Filming in Dacorum
Dacorum offers a wide range of filming locations from quaint towns and villages and beautiful parks to modern towns and business parks - and is conveniently located close to world-class filming studios, making it a fantastic place to film.
We welcome film and TV companies to the area and recognise the benefits that filming and film tourism can bring to the economy. We also recognise that we have to balance this with the needs of our residents and local businesses and the use of our public resources. This means that we may not always be able to welcome and accommodate all filming requests, or may need to restrict filming activities to particular days and/or times to minimise the impact. We will tell you as soon as possible should this be the case.
Productions filmed in Dacorum include:
- After Life
- A Confession
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- The Favourite
- Killing Eve
We can provide the help and support that is needed to help you find the best location for your production.
Filming guidelines and process
For more information, please view our Key information for visiting productions (PDF 526KB).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will require all production companies to give written agreement to abide by the British Film Commission's most up-to-date guidance.
Filming in England Partnership
Filming in England is an essential resource for productions looking to film in England, outside of London. It serves as a resource to connect industry with locations, crew, studios and production expertise across the country.
We are proud to be a Filming in England partner, welcoming filming to Dacorum and ensuring cooperation and commitment to assist film and TV drama productions.
Filming code of practice
For further information, please view our Filming protocol for location managers (PDF 597KB).
Fees and charges
There is a minimum administration fee of £125 plus VAT for all filming applications - this will vary, dependant on application and resource availability.
Where filming takes place on council property (for example, parks), or areas managed by Dacorum Borough Council (for example, shopping areas) the charges are:
- up to one hour - £205 plus VAT
- between one and four hours - £470 plus VAT
- Half day (four to six hours) - £800 plus VAT
- Full day (seven hours or more) - £1,200 plus VAT per day
Exceptions may be made for student productions. Set up and strike days will be charged at 50 per cent of the full day rate.
If, for any reason, you cancel your filming requirements following your application, please notify us at the earliest opportunity. We are unable to refund any filming administration fee once this has been processed. A failure to notify us in good time of cancellation of filming on council-owned and/or managed land will result in the full filming charges being levied.
Apply to film in Dacorum
Interested in working in film or TV?
If you'd like to work as crew or have a facility to offer production crews, you can register on Creative England’s free database.