Filming in Liverpool

Liverpool City Region is the best place to make film, TV and digital content in the UK. We aim to support and facilitate all types and aspects of production in Liverpool City Region with a team of experienced film professionals.

We provide a free service including location finding, permissions & liaison, parking, traffic control, sourcing local labour & suppliers. Liverpool Film Office is based within Liverpool City Council; we liaise with all the necessary departments and key local contacts on your behalf, including Merseyside Police, to ensure all your production needs are met quickly and efficiently.

National Restrictions in England from 5 January

Covid-secure Film & TV Production Continues.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of further National restrictions to operate throughout England from January 5th, the Secretary of State for DCMS has confirmed that whilst you should work from home unless you cannot, exemptions are in place for the creative sector which includes film & TV production. Additionally, filming can continue to take place in the premises of businesses that are closed which is set out on page 20 of the published Government Guidance here.

Therefore, it has been advised that Covid-secure film and TV production operating under the appropriate national guidance (see links below) can continue in England under the new restrictions thanks to the rigorous and comprehensive Covid safety industry protocols.

Student Filming

Unfortunately we cannot process any filming requests from students at this time. Under the current Government Guidance, the only exceptions for students permitted to leave home to engage in educational opportunities are those attending health, veterinary, teaching or policing programmes or those with professional body requirements.

COVID-19 Filming Guidance

Please note that in relation to COVID-19, we advise all filming takes place within the current UK Government regulations and adheres to safe working practices outlined in the relevant film and TV industry specialist guidance:

Production should give as much time as possible for a full assessment of activities to take place. If insufficient time is given for assessment to take place the production runs the risk of approval not being granted.

Find out how we can help your production below.

Permissions

Liverpool Film Office operates an industry standard film permit system to make applying for filming permissions quick and easy for filmmakers and local authorities.

All filming on or around Liverpool City Council land, buildings, facilities and Public Highways will require permission.

Find out more about applying for a film permit here.

Funding

Liverpool Film Office established and manages two funds to help drive growth and support the region’s film and television sector by investing in a diverse portfolio of high-quality content.

Find out more about the Liverpool City Region Production Fund here.

Find out more about the Liverpool City Region Film & TV Development Fund here.

These funds are provided by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Strategic Investment Fund.

Locations

Liverpool City Region has some of the most unique locations in the country, within a small geographical distance. Liverpool boasts some of the UK’s finest architecture, with the largest amount of Grade I listed buildings outside of London; from pristine period, modern cityscapes and rural villages, to breathtaking beaches and forests.

Liverpool’s grand architecture makes it a popular filming stand in for London, as well as international areas including North American cities: New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and European locations: Berlin, Moscow, Madrid, Normandy and more.

For galleries of General Views and Liverpool’s doubles, click here.

Liverpool Film Office manages a large, comprehensive locations database that is free and easy to use.

Register on our database and start looking for your perfect film location here.

Build Space, Studios, Production Offices & Accommodation

Should you be looking for accommodation, a production office, build space or studios big or small – Liverpool Film Office is here to help you find one of our film friendly facilities.

We have a vast amount of experience and can assist you to find the best base for your production, whether it is a small documentary team or a major feature film.

Contact our team directly to discuss your requirements.

Emailfilm.office@liverpool.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 233 0178

Crew

Liverpool has always had a great storytelling tradition, with a world renowned reputation for producing some of the most inspiring creatives in recent history. North West England is home to some of the most exceptional and experienced talent on screen and behind-the-scenes.

Liverpool Film Office manages a database with some of the country’s most experienced crew, and ambitious new entrants.

Find your crew here.

Facilities

Liverpool City Region is ready and equipped for any production of any scale. From animal wranglers and extra agencies, to hotels, office space and post-production studios, Liverpool Film Office offers an extensive list of film friendly local businesses to support your production.

Browse Liverpool’s film friendly facilities here.

Acting & Extra Agencies

Whether you are looking to build your cast or you want to become a Background Artist (extra), we have a number of Agencies across Liverpool City Region that can help.

Browse a list of agencies here.

Made in Liverpool

Want to find out more about productions that were filmed in Liverpool City Region?

Discover our Filmography & more here.