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.
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.
Our 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 medium scale entertainment and drama, right up to major Hollywood blockbusters.
Shrewsbury Prison is kept and maintained to a high standard, while many prisons of a similar age showing 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.
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