Film production is a huge industry in the UK for many reasons, including tax relief, a diverse shooting landscape, and the spectrum of skilled workers on hand. Thousands of people from film crews need long or short-stay accommodation in Reading and our serviced apartments offer superior accommodation to a standard hotel stay in the heart of the town. Our spacious, flexible serviced apartments in Reading are ideal for film crews with the space, comfort, and facilities of a home-from-home with no compromise on hotel quality. With the opening of Winnersh and Shinfield Studios in Reading, we’re opening our doors to film crews from around the world, drawn to our beautiful corner of the UK. Contact us directly to book our accommodation and enjoy our lowest available rates, and flexible terms.
Why Film in the UK?
The UK is a premier location for world-class film and television production. Incentives like generous tax relief with cash rebates of up to 25% on UK expenditure draws crews from around the world. We have a diverse range of accessible locations and world-class, purpose-built studios around the country. The UK has the largest concentration of award-winning post-production and VFX facilities and universally recognised and respected talent in front of and behind the camera. We can facilitate productions of any genre budget and scale.
Reading is prolific as a filming destination in the UK and has been used as the backdrop for many films and TV shows over the years. It has recently been ranked as fifth for the best filming locations in the UK and we expect that rating to rise with the opening of the new studios. Rated movies that were filmed in Reading include The King’s Speech, Match Point, Bugsy Malone, The Krays, X-Men: First Class, The Eagle Has Landed and more.
Shinfield Studios Reading
Shinfield Studios are an exciting new hub for film, TV, and production in the UK. They have already opened 13 fully soundproofed and air-conditioned stages with more film and TV studio facilities opening on a rolling basis over the next year. A further five stages are due to be completed by 2024. Shinfield Studios is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built studio facility, 20 minutes by car from our accommodation in central Reading with a car park on-site. The studios are within Wokingham Borough’s Thames Valley Science Park, ideally situated with great transport links. When fully launched, Shinfield will be one of the largest studio complexes in the UK. They’ll have 18 purpose-built sound stages, contemporary offices, and a post-production complex with a cinema – perfect for the world’s biggest blockbusters.
Winnersh Film Studios
Operated by Stage Fifty, a world-class sound stage company, Winnersh Film Studios is a new filming facility just off junction 10 of the M4. They currently have two sound stages, offices, and workshops operational. The remaining four state-of-the-art stages, including a 30,000 sq ft stage to house the world’s largest VP volume, will start welcoming productions later this year. Upon completion, there will be six stages with 120,000 sq. ft of stage space. Their first booking was The Boys in the Boat, a feature directed by George Clooney which caused much excitement around Reading. The studio is a 15-minute drive or an 8-minute train ride from PREMIER SUITES Reading, alighting at Triangle Railway station.
Accommodation for film crews in Reading
If you’re booking accommodation for cast, crew and team members for a production taking place in Winnersh or Shinfield film studios, PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Reading are an ideal choice. Offering better facilities and more space than a traditional hotel, our suites could save you hassle and month, and delight your crew. We have the option of one- or two-bedroom suites, each with a private kitchen, a separate living and dining space and plenty of storage so you don’t have to worry about travelling light. Our suites offer the comfort of a home-from-home, allowing you to store, cook, prepare, and enjoy meals saving both individuals and your company a fortune in restaurant bills. Each suite also has laundry facilities so your crew can look and feel their best at work, every day.
For our lowest available rates and friendly service from our front-of-house team, book directly with us. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your team to PREMIER SUITES Reading.