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Filming and photography in Gateshead


Gateshead Council welcomes film, television and photographic companies who wish to film/photograph in and around the borough of Gateshead.  

If you are interested in featuring Gateshead in your next production please contact the communications team for an informal discussion. In many cases, permission can be granted by phone.

Small crews wishing to film ‘general views’ or take still photographs, for example, images of the Angel of the North and Gateshead Quayside, do not need permission to film providing they adhere to our filming protocol filming protocol.

For larger or more complex shoots, drone filming, or to bring any equipment on to land which is owned by Gateshead Council, you will be asked to fill in our Application to Film form. Please note, a minimum of two weeks’ notice should be given, road closures require at least five weeks' notice. 

In all cases anyone wishing to film or take still photography in Gateshead should read and adhere to our filming protocol


Contact us

Please call 0191 433 3544 or 0191 433 2076 or email for more information about filming in Gateshead.