Church Fenton Yorkshire Studios, Stage 3

Based at the former Leeds East Airport, this ex Royal Air Force base was originally home to the first RAF ‘Eagle’ Squadron of American World War II volunteers, made famous in the feature film Pearl Harbour.

The production facility includes three hangars totalling nearly 100,000 sq ft of internal production space, plus additional workshops and offices. It also has one of the biggest back lots in the UK – 440 acres of land with clear vistas, and a network of full width runways and roadways. Church Fenton is the base for ITV’s global hit Victoria, where the producers Mammoth Screen have transformed stages 1 and 3 into the interiors of Buckingham Palace.

Church Fenton is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside, UK, a short distance from Leeds and York. Just two hours or less from London or Edinburgh by rail, with excellent road links and the ability to fly talent directly into the studios.

Location

Busk Lane
Church Fenton
Tadcaster
North Yorkshire
LS24 9SE

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  • Chris Hordley smiling to camera

    Chris Hordley, Production Liaison & Development

    Chris provides bespoke advice on regional locations, studios and facilities to UK and international production companies. With over 20 years combined industry and production liaison experience, Chris has secured and supported productions in Yorkshire & Humber including; Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley, Victoria, Ackley Bridge, God's Own Country, Paddington 2, and Transformers: The Last Knight.  He also supports Screen Yorkshire’s senior management team in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Richard Knight, Production Liaison and Education

    Richard Knight, Career Support Manager

    Richard helps to find and develop Yorkshire’s industry talent of the future. He assists with the development and running of Screen Yorkshire’s training and education programmes including our nation-leading Connected Campus initiative. Having worked for 20 years in the industry throughout the UK on feature films, television dramas, music videos and commercials, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.