Location Filming and Photography
Due to the volume of requests Northern Stage is now receiving for location filming and photography we have prepared the below information as a guideline for those interested in using the venue for this activity.
Where there is a confirmed booking of one of our event spaces at the venue, in most cases there will be no location fee for filming / photography. This excludes filming of corporate videos, music videos, TV programmes / adverts, or feature films. In these cases we are happy to discuss filming and photography requirements and charges.
In cases where the filming or photography is not in a privately booked space, a location charge will be applied. Please note it is at Northern Stage’s discretion whether we require that a private hire of one of our spaces is required for filming or photography, in which case our regular venue hire rates apply.
Northern Stage is a busy theatre venue as well as a publicly accessible building, and as such filming and photography is subject to restrictions which vary depending on our operational commitments at given times. We will review each application received for location filming / photography and will advise if permission can be granted.
Location filming and photography requests must be received in good time to allow for the necessary planning and administration. We may not be able to accommodate requests made at short notice so please advise us of your request as soon as possible.
Location charges will vary depending on the nature of your request. The below charges are approximate, you will receive a quote upon submitting a request.
- Planning and admin including visits / recces - required for all filming and photography - £50+VAT per hour
- Staff escort charge – if applicable during filming - £50+VAT per hour
- Filming / photography - this applies to all filming or photography in non-privately hired areas subject to Northern Stage’s agreement - £100+VAT per hour
Please note the hourly rate includes set-up and strike time.
Cancellation fee is 50% of the agreed total fee if cancellation occurs more than 72 hours before filming / photography and 100% if less than 72 hours.
How to make a request for location filming / photography
To make a request to film or take photos at Northern Stage please contact us providing as much detail as possible.
Please note that location charges quoted for your brief will be based on the information supplied and are time and location specific.
Should your actual filming / photography requirements differ from the description provided, you will be liable for additional charges. All filming or photography which overruns the allocated timings agreed will be subject to additional charges.
Once you have submitted a filming / photography request you will be required to provide:
- A certificate of Public Liability Insurance
- A risk assessment(s) and method statement
- Storyboard/synopsis of piece
All of the documentation must be received and checked before filming can be confirmed.
For further information please call 0191 242 7204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org