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New Zealand offers a variety of sound stage, studio and warehouse options for shooting your next project.

Both Auckland and Wellington have dedicated studio/soundstage spaces with offices, parking, backlot and workshops. There are a number of other studios and warehouse space which can be used for shooting in other regions including Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin. Contact us to find out more.

The Data Book has studio listings, and is a good source of contacts for your pack-shot and smaller studio requirements.

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Lane Street Studios

Lane Street Studios offers a 10 acre (4 hectare) private, secure site with a total of 67,800 square feet (6,300 square metres) of production and workshop spaces.

The site has two brand new & purpose-built soundstages totalling 50,309 square feet (4,666 square metres) with a stud 40 – 55 ft (12.2 – 17m). The B Stages total size is 18,744 square feet (1,753 square metres) with a 13 ft (4m) apex.

Located just a 40 minute from the airport, Lane Street Studios offers modern, flexible, and functional spaces, in a beautiful 10-acre park like setting.

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Kumeu Film Studio

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Kumeu Film Studios

On a 27 hectare/67-acre site just 25 minutes from downtown Auckland, Kumeu hosts a converted warehouse containing a 4,036m2/43,448ft2 stage area, 9m-11m/30-36ft high. The site also includes workshops (6,160m2/66,305 ft2), office space (1,215m2/13,084 ft2), a huge forest backlot (12 hectare/30 acres).

The Tank Farm/Kumeu 2

Kumeu Film Studios also houses a dive tank (18m/59.5ft diameter, maximum depth 4.9m/16ft) and an ocean horizon tank with green screen wall, which can be booked out as a separate facility (with own entrance).

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Stone Street Studios

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Stone Street Studios

The Stone Street complex in Wellington houses New Zealand's most extensive shooting stages, including the 24,500 square foot "Kong" stage. Facilities include warehouse, production office, costume and makeup amenities, large backlot and car park areas.

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Five Stages



Auckland Film Studios

Set on a spacious 10.5-acre site and located close to the Henderson Business District, Auckland Film Studios consists of five sound stages. They are complemented by nine multi-purpose buildings, with canopies for all weather purposes. The studios offer office space, outdoor mill space and a range of business services.

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Avalon Studios

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Avalon Film & Television Studios

Avalon offers four stages plus production offices, creative department facilities and workshops just 20-minutes’ drive of central Wellington. There is a backlot of 3,000 sq m (32,000ft2), expansive parking and a helipad. Independent feature films and series (e.g. A24’s Mr Corman, X and Pearl and HBO’s Wellington Paranormal) have recently based at Avalon and studio projects have also used Avalon for aspects of production including 20th Century’s Avatar sequels. Avalon Studios is mutually aligned to Stone Street Studios and Lane Street Studios and is a hub for several screen businesses.

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Studio West

Studio West is set on eight acres and is just 20 minutes from downtown Auckland. Along with the four sound stages facilities, it includes offices, art departments, wardrobe buildings, construction, paint and prop-making workshops, and three acres of backlot.

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X3 Studios

Flexible space



Situated 30 minutes south of Auckland’s city centre, X3 Studios offers 11,725m2 (126,200 sq/ft) of clear span high-stud (30-40ft) studio. This flexible space offers various configurations of up to four studios, including the X3 Mega Stage – currently the largest clear span studio space in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Last updated: 
Monday, 22 April 2024

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