Frequently Asked


What are your hours of operation?

Hourly studios are open from 12:00pm to 12:00am everyday, 365 days a year.

Monthly tenants have 24-hour access to their own studio. We’re available on your schedule.

Do you offer recording services?

Yes, definitely. Our Live Room is equipped with a LIVETRAK L-20 Digital Mixer set to record your rehearsal directly to your SD card. For more information please call us at (905) 520 -5755.

What do the studios include?

Every one of our full-service studios comes equipped with professional gear, including:

  • drums (with cymbals)
  • bass amp
  • guitar amps
  • PA
  • mics

Check out our Studios in Hamilton & Toronto to see what options best suit your needs!

When/how do I pay? Do I need a credit card to book?

Our easy-to-use online booking system requires a credit card. If that doesn’t work for you, give us a call and we’ll process your booking over the phone. We’ll accept cash, debit, and credit at the beginning of your in-studio session.

Do you have a promotion right now?
Of course! We love giving deals to our Musicians! Currently, we are offering:
  • $15 Solo Artist Special (Hamilton)
  • $5 off every 3rd hour and after (Toronto only)
Discounts will be applied at check-in.
Do I need an appointment to use the studios?

Our community is bustling — you are welcome to walk-in to inquire if a studio is available, but we recommended using our online booking portal to reserve a space.

Well...Where are you?

Currently, we have two fully-equipped studios located in the hearts of Toronto and Hamilton. Check here for maps, directions, and parking information.

Can you tell me a bit about your showcase room?

At Main Stage, we know that there is more to music than practicing. Our Showcase Room is perfect for private events, photography/videography shoots, and album release parties.

Please contact the office for details (25% deposit required). If you’d like to amp up your booking, you can also rehearse in the showcase room starting at $50/hour + HST.

Are your monthly rooms secure?

Yes. Providing a safe rehearsal space is our top priority. The security features at our locations include 24/7 security cameras, individual code and gate access. 

What are your rates?

We offer a range of full-service studio spaces to match the scope, duration, and needs of your project.

Hourly rates start as low as $20/hour + HST, with a 2-hour minimum booking requirement. If you’re looking for a longer partnership, monthly rates start at $500/month + HST.

What is the cancellation policy?

We understand that things happen. We offer no-penalty cancellation up to 24 hours prior to your booked time. A 50% fee is required for cancellations within 24 hours, and the full fee is required for cancellations under 4 hours.

What if I have a last-minute change/cancellation, what should I do?

You may cancel the booking via our online system up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled session. However, If you need to cancel or adjust an appointment on short notice, please call the location you are booked at and the staff in our office will help you with any changes you need.

Do you have a special rate for solo artist?

Main Stage understands the needs of solo artists, and our Toronto location is offering a $10/hour + tax in the smaller studios from Monday to Friday (12:00pm to 6:00pm).

For any other time, please give us a call and we will try our best to accommodate it.

Discount will be applied at check-in.

First time booking vs. managing existing bookings online

Please use “Book A Studio” for new/existing users to create a new booking with us. New users will be emailed a password which they will use to manage their current and future bookings.

If you need to make changes to an existing booking, please use the “Login” button and use your email and the provided password to log in. Use the “Forgot Password” function if you have lost your password. 

Do you have instruments for rent?

That’s the best part about Main Stage — we’re musicians too.  Our studios offer a range of instruments for rent, including guitars, basses & keyboards. Depending on availability, we also offer double kick pedals, extra amps, and mics. If you need something, just ask our staff and we’ll do our best to get you set up!

For a comprehensive list of instruments available for hourly, daily, or weekly rental, or to discuss rates, deposits, pickups, and reservations, please give us a call between 12pm-12am.

Do you offer emergency accessories?

You can depend on us — we’ve got your back. All our studios sell drumsticks, guitar strings, patch cords and picks so you can get back to what you do best if you hit a snag.

Can I extend my bookings while I'm there?

Make yourself at home and stay a while! Unless your studio is reserved, you are welcome to extend your time with us on the fly.

Can I book online?

Absolutely! Our studio space can be easily booked online here or by clicking on “Book a Studio” on our main page.

Be sure to bookmark our page to save time in the future, and to spread the word. Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to welcoming you into our space!

Do you have parking on site?

Yes, we do! Both of our locations have free parking on-site. Our Hamilton location has a large parking lot just west of the building on King St E. as well as plenty of street parking!

Ready to jam?

Give us a call at
905-920-5755 (Hamilton)
416-999-5709 (Toronto)
and we’ll work together to make Main Stage your home away from home.
We’re passionate about music, and you can trust us to support your music from the first note to the last lick — and beyond!