Wales has an increasing number of TV series being directed, produced and shot in Wales. To support our growing reputation for great TV, Wales now has a number of world class studios.
Pinewood Studios Wales [ image cited Wales Screen]
The Iconic film company Pinewood Studios has a base in Cardiff Bay. The studio forms part of the company's global network and boasts 70,000 sq ft of shooting space, another 70,000 sq ft of mixed use production space, including production accommodation and modern, flexible offices and amenities.
Roath Lock Studios [image cited Wales Screen.com]
The BBC has located its state of the art Roath Lock studio in Cardiff. It has been up and running since September 2011. The 175,000 sq ft facility is the screening location for the BBC’s prime time shows Casualty, Dr Who, Sherlock and Pobl y Cwm, the BBC’s longest running soap opera. It boasts nine HD studios.
Dragon International Film Studios
The complex, also known as Valleywood, has a number of TV and film studios at Llanilid near Bridgend, was proposed by Lord Richard Attenborough, the then chair of Dragon International Studios limited. There are four stages, up to 20,000 sq ft and shows such as Merlin and the film Ironclad have been filmed there.
Based in Cardiff, Enfys Ltd have been providing independent studio and outside broadcast facilities for over 30 years. The 2 fully soundproofed studios can be hired fully equipped or on a dry-hire basis, and includes all facilities needed for programme making.
Located in Swansea Bay, Fabian Way, Bay Studios is one of the largest indoor filming spaces in Europe. For that reason, films, tv series and events all make use of the fantastic venue.
Wolf Studios Wales
Bad Wolf productions has opened one of the largest studios in Wales after partnering with the Welsh government, to film their upcoming shows A Discovery of Witches and His Dark Materials. Located in Cardiff’s Ocean Way, the facilities include 125,000 square feet of stage space with 5 stages ranging from 14,200 to 50,000 square feet and stage heights from 31 to 57.5 feet.
[Sherlock - filmed at Roath Lock Studios - cited BBC Wales]
Wales Screen.com Wales Screen encourages film and television productions to use locations, crew and facilities throughout Wales. Part of the Welsh Government’s Creative Industries Sector team, Wales Screen assists both inward investment and indigenous productions on a practical basis, ensuring that their spend within the Welsh economy is maximised.