This information is relevant to film location managers.
Dudley borough has an impressive array of locations to film that suit your budget. From the magnificent Grade 2 listed Himley Hall and Park, where in 1645 during the English Civil War, King Charles I encamped in the grounds on his way to defeat at the Battle of Naseby to the Grade 2 listed Red House Glass Cone which is also a scheduled ancient monument and one of only four complete cones left in the UK.
With seven local nature reserves and one national nature reserve – Wren’s Nest is famous for its geology. There is something to offer any potential film location manager. We are friendly, accommodating and flexible to change.
In recent years we have welcomed ‘Countryfile’ who filmed at The Leasowes in Halesowen and various other parks around the borough. Gok Wan also recorded ‘Fashion Fix' at the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge. The Cone has also appeared in ‘Great Railway Journeys’ with Michael Portillo and on Cbeebies with ‘Mr Bloom’.
Dudley recently hosted the filming of ‘She who brings gifts’, which is an upcoming British post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller released in 2016 starring Glen Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine.
Requests will be considered on a case by case basis and no filming or photography will be allowed on site without prior consent. Dudley Council reserves the absolute right to grant or deny permission for filming and to determine the terms under which filming will be permitted.
Please contact the individual venue for your filming enquiry as detailed below.
Himley Hall & Park – 01384 817817 www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/himley-hall/
Red House Glass Cone – 01384 812750 www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums/red-house-glass-cone/
Borough town halls – 01384 815512 www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/entertainment-live/
Priory Hall - 01384 815373 www.dudley.gov.uk/resident/living/marriages/
Borough parks – 01384 818323 www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/parks-open-spaces/
If you require any further assistance or to arrange a site visit please contact Nicola Beckley, Tourism Officer at Dudley Council on 01384 817611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Anthea Jones on 01384 818216 or email email@example.com
If your filming enquiry is in relation to the visitor attractions listed below please contact them directly.
Black Country Living Museum - 0121 557 3514 www.bclm.com
Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust - 0121 557 6265 www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk
Dudley Zoological Gardens - 01384 215313 www.dudleyzoo.org.uk