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Filming in Winchester district

We welcome filmmakers and production companies to make the most of the district’s beauty spots for film and TV. If you would like to film in Winchester, we'll need details of the proposed shoot as far as possible in advance.

How to make an enquiry

You should get in touch with us as far in advance as possible – to support a smaller scale shoot, you'll need to let us know two weeks in advance of filming. Larger scale filming will require the cooperation of multiple departments so may take much longer to organise.

To make a filming enquiry, you will need to email details of your planned filming activity to, who will process your enquiry and provide you with the necessary permissions.

Please be as detailed as possible when making an enquiry. At a minimum, we will need the following information and documentation.

  • The date, exact timings, and proposed locations
  • The scale of the filming project - including the total number of people involved and the type of equipment you are using
  • Evidence of Public Liability Insurance Cover or Third Party Risks for a minimum of £5m per claim for lower key shoots – and up to £10m for large projects.
  • A copy of your risk assessment
  • If filming on a road, you may need to seek permission from Hampshire County Council. More information can be found on their website.

Upon receipt of an enquiry with full information, we will aim to respond within 5 working days.

Please note - If you are filming on private land, such as Winchester Cathedral, you will need to seek the permission of the landowner.


We charge depending on the application you submit, but a full list of what fees and charges are applicable can be found below.


Students, charitable organisations and news outlets are exempt from filming charges


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