Based in Hartlepool in the Tees Valley, The Northern Studios is the only large-scale commercial television and film studio facility in North East England.

The Northern Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Northern School of Art – on the board of directors we have representation from the project funder, local council, and an independent director from the screen industry.



Tees Valley Combined Authority & the Office of the Tees Valley Mayor

The Tees Valley Combined Authority was created to drive economic growth and job creation in the Tees Valley region.

The Authority is a partnership of five authorities – Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees – working closely with the Local Enterprise Partnership, wider business community and other partners to make local decisions to support the growth of the region’s investment & economy. Visit the website


The Northern School of Art

Established in 1874, The Northern School of Art provides a range of specialist skills and training – from A-levels, Diplomas, Degrees and Postgraduate – and is a trusted provider of skilled graduates to the creative, screen and stage industries. Visit the Website


Hartlepool Borough Council

Hartlepool Borough Council work to ensure Hartlepool is a vibrant, welcoming and inspiring place to live, visit, work, invest and grow up in – providing services and support for residents, visitors, investors and businesses. Visit the Website


North East Screen

North East Screen (NES) is the North East of England’s screen agency.

They develop and champion North East England as one of the UK’s leading film and TV production hubs where exceptional screen industry talent can live, create and work.

NES support all incoming productions with crew, locations and facilities shooting anywhere in North East England through their Production Service. They work with Indie production companies based in the North East providing them with business and commission development support.

NES also offer talent and professional development support for home grown freelancers (writers, producers, directors and artist filmmakers). They connect experienced crew to job opportunities and, for those just starting out and wanting to work in film and TV, they run the North East Screen Crew Academy. Visit the Website