Filming performances

Essential information and prices if you wish to film performances at Southbank Centre.

There are two ways you can film a performance at Southbank Centre:

  1. You bring your own film crew to film at Southbank Centre.
  2. You hire our crew to film for you.

Please note: In both cases, you must get the artist’s permission. You must arrange this directly with the artist or their representatives.

Bring your own film crew to Southbank Centre

The following tariffs apply to all filming on the day of the show during rehearsal or performance.

Video capture and audio capture

  • £3,000 - Royal Festival Hall 
  • £2,500 - Queen Elizabeth Hall 
  • £1,000 - Purcell Room
  • £150    - Any other location

Audio capture only

  • £2,000 - Royal Festival Hall 
  • £1,250 - Queen Elizabeth Hall 
  • £500    - Purcell Room
  • £150    - Any other location

Archive discount

You may receive an archive discount on the facility fee provided both the following apply:

  • content is not intended for public distribution or display in any form (online, offline) but is for private, non-public archive only
  • a single camera is used in fixed position

The discount applied would be:

  • £150 for Video/Audio capture in Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room
  • £50 for video/audio capture in any other location

 

Notes

  • you must pay facility fees and for any seats taken off sale due to camera and operator positions
  • permission to film or record is at the discretion of Southbank Centre and we must give our approval in writing before the event. We’ll create a separate contract that you must sign
  • you must credit Southbank Centre on every recording and send a copy (edited, unbranded) to us for non-commercial purposes
  • we reserve the right to use up to three minutes of footage for non-commercial promotional purposes

 
Alternatively, let us film your event

We use remote cameras as the primary, with additional ‘manned’ cameras where necessary. This allows quick set-up times and minimises seat loss and sight line issues.

  • all cameras are professional Panasonic full HD systems
  • our standard format is 1080i50
  • Quicktime/ProRes 422
  • you will receive all the media we have created

 
Package 1 (Basic) cost £4,000

  • 2 x operated cameras with fixed shot
  • full quality camera ISO recordings, and mix out in H264, on HDD
  • live mix output for stream or projection
  • audio from live sound desk or spaced pair record mics

Options (in addition to above)

  • separate audio mix (inc engineer) £600
  • live stream £400
  • basic edit (editor for one day) £450

 
Package 2 (mid level) cost £5,000

  • 4 x operated cameras with fixed shot
  • full quality camera ISO recordings, and mix out in H264, on HDD
  • live mix output for stream or projection
  • audio from live sound desk and/or spaced pair record mics

Options (in addition to above)

  • separate audio mix (inc engineer) £600
  • live stream £400
  • basic edit (editor for one day) £450