Auckland’s fully-resourced film studios are adaptable to your production needs, offering plenty of choice in facility type, size and features.

Our six main studios cover the full scope of screen production, from music video to feature films, and all are within a 30-minute drive of the city centre and Auckland Airport.

Kumeu Film Studios

Auckland’s newest screen production site and complex, Kumeu Film Studios totals 27ha (67 acres) and includes expansive facilities located just 25 minutes from the city centre.

Studio features include:
  • stage area: 4036m2 (43,448ft2), 9m-11m (30ft-36ft) in height
  • workshop and manufacture space/secondary stage area: 6160m2 (66,305ft2) 
  • production offices area: 1215m2 (13,084ft2) with fibre connection and Wi-Fi-fit out  
  • 2 water tanks – Underwater Dive Tank and Ocean Surface Tank – the only tanks of this size in New Zealand
  • permanent green screen wall: 70.6m x 13m (231ft x 42ft) with a surface area of 920m2 (9900ft2)
  • 2 sound stages: 2336.3m2 (25,000ft2) each
  • 12ha (30 acre) forest backlot.

Find out more about Kumeu Film Studios.


Auckland Film Studios

With facilities for productions of all sizes, Auckland Film Studios hosts a range of feature films, TV series and commercials, as well as music video, quiz show and documentary productions.

Studio features include:

  • 3 studios: 1 x 868m2 (9343ft2), 1 x 784m2 (8439ft2) and a state-of-the-art 1924m2 (21,000ft2).
  • full complement of buildings and areas for wardrobe, makeup, art department, casting, catering, construction, greens, props, production office, sound and stunts
  • a number of independent suppliers also operating on the site.

Filmed here: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Emperor, The Warrior’s Way.

South Pacific Pictures

As New Zealand’s largest screen production company, South Pacific Pictures has produced thousands of programming hours, including drama series, serials and feature films, reality programmes and documentaries.

Studio features include:

  • 2 studios: 1 x 700m2 (7535ft2) and 1 x 500m2 (5382ft2)
  • sound-proofed
  • three production/post production office spaces
  • a photo cyc/studio available for hire
  • spaces available for hire separately or combined.

Filmed here: Whale Rider, Shortland Street, Westside, The Almighty Johnsons.

Studio West

Studio West has a long history of working with many leading international and local TV and film production companies. International clients include Warner Brothers and The Disney Channel.

Studio features include:

  • 3 studios: 1 x 312m2 (3358ft2), 1 x 525m2 (5651ft2) and 1 x 700m2 (7535ft2)
  • workshops and office spaces for production, work and paint, carpentry, costume and art departments, and prop storage
  • post-production facilities
  • 1.2ha (3 acres) of backlot.

Filmed here: Xena Warrior Princess, Yogi Bear, Avalon High, The Disney Channel/Saban’s Power Rangers series.

Kelly Park Film Studio

Kelly Park Film Studio is set in the picturesque rural landscape of Wainui, 35km (21.7mi) north of Auckland's CBD and situated just off the northern motorway exit (30 minutes’ travel time).

Studio features include:

  • a 4538m2 (48,846ft2) studio, situated on 3.78ha of land consented for filming
  • an earth floor, where levels can be adjusted to meet production requirements (it was excavated 8m (26ft) for the village set of 30 Days of Night, and for the movie The Ferryman a large pool was created for a sail boat)
  • a clear span building with no internal walls or columns in the internal studio area, with a strategically built catwalk system that runs the full length of the building, offering 3802m2 (40,924ft2)of working studio floor area
  • ramp trolley access, providing a safe elevated vantage point down onto the ground floor
  • lighting grids running along each side of the interior, and convenient anchor points for sets and scaffolding to be secured
  • black roof space with sound proofing insulation material.

Filmed here: 30 Days of Night, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Ferryman; Ash v Evil Dead; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2: Sword of Destiny.

Beop Studios

Located in central Auckland, Beop Studios is the most accessible dry hire studio in the city. The 224m2 (2241ft2) studio is very user friendly, with 10 car parks and drive-on access. Ideal for sets, green screen, art department and wardrobe, the studio opened in 2016 and has carried out a wide range of productions, including commercials, film, television, animation, documentaries and live events. 

Studio features include:

  • 241m2 (2594ft@) white studio with 4.5m (14.9ft) high stud.
  • 10 car parks
  • drive-on access for lighting and grip trucks
  • 3 phase power (62amp) in the centre of the studio
  • green room
  • producers lounge and kitchenette.

Filmed here: adverts for McDonald’s, Steinlager, TV3, Mitre 10, plus numerous music videos.

AR/VR Garage

The AR/VR Garage is home to Auckland's augmented and virtual reality startups and we have some great facilities that you can use too.
With an infinity green screen cyclorama studio available for hire, this is ideal for virtual reality filming, and any other film or photo shoots requiring a green screen.

Studio features include:

  • Over 100m2, and is the height of two stories.  
  • There is a stair way up one side at the back.  
  • A giant garage roller door opens up to the driveway so you can drive in a giant truck if you want.
  • If you open the garage door, you can have daylight.  
  • With the Garage door closed, there is very little light.
  • One onsite carpark is available during work hours (an AR/VR Garage visitor park), but after hours you can use any AR/VR Garage park near the studio.
  • Bathroom access is included. 
  • Kitchen access is included on weekdays, but not in the weekends or after hours.
  • Rates: half day $250, full day $500, overnight $800
  • Repainting fee $100 if required
  • There is also a  sound room available, and a motion capture setup in the studio.


Find out more about AR/VR Garage


Studio 230

Studio 230 is Auckland's most convenient studio location for film and television productions, advertising stills and photography shoots.

Studio features include:

  • Three-walled white cyclorama
  • Soundstage 
  • Separate makeup/green room and a built-in lighting rig.
  • A dock-way provides easy access for lighting and film trucks, and drive-on sets.
  • It has a full rail for curtains.
  • Blacks and green or blue screens can be rented on request.
  • It has a self-contained kitchenette and bathroom facilities.
  • Hireage includes power, wireless internet, and car parking.
  • It has three-phase power: two x 63 amp and single-phase power: two x 20 amp.
  • Size: 16m x 11m x 6m

Find out more about Studio 230

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