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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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.
Manchester has some amazing filming locations all around the city. Here are a few of our favourite spots:
Department Store Bar & Lounge – If your shoot calls for modern elegance, then this is the place for you. Here you will find a beautiful space that blends industrial vibes with contemporary decor, perfect for drama series.
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.
The Blackout Room at Submerged Studios - If you're in need of a blackout space for your shoot, this state-of-the-art studio in Ancoats is your best shot! The venue also offers other options, including a warehouse for industrial shoots.
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.
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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