Filming Locations for Hire in Manchester

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Top Filming Locations in Manchester

If you’re on the hunt for filming venues in Manchester then you’ve certainly come to the right place. Here at Tagvenue, we list a huge range of diverse and bespoke filming locations in a variety of different spots across the city. Whether it’s empty studios or warehouses you’re looking to customise, or ready-made locations, such as bars, meeting rooms, and galleries, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for in Manchester. Using our venue finder and it’s smart filters, film location hire has never been easier. Book directly with us today!

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Filming Locations Hire Guide

From Trafford Park to Monsall, take your pick from a huge range of blank canvas studios, or bespoke rooms with built in sets, such as kitchens and lounges. For those creating their own set or backdrop, many of the venues benefit from a great amount of natural light and have all the necessary equipment to help your creation come to life, setting the scene perfectly for adverts and promotional video shoots, as well as short scenes for film, TV, or music videos. Hire fees begin at £480 and rise to £2,550 depending on the size of the studio and the resources available. 

If you’re looking for cheap filming locations, then it’s also possible to hire a number of bespoke venues in city centre locations, such as Springfields and the Northern Quarter, including meeting rooms, galleries, and bars. Here you need not worry about creating your own backdrop and simply take advantage of the ready-made setting available to you. Ideal for short films or TV scenes, saving time on a backdrop means you’ll have plenty of time to adjust your shots and get the best camera footage possible. Enquire directly through Tagvenue and we’ll help you find a quote that fits to your time and budget requirements.

Filming Locations in Manchester FAQ

Which are the best filming locations in Manchester?

Manchester has some amazing filming locations all around the city. Here are a few of our favourite spots:

Wellington Studios – This is a private room with gorgeous views and exposed brick walls. This is an ideal location if your shoot will need lots of natural light or for projects like podcasts or interviews. 

Trafford Hall Hotel – If your shoot calls for old school elegance, then this is the place for you. Here you will find a grand ballroom with beautiful detailing and loads of space, making this location perfect for large scenes.

MCR Creative Studios – Some shoots will require time in a studio, and MCR is one of the best professional creative spaces that Manchester has to offer. This studio is ideal for filming days that require complete control over variables such as lighting and sound and also for using special effects tools like greenscreens.

What should I look for in a good filming location?

The most important part of making the most of a good filming location is to have the proper gear for the setting you will be shooting in. The gear requirements for outdoor and indoor shooting can be completely different. Lighting and acoustics are much more easily controlled in indoor settings, whereas in outdoor settings, you are at the mercy of mother nature. Next to this, when you are scouting your location, be sure that the space will match the creative direction of your shoot. Finding the best location can be a tough task with many different places to scout and look through, but fortunately, Tagvenue can help you find the perfect location for your creative project.

Which areas are the best for filming in Manchester?

New Islington is a great spot with tons of well equipped and functional studios ready for you to use on your next shoot. Deansgate is a great part of town if you are looking to get out of the studio and shoot in a more real life setting. These places will often be busy, however, so if you are looking for somewhere a bit more private and off the beaten path, then consider finding a filming location in an area like Salford or Old Trafford

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Natalie
Booked Ground Floor Workshop at Wellington Studios
Sean was an extremely helpful host, he ensured we had everything we needed from the space. The space itself was clean, airy and just a cool place to be. Plenty of power points and some nice lamps for mood lighting if we didn’t want to use the bright overhead lights (which we didn’t)
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Daniel O'Gorman
Booked Ground Floor Workshop at Wellington Studios
Quiet and airy space, great for filming and looked good on camera. Easy access from city centre. Sean was very helpful. All good and would book again.
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raabia hussain
Booked Coworking Lounge at Whitworth Locke Manchester
Fantastic staff, great communication and everything went really well. Beautiful venue, and I will definitely recommend it.
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James Amos
Booked Event & Workshop Space at Wellington Studios
This is an amazing space run by great people. I used it for some product photography and would definitely use again.

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