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 Go to (opens new window) before you start planning to film on any Bristol City Council managed locations.

Check the Charges and Payments page Go to (opens new window) for information about the costs of filming in Bristol.

Filming services

The Bristol Film Office can assist with finding locations Go to (opens new window) and has a crew and facilities database Go to (opens new window) to help you find Film and TV services or general contacts such as:

  • Casting agencies 
  • Props and equipment
  • Transport companies
  • Post-production facilities

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 Go to (opens new window) 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 Go to (opens new window) in Hengrove is the largest film and TV production facility in the West of England.

The Bottle Yard Studios is:

  • 300,000 square feet of flexible production space including green screen, large back lot and extensive parking
  • equipped with production offices, dressing rooms plus a hub of creative on-site tenants
  • 15 minutes drive from Bristol city centre and two hours from London