When you’re not filming in a studio things can get a little complicated, as there are often few facilities and your cast and crew are spread out in hotels across the area. A marquee is the perfect way to create all the facilities you need and make sure everyone is close by and under one roof while filming takes place.
Our marquees have been used for everything from photoshoots and filming locations to changing rooms, canteen areas, storage and much more. We’ve worked with most of the UK’s major TV channels and a growing number of film production companies to provide them with extra space that’s safe, secure and comfortable.
Some of our exciting projects have included supplying a marquee to ITV for its live coverage of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding and also hosting the finalists of the great British Bake Off during a photoshoot for the Radio Times.
A marquee is ideal for…
- Live broadcasts on location
- Magazine photo shoots
- Changing rooms
- Makeup and hairdressing stations
- Catering, dining and rest areas
- Production offices
- Manufacturing and set design space
- Secure storage
Our bespoke marquees can be tailored to suit your precise requirements and offer warm, covered, versatile areas for a variety of needs. They can also be put up quickly and efficiently anywhere filming is taking place, without damaging the surroundings, and taken down just as speedily.
Problem solving and quick solutions
Our expert team is also very experienced at working with the entertainment industry and reacting to its ever-changing environments. We understand the importance of dealing with requests quickly and efficiently, with professional communication and smart solutions.
So many choices…
Our structures come in a range of sizes with different fit-out options and control systems to suit all budgets and timeframes. They can go up in as little as 24 hours and then stay up for just a couple of days, or for months on end. Areas such as dressing rooms can be spacious and open to accommodate lots of people at once or be partitioned off into individual private spaces with all the necessary facilities, such as lighting, carpeting, heating, air conditioning, etc.
A marquee is also great for secure onsite storage, which can be invaluable. The right storage space will save you time and money, as everything your team need will be close to hand and easy to access.
Food, glorious food
Keeping your cast and crew well fed is essential too, and our catering areas can include everything from a basic selection of kitchenettes and furniture to full commercial kitchens, complete with non-slip flooring, ventilation and more. We recently supplied a spacious canteen area for a Channel 4 production of Married at First Sight, which was equipped with matting floors, 19 bistro chairs and 15 trestle tables.
Finally, after long hours on a busy set, people need somewhere to relax. We can create a green room area equipped with different levels of furnishings and fit outs, including things like charging points for phones and laptops, to make sure everyone is well rested and ready to go when you need them.
So, give us a call…
If our safe, secure and weather-proof structures sound like they could be the key to your successful project, get in touch. Try our clever marquee calculator for an initial idea of costs, then call us on 01932 620060 to discuss your specific needs and to find out how we can help.