Frequently Asked

Questions

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What are your hours of operation?

24 hours a day, 365 days a year – we’re available on your schedule.

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What do the studios include?

Every one of our full-service studios come 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!

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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.

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Do you have a promotion right now?

Of course! We love giving deals to our Musicians! Currently, we are offering:
  • $10 Solo Artist Special (all locations)
  • $5 off every 3rd hour and after (Toronto only)
  • $5 off on Premium Studio during the weekday (Hamilton only)
Discounts will be applied at check-in.
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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.

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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.

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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 for $50 + HST/hour.

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Is your monthly room secured?

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. 

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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 $18/hour + HST, with a 2-hour minimum booking requirement. If you’re looking for a longer partnership, monthly rates start at $500/month + HST. 

Practicing during the weekday? Ask our staff about our daytime discounts.

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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.

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Do you have a special rate for solo artists?

Main Stage understands the needs of solo artists, and we’re happy to offer an exclusive reduced price of $10/hour + HST (minimum two hours, weekday from 12pm to 6pm).

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

Discount will be applied at check-in.

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First Time Booking vs. managing existing bookings

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. 

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What is your day rate?

Currently, our Hamilton location is offering a Day Rate special. If you are looking for a booking for eight hours or more, there is a discount for that. Our day rates start at $144 + HST and it will generate automatically through our online booking portal depending on the studio you book.

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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.

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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.

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Can I extend my booking 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.

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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!

Ready to jam?

Give us a call at
905-920-5755 (Hamilton)
or
416-366-1525 (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!