Studio Bell opening its doors for some After Hours fun for adults

Most of the good things happen After Hours on a Friday night.

It’s when the things you talk about (if you can talk about it) and the things you remember (if you can remember them) are most likely to take place.

Which is why on Friday, March 24 the National Music Centre will be launching its After Hours series in its East Village home Studio Bell.

The evening events will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. after the normal business days are done at the Bell, and they will be geared towards an 18-plus crowd, featuring music, booze and food spread throughout all five levels of the building.

“Opening our doors outside of regular hours allows more people to check us out,” NMC’s director of programs Adam Fox said in a statement. 

“Taking some of our education programs and tweaking them for an adult audience allows us to have some fun and host a party in this beautiful space. And we’re excited to turn up the music a bit too!”

The inaugural After Hours event will feature, according to the release:

• live DJs, including selections from Overland (house, techno), Jamal (chill beats, hip hop), and electronic improv project P.E.C.O.

• a massive dance party in Studio Bell’s second level performance hall

• instrument interactives, games, and music experiments in Soundbox

• pop-up bars and bites

• and a chill-out lounge on the East Village Skybridge

If you have an NMC membership, admission to the After Hours events are free (memberships can still be purchased online at

For non-members, tickets for the evenings are $18 and, for seniors and students 18 and over, $14, and can be bought in advance from

The next scheduled After Hours are the Fridays of April 21 and May 26.