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Filming contacts

X+Y was filmed in Sheffield (image courtesy of Origin Pictures/Bankside Films)

Your main point of contact for filming requests in Sheffield is the Communications Team who can be contacted on 0114 2053546 or by email at

Before putting in your request, we would advise that you have an informal discussion about filming locations and conditions with the departments, contacts for which are listed below. This will provide valuable information and help to expedite your application.

City Centre Management Team
For advice and permissions to film in city centre locations including the Winter Garden, Peace Garden, Barker’s Pool and Tudor Square.

For advice on filming where roads and highways will be used or obstructed, and any assistance for road closures.
Tel: 0114 2736677

Parking Services
For advice and permissions on where to park your vehicles, to use spaces that are restricted and for council car park use.

Parks and Countryside
For access to film in the hundreds of parks and green spaces across the city.
Tel: 0114 2500500

Housing Services
For access to film in council owned properties contact the Communications Team.
Tel: 0114 2053546

Facilities Management
For advice and permission for filming in Council-owned Buildings (including Moorfoot, Town Hall etc.).
Tel: 0114 2735 621

Our Partners
We work alongside other organisations to attract filming projects to Sheffield and to make sure that those who choose to film here get the best out of the experience and are able to make authentic productions.

Screen Yorkshire – manage the Yorkshire Content Fund which invests in films and high-end television drama in the region. Get in touch for eligibility criteria or an informal chat about funding options for your project.
Contact: All contact information is on the Screen Yorkshire website.

Creative England – the national not-for-profit agency providing free support to productions filming in England, outside of London. Get in touch for advice, locations, studios, facilities and crew.
Contact: All contact information is on the Creative England website.

South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network (SYFN)
SYFN is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes and enables film-based networking and filmmaking activities in South Yorkshire.

As well as producing films, they provide advice and connections relating to:

  • local crew
  • equipment hire
  • locations
  • casting
  • facilities and other services

On top of all that, they provide networking opportunities almost every month, host film screenings celebrating the work of the region’s filmmakers (and beyond), deliver training masterclasses and run annual competitions like 2Weeks 2Make It.

Contact: All contact information is on the SYFN website.