Windmill Lane Backstage Pass Tour

Immerse yourself in the storied legacy of Windmill Lane Recording Studio where legends like U2, Lady Gaga, SZA, The Rolling Stones, Hozier, Lewis Capaldi, and countless others have crafted their hits.

What can I expect
  • Explore the studios.
  • Discover the history and the artists who have recorded here.
  • See how a professional recording session works.
  • Mix your own session.
  • Encounter Cosmo, the resident ghost.


Tour Video

What makes Windmill Lane Recording Studios such an inspirational and unique place to tour is the chance to explore the very studios where the world's top musicians create their magic.


Imagine standing at the same microphone where a legendary artist might have been perfecting a new lyric or arrangement just moments before you arrived. You never know who might have been there, adding to the studio's rich musical history.

Located in the heart of Dublin, Windmill Lane Recording Studios has been at the forefront of recording in Ireland since the 1970s.


Touring the original recording studio in Ireland will give visitors a sneak peek into the creation of some of the words most iconic music over the last 40 years.


Your tour guide will fill you in on the studios fascinating history and the top artists who have recorded there. Big names include our very own Dublin natives U2, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga and Van Morrison to name just a few!


Take a behind the scenes look into the recording process of this word class facility as you enjoy an interactive experience in one of the city's most exciting locations.

Windmill Lane Recording Studios - Background

Windmill Lane Recording studio was founded by recording engineer and producer Brian Masterson who brought this world class recording facility to Ireland in 1978.


The studio has called Ringsend home since 1988, located in a refurbished power station! The current owners, Pulse College reopened the studios doors for commercial use so more artists could continue to create amazing music in this world class recording studio.


Where is Windmill Lane Recording Studios?

20 Ringsend Road Dublin 4, D04 CF66. The Recording Studios are located close to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.


20 minutes from Trinity College via Pearse Street

Dart & Irish Rail

The closest Dart station is Grand Canal Dock.

Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus Routes passing the studios are 1, 15a, 15b, 47, 56a and 77a.


 Spencer Dock Station on the Red Line is a 20-minute walk from the studios.


There are two Dublin Bike stations close to the Studios - at Grand Canal Dock, and South Dock Road


Other Attractions

While you're in the Docklands, why not visit the award-winning EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum!

Buy Windmill Lane Recording Studios - Visitor Experience Tickets

Adults ?16+

Children ?15 and under

Students ?ID Required

Family Tickets
((4) (2adults + 2 kids))

Total: 0
  • Duration 50 - 60 minutes.
  • Windmill Lane Recording Studios is a working studio, not a walk-in visitor centre or museum.

  • Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Children must be aged 5 years or over, while visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • There is no lift facilities and limited access for those with impaired mobility.

Trip Advisor

"This tour is absolutely amazing. The building, the recording equipment and the iconic memorabilia, awards and merchandise are super impressive" - Cathy.

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