone I bring here comes back.The rehearsal and recording rooms are acoustically balanced, well equipped, and practically arranged. Rates are affordable without cutting corners, and everyone on staff takes care to ensure that the atmosphere is always warm, welcoming, supportive, and inspiring. As a vocalist, frontman and songwriter, I could confidently record or rehearse here for any project, be it solo or with a band. I'm assured by their level of professionalism, and by how hard they strive to create sincerely excellent music with artists. These are devoted people who will jump through flaming hoops to bring the best out of everyone, with a positive energy that is absolutely infectious. As a musician with high expectations and even higher ambitions for everything I create, I feel completely at home and ready for anything here. This studio is fun in the best way.As a venue and event space; RCS is sustaining a music community which resurrects the energy and valuable wisdom of prior decades for entirely new generations in a very inclusive way, actively bridging gaps to support local musicians in creating more music. Built on love, soul, and punk sensibility, fueled by passion in the spirit of rock n' roll, to the profound benefit of all who love it. I arrived not knowing what to expect, spent a full day, and left feeling like I couldn't wait to come back again. Any musician of any level will thrive here, with the freedom to explore all they can be, supported by the rock-solid foundation that only a truly connected and reliable community can offer.All in all... I can't recommend RCS highly enough, and I encourage you to drop by one of their many regular events to see it for yourself!read more
Yourstodiscover Chemistry
Yourstodiscover Chemistry
22:03 21 Dec 22
they stole my friends money and and ripped her off and when you asked Jim he would say he is not responsible for it. Don't go here please
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!read more
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!read more
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!read more
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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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