filming in england

we can help you find the perfect filming location, crew, or facility, and apply to film in England outside of London.

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COVID-19 Industry Disruption & Advice 

We are continuing to work very closely with the BFI, colleagues in the Creative Industries Federation and the wider sector to ensure our industry can recover and return to work safely.  For the most up to date guidance and advice for our fantastic freelance crew as well as for productions looking to start back up please check our dedicated page here.

England’s stunning scenery, experienced crew, world class studios and attractive tax breaks make it one of the best places in the world to film.

Creative England is the first port of call for productions looking to film in England, outside of London. Our Production Services team offer free comprehensive production support to Film and high-end TV productions. Alongside our Film Office partners and our Regional and National networks, we are on hand to help at every stage of production, from early feasibility to post.  From people to locations, our team can help you find and access the industry’s finest to gain filming permissions and facilitate a smooth shoot.

search for a filming location

England is a country steeped in filmmaking history. Its wealth of diverse locations are represented on Creative England’s database which is completely free to use. As part of our national production liaison service, Creative England manages a database of over 10,000 filming locations across England. From stunning landscapes and stately homes to urban slums and ultra-modern offices, the database has everything you need to find the perfect locations for your production.

You will need to complete a short registration form to access the database. The information collected enables us to track production across the English regions and deliver this service free of charge.

You can search for locations in England here

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, the Production Services team can provide comprehensive support and specialist local expertise, liaising with regional and national partners.

If you’d like to speak to us, call +44 (0)20 8324 2311 or email

apply to film

Our production services team works closely with local authorities and film offices across the English Regions to facilitate the filming needs of feature and drama productions. Through these partnerships, our team helps to ensure that wherever in the country your project wants to film, you can get the answers and the support you need, fast.

You can apply to film or submit your enquiry here.

our national crew & facilities database

The national crew & facilities database lists thousands of crew and facility companies based outside Greater London. From runners to riggers, honeywagons to hairdressers, caterers to camera operators, the service puts productions in touch with people working in every English region across all genres of production.

In addition to the crew database, we also offer a free bespoke service, including advice and guidance, and post out film and TV jobs to the crew database and through our Twitter feed @filminengland

Productions that have used the crewing service to search for crew and use the job posting service include Peaky Blinders, Tolkien, Official Secrets, The Spanish Princess, Killing Eve, Curfew and War of the Worlds.

In the last financial year the Production Services team supported a record £102 million of location filming incorporating over 1500 productions, including 87 features films and 98 TV dramas, shooting across the English regions.

So if you’re trying to find a job in film or TV or looking for crew or facilties for your shoot, why not register on the database.

If you are planning to film in one of the other UK nations or in London and would like to review crew local to these areas please visit Wales ScreenCreative ScotlandNorthern Ireland Screen and Film London.

register a location or property

England’s filming locations have never been in greater demand. In the last year we supported nearly 1000 productions shooting on location outside Greater London.

Your property could be just what filmmakers are looking for, whether it’s a country pub or a medieval castle, modern office or manor house. If your property is based in the English regions, outside Greater London, then you can register on our free database. Before registering please read our resources filming location hints and tips and photographing your property.

Once registered, you can amend your entry, add images or change contact details via the “Register your property” page.

Creative England works closely with our network of independent expert Film Office partners who operate at regional, city, county and local level: