Film & Photography

The Port of Tyne is supportive of the film industry and media sector and will consider all requests to use the Port land or premises for filming or photography.


Filming and photography on the Port's estate is not permitted without authorisation. These guidelines provide information on how to request permission to film or take photographs and the restrictions that apply.

The Port's Marketing and Communications team is happy to discuss commercial filming and photography requirements. The decision to grant permission or otherwise is at the sole discretion of the Port of Tyne.

Due to the nature of the location, filming and photography at the Port of Tyne is subject to security and operational restrictions. The Marketing and Communications team will review each application received on a case by case basis and will advise if permission can be granted.

All authorised filming and photography at the Port (excluding news) is classed as commercial and is subject to a location charge.

Filming and photography requests must be received in good time to allow for the necessary planning and administration. We may not be able to accommodate requests made at short notice so please advise the Port of Tyne of your request as soon as possible. Generally a request must be made at least ten working days prior to the date you wish to film or take photographs.

Due to the number of filming requests received, the Port of Tyne is unable to facilitate student projects, filming for pilot projects or un-commissioned filming or photography requests.


Previous filming productions at the Port of Tyne have included:

TV series

  • Sea Cities Tyneside (BBC2)
  • Vera - ITV production episodes for series 4, 5 and 6
  • Great British Railway Journeys (BBC1)
  • Coast (BBC1)
  • Country File (BBC1)
  • Mega Shippers (Discovery Channel)


  • Ways to Live Forever 2010
  • Nopv 2012
  • Bliss 2015
  • Waterboys 2015


  • Korea Exchange Bank
  • Stoptober 2012
  • Barbour 2014
  • Barbour 2016


To make a request to film or take photos contact, providing as much detail as possible about the purpose, scale and duration of the shoot.