Elstree Studios has firmly established itself as the number one Film and Television Studio in London. In its 86 year history, Elstree has been the studio of choice for many legendary producers and directors from Alfred Hitchcock to George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick. Some of the most famous feature films have been produced at Elstree over the yeas which include the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, Superman, The Dam Busters, The Shining, Ice Cold in Alex, Labyrinth... the list is endless.
Most recently Elstree has been the studio of choice for The World's End starring Simon Pegg, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Jude Law and Robert Downey Jnr, Brian Singer's Jack the Giant Slayer, Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson and of course multi award winning The King's Speech starring Colin Firth.
Not only are major feature films produced at Elstree, but also some of the highest rated TV shows in the UK such as Big Brother for Channel 5, Dancing on Ice, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and The Voice for ITV, My Mad Fat Teenage Diary for E4, television specials such as ITV's Michael Buble; Home for Christmas, and children's shows such as The Slammer for BBC and Bunnytown for Disney.
This year, Elstree is also one of the homes of BBC Studios and Post Production. A number of Elstree stages have been fully equipped by the BBC for HD multi camera television production and recent productions announced to use the facilities are the popular daily quiz show Pointless, who will record on stage 8, and the UK's number one show Strictly Come Dancing, who will record on the George Lucas stage. This exciting project makes Elstree even more desirable for television production.
The Studios are also very popular for commercials having recently provided stage space for Morrison's, Gucci, Stella Artois, Direct Line, Tesco and NatWest to name but a few.
Elstree Studios boasts seven film and TV 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. The George Lucas stages are two of the tallest in Europe offering excellent grid loading and power. Internationally famous acts such as Take That, Alicia Keys, Kylie, Muse, Rihanna and many other artists find these stages ideal for their tour rehearsals enabling them to fit a full size stadium stage and lighting grid.
Elstree also offers extensive production offices, workshops, dressing rooms, a 28 seat preview theatre, wardrobe and make up rooms, rehearsal rooms and post productions facilities. With 24 hour, seven day 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.
Located in Borehamwood Elstree, the Studios are very convenient for central London – just 20 minutes by rail from St Pancras, a ten minute walk from the Elstree and Borehamwood train station plus excellent connections via underground and bus services. The Studios are superbly located close to the motorway network, situated at the bottom of the M1 and A1, four minutes from the M25 and serviced by two airports – Luton and Heathrow. There is also excellent access to local amenities for lumber, building materials, shops, restaurants, hotels, and bars. Elstree Studios also has access to over 900 car parking spaces, special entrances for audiences, event hall for audience holding, space for film trailers and heavy good vehicles plus extensive on site catering.
At Elstree you have a conveniently located internationally famous Studio, easy to get to, easy to work with, first class stage and supporting facilities plus a fantastic Media Village community with over 40 specialist media related companies based on site. With a wealth of expertise at your fingertips, Elstree's Media Village can provide you with all the back-up services you may require from lighting, AV hire and action vehicle suppliers to post production, special effects and prosthetics.
Located just 20 minutes from the heart of London, Elstree Studios is without doubt London's No.1 studio for any film or television production, tour rehearsal or promo.