Apply for filming permission, find locations and facilities, request parking suspension.

Permissions and cost

You should contact the Bristol Film Office and apply for a filming permit before you start planning to film on any Bristol City Council managed locations.

Check the Charges and Payments page for information about the costs of filming in Bristol.

Filming services

The Bristol Film Office can assist with finding locations.

Request a parking suspension

We can block some on-street parking and car park bays for you.

The Bristol Film Office details the different types of parking suspensions we have and their cost.

Apply to suspend a parking bay

You must allow three working days for your application to be processed. We won't contact you to tell you your application has been approved; we'll only contact you if we need more information.

The Bottle Yard Studios

The Bottle Yard Studios in Hengrove is the largest film and TV production facility in the West of England.

The Bottle Yard Studios:

  • has 11 stages, 8 at the main site and 3 at TBY2, its premium facility which opened in 2022 and offers fully soundproofed space
  • has more than 35,000 square feet of furnished production offices, 5000 square feet of green screen and ample ancillary workspaces
  • has a large back lot plus a hub of creative on site businesses offering production related services
  • is 15 minutes' drive from Bristol city centre and 2 hours from London