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Filming and Photography

Northern Stage provides a number of settings ideal for photography and filming.

Where there is a confirmed booking of one of our event spaces at Northern Stage, in most cases there will be no location fee for filming / photography. This excludes filming of corporate videos, music videos, TV adverts, TV dramas, TV documentaries or feature films.  In these cases we are happy to discuss filming and photography requirements and fees.

In cases where the filming / photography is not in a privately booked space, a location fee will be applied. Please note it is at Northern Stage’s discretion whether we require that a private hire of one of our spaces will be required for filming / photography, in which case our regular venue hire costs will apply.

Northern Stage is a public and working theatre venue and as such filming and photography is subject to restrictions which vary depending on our operational commitments at any given time. We will review each application received and will advise if permission can be granted.

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.

We are sorry but photography / filming requests with no advance notice cannot be accommodated.

Location charges will vary depending on the nature of your request. All fees are approximate, you will receive a fee quote upon submitting your 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.

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 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 full Risk Assessment (s) and method statement
  • Storyboard/synopsis of piece

All of the documentation must be received and checked before filming can be confirmed.