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 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.
Apply to film
Apply to film in Dacorum
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.
Filming guidelines and processes
For more information, please view our Key information for visiting productions (PDF 526KB) and Filming protocol for location managers (PDF 597KB).
Filming locations and services
Registering your location
Productions are always looking for film-friendly homes, business premises, land and empty and derelict properties. Why not add your location to the local database, which also feeds into Filming In England’s national database?
Register your location now
Registering your service
If you are interested in working as a crew member or have a local facility that can service the film and TV industry, you can register on our crew and facilities database.
Register as a crew member/your facility now
Database terms and conditions
Please read the Filming Database Terms and Conditions (PDF 112KB).
For more details on how we use your personal information, please visit our privacy policies page.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance
We require all production companies to give written agreement to abide by the British Film Commission's most up-to-date guidance.