You are welcome to film in Cambridge, and you do not need a licence to do so.
If you plan to film in the city centre or at any of our parks and open spaces or car parks, please let us know in advance.
If we know you’re coming we can tell you about any potential problems with the dates and locations you plan to be here.
- Submit a statement of intent to film on council-owned land
- You’ll need to provide copies of your risk assessment and public liability insurance
Permission from other bodies
If you need traffic management on public roads, you must seek permission 12 weeks in advance from the county council. Give them 6 weeks’ notice for any filming that does not need traffic management.
If you want to film on private property, ask permission from the landowner or tenant.
If you want to film in front of a business, ask permission from the manager.
If you want to film on the River Cam, contact the Conservators of the River Cam.
If you want to film inside any of the shops on King’s Parade between Bene’t Street and St Edward’s Passage, contact Corpus Christi College.
When filming in Cambridge, you should:
- Keep roads and paths free of trailing cables and obstructions
- Keep clear of fire exits and building entrances
- Keep the number of crew and actors to a minimum
- Adhere to the Civil Aviation Authority’s drone code if you plan to use a drone-mounted camera