Production Office Hire UK
Production office hire UK
Production offices are the backbone of any well-organised film project, and are crucial to facilitating the smooth flow of production from start to finish. With a dedicated production office, you can cater to the specific needs of your production whilst providing a central hub for your team to complete all of their administrative tasks throughout production.
Browse our range of production offices in London and across the UK.
What are production offices used for?
Production offices serve as a dedicated workspace for film crews to work their behind-the-scenes magic during a film project’s duration. Usually set up a couple of months before production commences, the office then serves as the central hub for all of the administrative and logistical tasks that make a film project a reality.
Usually, a production office will need space for at least 10 crew members, which may include the Line Manager, Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Production Secretary, and Production Assistant. There may also need to be space for the Production Accountant, and occasionally the Producer(s), Director and 1st Assistant Director.
Why hire a production office?
Whilst it might seem like all of the excitement is happening on set, production offices are where the magic of a film project really comes together. Film productions require constant administrative support, from managing budgets to producing call sheets, allocating resources to providing legal and safety expertise. Hiring a dedicated space to manage these responsibilities allows your team to communicate and coordinate with each other in an optimal working environment.
Finding an office space close to set will help you to work flexibly without the concern of losing time travelling from your permanent office. This will also keep you and your colleagues safe from fatigue when working long hours, particularly when shooting begins.
Being able to set up a base anywhere that your project takes you is essential for good production management and coordination. Most opt for offices that are ready to go with desks, office chairs and Wi-Fi already in place. This means that you don’t need to spend time and money on bringing these amenities in, only to have to get rid of it all at the end of production. However, if you’re working on a large production that requires an entire floor and you want to bring in your own equipment, Tutti has a range of spaces that cater to those requirements as well.
Checklist for hiring a production office
Define your requirements
Productions with smaller crews may be able to work from their laptops in a house or studio, but for larger productions, it’s likely that you’ll want a dedicated office space equipped with desks, meeting rooms and other specific features.
Ask yourself what functions you want your production office to serve: do you want a space that has printing facilities already installed? Do you need meeting or breakout rooms for private conversations? Different venues offer a range of different options, so identify your specific needs before deciding on your venue.
Establish your budget
There are a number of production offices available on Tutti that cater to a range of budgets, from flashy Hollywood productions to humble micro-budget projects. When setting your budget it’s important to consider not just the production office hire fee but also other expenses such as catering, decorations, stationary and printing facilities (if these don’t come included).
Choose your location
Consider where your crew will be travelling from, as well as proximity to filming locations during production. You want to find somewhere that’s easy to travel to, so checking for public transport links is important.
How much space do you need?
This will depend on how large your team is, and what functions you want your production office to serve. Some productions may want to use their production office to store art, props, and wardrobe, while others may simply want a small administrative base.
Accessibility and amenities
Verify that the production office has everything you need to make your crew comfortable so that everything runs smoothly. Check there are available restrooms, power outlets, as well as desks, chairs, and other necessary furniture. You can use Tutti’s filters to search for production offices that offer accessible bathrooms and step free access.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find available production offices for rent in the UK?
You can start by browsing Tutti’s large range of production offices for hire. You can use filters to refine your search according to specific features, including price, capacity, and amenities such as kitchen facilities and Wi-Fi. You can also locate accessible venues by filtering by those that include accessible bathrooms and step free access.
Is parking available at production offices?
Each listing page on Tutti gives you location information including a map of the local area, the nearest public transport options, as well as information on parking and permits. You can also message the host directly if you have any specific questions about parking.
How far in advance should I book a production office?
It's advisable to book your production office as early as possible, especially if you have a tight time frame for your project. Most production offices set up a couple of months before shooting begins, and you want to make sure you have ample time for this pre-production phase. Popular venues tend to get booked quickly, so reserving your preferred space several months in advance is recommended.
What amenities are typically included when I hire a production office in the UK?
This varies by venue, but common amenities include desks, chairs, Wi-Fi, kitchens or kitchenettes, and parking. You should find a list of amenities on every listing page, but you can also message the host to confirm what's included in your production office fee.