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Filming at the University

Cardiff University can offer a wide selection of internal and external settings for commercial and non-commercial filming. Our impressive estate boasts traditional buildings dating from the early 20th century by such architects as George Caroe and Harris & Moodie to the modern School of Optometry & Vision Sciences building completed in 2008.

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The University works with the Wales Screen Commission, a free support and advice service part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Creative Business Wales branch.

Some example locations at Cardiff University can be viewed at:

High profile productions that have been filmed on our premises in the past include TV series such as Crash, Sarah-Jayne Adventures, Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sherlock, Wizards Vs Aliens and the award-winning Sky comedy Stella.

The Public Relations team co-ordinates location requests for the University to assist with the smooth running of your production and ensure minimal disruption to staff and students.

Non-commercial filming

Please contact the Public Relations office if you wish to film a news item at the University or if you’re a student carrying out project work involving shooting on campus. We will liaise with other departments of the University to seek the relevant permissions.

Commercial filming

If you would like to enquire about filming large-scale and commercial productions at the University, please review the Filming Checklist before contacting the Public Relations office, to discuss available locations and fees. A contract must be agreed and signed prior to filming taking place.

All enquiries should be directed to the Film Unit, Public Relations.


T: 02920 879013

Filming checklist