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Elstree Studios
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Shenley Road,
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About Elstree Studios

Elstree Studios has firmly established itself as the number one Film and Television Studio in London and the East of England. In its 90 year history, Elstree has been the studio of choice for many legendary producers and directors from Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick to Danny Boyle, Tom Hooper, Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn. 

Some of the most famous feature films have been produced at Elstree over the years, which include the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, Superman, Moby Dick, The Dam Busters, The Shining, Ice Cold in Alex, and Labyrinth. Over 800 feature films, and similar numbers of television programmes, have been produced at Elstree Studios. 

Most recently Elstree has been the studio of choice for The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, Paddington Bear starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Jude Law and Robert Downey Jnr, Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson, The World’s End starring Simon Pegg, World War Z starring Brad Pitt and of course multi award winning The King’s Speech starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.

Not only are major feature films produced at Elstree, but also some of the highest-rated TV shows in the UK such as the latest A League of Their Own for Sky, Big Brother for Channel 5, The Voice, The Chase and Celebrity Juice for ITV and Strictly Come Dancing, Pointless and Not Going Out for BBC and many more.

The Studios are also very popular for commercials having recently provided stage space for Stella Artois, Direct Line, Tesco, Gucci, Littlewoods, NatWest, BT, River Island, Morrison’s and Burberry.

Elstree is also home to BBC Studioworks. The BBC's commercial facilities arm has upgraded a number of Elstree stages, so they are now fully equipped for HD multi-camera television production. BBC Studioworks have also built brand new HD gallery facilities for the George Lucas stage, which is host to many BBC flagship entertainment shows such as, Strictly Come Dancing.

Elstree Studios boasts seven film and television stages, plus a green screen stage, providing over 60,000sq ft. of stage space with stages ranging from 3,844sq ft. to 15,770sq ft. and from 25ft. to 50ft. in height with planning permission granted for a new 21,000sq ft. stage. The George Lucas stages are two of the tallest in Europe, offering excellent grid loading and power. Internationally famous acts such as Coldplay, One Direction, Take That, Alicia Keys, Kylie, Muse, Rihanna and many other artists find these stages ideal for their tour rehearsals enabling them to accommodate a full size stadium stage and lighting grid and rehearse within a secure location.

Elstree also offers extensive production offices, workshops, dressing rooms, a 28 seat preview theatre, wardrobe and makeup rooms, rehearsal rooms, post productions facilities and car parking. With 24 hour, 7 days a week manned security, together with a comprehensive CCTV camera network, the studios are specifically designed to give you total peace of mind during your stay.

"Working at Elstree Studios was a real honour for me. Growing up as a fan of Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, I was very aware of Elstree as the place where my favourite films we made. As I matured into a fan of cinema, I discovered the illustrious list of classic films that were created at this legendary studio complex. Getting to make my own film there was a truly significant even for me. Knowing I was working on the same sound stages that had housed the Millennium Falcon or the Well of the Souls was a genuine thrill. Elstree is and ever will be an essential part of the British Film Industry's DNA".


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