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Production & Film Location

Production & Film Location

Shrewsbury Prison offers the perfect, authentic prison location for filming. Boasting over 4 acres of space, with the original Victorian prison buildings and cells, over 4 floors, this is the ideal space for companies looking for film production locations.

The large, imposing red-bricked façade of the main prison building stands tall, as you enter through the iconic Georgian gate lodge. Reminiscent of a grand stately home, you will take in the original governor’s house, flanked either side by barred windows. As you enter the prison and follow in a prisoners’ footsteps, through reception and onto A Wing, you are able to imagine the vast space filled with the noise, hustle and bustle of a working prison. We're proud to offer some of the best film production locations in the UK which offer a completely authentic experience for viewers.

200 years of history

Our film production location can tell the story of over 200 years of prison and social history. We play host to small scale productions, music videos and educational productions, through to medium scale entertainment and dramas, right up to major Hollywood blockbusters.

Shrewsbury Prison is kept and maintained to a high standard, while many prisons of a similar age show signs of age-related wear and tear. Shrewsbury Prison is the best-kept decommissioned prison in the country, which means it is the perfect location for all prison-related productions.

Real Life Prison For Filming in the UK

Areas of interest for filming include:

  • Reception: For processing prisoners.
  • Governor’s Office: The original Governor’s office.
  • A Wing: The main Victorian wing at Shrewsbury Prison, consisting of 172 cells spread over 4 floors.
  • A Wing servery: Where prisoners would have been served meals
  • Healthcare: Nurse’s station and dispensary for prisoner’s medication.
  • Segregation: Including the brutal strip cell.
  • C Wing: The smallest wing at Shrewsbury Prison, consisting of 22 cells spread over two floors.
  • Execution Room: Where hangings would have taken place before The Death Penalty was abolished.
  • Visits: The area used for prison visits from family and friends.
  • Workshops: The area where prisoners would have worked; used for sewing, machinery and manufacturing.
  • Sports Complex: A purpose build sports space including a ¾ size sports hall.

To book a meeting and view our space, contact our dedicated sales team.

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