When you’re looking for a studio or production hub what you need to remember is that careful selection is everything.
With web links and contact details, image galleries and studio specs (giving stage dimensions and important technical data), our extensive database can give you access to all the information you need on the facilities to be found at TV and film studios across the UK.
The capital city is where it’s at in terms of film studios and TV production in the UK. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to film your next blockbuster, audio facilities to knock out a blistering soundtrack, or post-production to edit and add some blindingly brilliant special effects, London has it all.
Soho itself is the beating heart of the production industry in the UK, with major players such as Working Title, Number 9 Films, Potboiler Films and Gorgeous Enterprises based there, along with post-production houses like De Lane Lea, Prime Focus and DNeg, and a huge variety of agents and casting directors on tap.
Elstree, Leavesden and Shepperton are film studios within touching distance of London’s centre, all boasting a range of stages, back lots and even underwater filming facilities.
Pinewood and Ealing Studios are rich in film and TV history and are part of a great tradition that brought us Bond movies and other post-war British classics such as The Ladykillers and The Italian Job.
As well as film studios there are some big hitters in TV production too – 3 Mills Studios in the heart of the city plays host to both film and TV production.
You might be forgiven for thinking that the capital’s the only place to find your studio, but you’d be wrong. Our database is full of film studios and TV productions facilities in locations throughout the UK.
Bristol’s BBC Natural History Unit is famous for its wildlife programming, but many other TV and radio productions are supported here also, and in Manchester The Pie Factory is rapidly gaining a reputation for TV production and as a film studio.
The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol has become a thriving hub over the last few years, hosting a wide range of productions from feature films to dramas and game shows. It was the home of Disney/ABC Studios' Galavant; the BBC's major historical drama Wolf Hall and the much-anticipated BBC remake of Poldark. The studios were also home to the Channel 4 game show Deal or No Deal.
Glasgow’s Pacific Quay has been operating since 2007 and is home to BBC Scotland. Its state-of-the-art technology and production methods in TV, radio and online broadcasting are second to none in the region.
The Paint Hall in Belfast has become the epicentre of film-making in Northern Ireland. Just five minutes from central Belfast, its 8-acre site has seen the making of countless films and popular international TV shows.
Titanic Studios in Belfast is a major player too - since Game of Thrones has been based there, it has seen a major rise in productions and interest from all over the world and has had expansion plans rubber stamped.
The Doctor Who franchise has completely transformed film and TV production in Wales. Pinewood Studio Wales in Cardiff is the largest complex of its kind ever built in Wales.
If you’re looking for production facilities in the UK, our extensive database can point you in the right direction. Searching for film studios and TV production locations can be quicker and easier than ever before with The Knowledge.