Wicklow is home to world-class film studios, including Ardmore Studios and Ashford Studios.
“It’s important to remember Wicklow’s film studios are ideally situated because you have a rural location side-by-side with an urban location and with all the assets virtually on your doorstep”
Morgan O’Sullivan, Film and television producer
Established in 1958, Ardmore Studios is located in the coastal town of Bray, Co. Wicklow, 12 miles / 19 kilometres south of Dublin. The studios are about 30 minutes away from Dublin Airport via the M50 motorway.
Ardmore is in a unique position to offer a complete, one-stop-shop package of world-class film and television facilities customised to your specific production and budget requirements.
The studio’s dedication to continual growth, progress, and investment in cutting-edge technology has propelled them to the forefront of the Irish film industry.
The studio currently comprises 170,000 sq ft of production stages and support facilities and consists of seven sound stages, extensive production and post-production facilities within two adjacent locations.
Production offices, workshops, costume, hair and make-up, and props space, dressing rooms, restaurant, and backlot are all part of the support infrastructure.
The Ardmore brand is recognised by producers throughout the world, having become associated with national and international film and television successes including My Left Foot, Braveheart, The Field, Into the Badlands, Little Women (BBC), The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Tudors, and other significant productions have all been filmed at Ardmore Studios.
Productions at Ardmore have received 14 Oscars and many BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy awards.
See further information about Ardmore Studios here: https://www.ardmore.ie.
Ashford Studios is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built film and television studio located in Ballyhenry, Ashford, County Wicklow, 23 miles / 37 kilometres from Dublin City Centre and 40 minutes from Dublin Dublin Airport via the M50 motorway.
The purpose-built Ashford Film Studios is set on 350 acres and currently consists of 3 stages (12,100 sq ft, 14,100 sq ft and 28,500 sq ft), all of which provide flexible, efficient production areas designed to the highest environmental standards. The stages are entirely soundproofed, with ceiling heights of 40 feet, and large pathways provide lighting technicians with complete access.
The support facilities, which include ancillary offices, workshops, and a large backlot area.
The hit TV show Vikings and Netflix's planned spin-off Vikings: Valhalla are both produced at Ashford Studios.
See further information about Ashford Studios here: https://www.ashfordstudios.com.
Kite Studios is located in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. Facilities include a 9,000 sq ft sound stage with cyclorama and is 100% LED building. Support infrastructure I ncludes wifi, kitchen area, hair & makeup room, costume room, production office and ample parking. Celtic Grips and Teach Solais are located on the 3.5 acre site.
Since 2017, clients from the world of film, television, advertising, photography and music have been using Kite Studios as a space to rehearse, to produce, to record and to livestream.
See further information about Kite Studios here: https://kitefilmstudios.ie.
Browse Screen Ireland’s interactive Infrastructure Map to check out their choice of key filming locations, major studios, and much more: https://www.screenireland.ie/map.
Planning Permission granted for “State of the art” Greystones Film Studio and Media Campus
Wicklow County Council has granted a 10-year planning permission to Greystones Media Campus (GMC) Ltd for a multi-studio film and media campus in Greystones.
The €150m development will see an expected 73,511 square metres of studio space, alongside offices, and ancillary production buildings built on the 50-acre site at the IDA Business and Technology Park at Greystones. When complete, the project will more than double the stage capacity in Ireland.
The project is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs with anticipated direct, indirect, and induced economic impact valued at €1.54bn gross, representing a major boon to Greystones and the surrounding areas.
Greystones Media Campus (GMC) Ltd is a 50/50 joint venture between builders John Sisk & Son Ltd and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), which is managed and controlled by State-owned debt agency, the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA).