Abbey Road Institute to expand and relocate to Angel Studios

Abbey Road Institute, the education wing of the famous London studio, is set to expand and relocate to Angel Studios in Islington, North London. 

The move will enable Abbey Road’s education programme to accommodate its growing student base. 

Angel Studios, famous for Grammy-winning albums from Adele and Sam Smith, closed its doors last year after 40 years in the business.

The relocation of the Abbey Road Institute to the historic Grade II listed studio building means that its musical legacy will continue.

“The move into Angel Studios brings many possibilities for our school, our students and our international Abbey Road Institute family, enabling us to start our next chapter,” said Luca Barassi, CEO of Abbey Road Institute. “The history and relevance of Angel and the impressive studio space and building full of character, will all play a part in the next stage of Abbey Road Institute’s evolution.”

Angel Studios will reopen in summer 2021 to house the expanding Abbey Road Institute and will become the flagship location for the international music school. 

Students will also continue to use the school’s dedicated studio at Abbey Road. 

“The opportunity for both the Institute and the Studio to expand together at Angel means we’ll be able to maintain our close relationship with Abbey Road, create new opportunities for our students and graduates, as well as expand our portfolio,” said Mike Sinnott, Campus Manager of Abbey Road Institute London.

“We’ll also continue to teach and record at our own dedicated studio and Studios One, Two and Three at Abbey Road ensuring that students benefit from the cutting-edge facilities and the experiences offered at both locations.”

The new Islington campus will also include a working recording studio for hire, managed by Abbey Road.

Isabel Garvey, Abbey Road Studios MD said: “We’ve seen a huge increase in creativity over the last year, so are proud to take on the management of the commercial studio at Angel to ensure artists and composers have more quality space in which to record.”