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 http://filmbristol.co.uk/homepage/filming-permission/ (opens new window) before you start planning to film on any Bristol City Council managed locations.

Check the Charges and Payments page Go to http://filmbristol.co.uk/homepage/filming-permission/charges-payments/ (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 http://filmbristol.co.uk/homepage/filming-permission/locations/ (opens new window) and has a crew and facilities database Go to http://filmbristol.co.uk/homepage/filming-permission/crew-facilities/ (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 http://filmbristol.co.uk/homepage/filming-permission/parking-suspension/ (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 http://www.thebottleyard.com/ (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