Before you film in Richmond
The information on this page details what you need to consider before you start filming.
Contact filmrichmond if you have any questions.
- Local police and hospitals
- Use of electricity on shoots
- Environmentally friendly shoots
- Guidelines for filming
Our fees vary and are dependent on a number of factors. See our 2021/22 charges (pdf, 79 KB).
All site visits will be charged at £110.
Occasionally, if a project requires a lot of additional work, an additional administration fee may be charged. This will be discussed with you in advance.
We do not charge for on-street filming, however the following charges will apply if you require a Notice of No Objection:
- Crew of 1-6: £68 per day
- Crew of 7-20: £98 per day
- Crew of 21+: £147 per day
- Crew of 30+: On application
Charges are based on crew size and are per day, not per hour (charges valid from 1 April 2020).
All parking requests are processed by the filmrichmond office and payment should be made by credit or debit card at the time of the request.
Find out more about parking requests.
Parking outside Twickenham Studios
The area around Twickenham Studios is extremely busy with parking in demand from residents, businesses and visitors.
In order to maintain good relations with the studios’ neighbours, and due to the residential location of the studios, we expect visitors to follow our Guidelines for Twickenham Studios parking(pdf, 289KB).
We require productions to have public liability insurance in place to the value of at least £5,000,000 (five million pounds). This may be reduced depending on the shoot.
Risk assessments should be completed for all shoots.
Local police and hospitals
It may be a legal requirement to inform the police if your filming is taking place in a public area.
Lighting and use of electricity on shoots
If you are planning on using a generator or local power, electrical safety standard BS7909 will apply to you.
Compliance with BS7909 is a condition of our contract. View more detailed background information on BS7909(pdf, 461KB) and what you need to do to comply.
For more information, read our guidelines on electrical safety at filming and events(pdf, 513KB).
How to make your shoot environmentally friendly
Green Screen helps productions filming in the capital to make their shoot environmentally friendly. Every production signed up to the scheme receives a tailored plan, specialised advice, and tips for each department, making it easier than ever to reduce carbon (and costs).
Once certified, the Green Screen Environmental Stamp can be used to promote your green credentials.
Visit the Green Screen website to get started and help to make London the capital of green filming.
Guidelines for filming
View the Film London advice on filming people and buildings which includes issues regarding copyright and privacy.
View the Metropolitan Police Film Unit guidelines for filming in a public place:
Filming on Richmond Green, Little Green and surrounding areas
Richmond Green, Little Green and the surrounding areas are very popular to filmmakers. To ensure good relations with neighbours and local businesses in the area please follow the guidelines.
Working with children
Children under 16 may need a licence issued by their local authority before they are able to film. Licences are granted where the local authority is satisfied with the child's fitness and provisions made for his or her health, treatment and education.
The local authority, in accordance with legislation, can insist on 21 days' notice being required from between receipt of a completed application and the first date that the child is required. You must ensure you check with the child's local authority on how much notice they will require to issue a performance licence.
Find out more about child performance licences for Richmond residents.
Sue Lewis (Monday to Friday)
Telephone: 020 8487 5157
Mobile phone: 07882 705073
Sarah Hillman (Thursday and Friday)
Telephone: 020 8891 7538
Mobile phone: 07764 614774
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Updated: 12 August 2021