To gain permission to film in Birmingham during this period, please contact the relevant Birmingham City Council department directly. The contact numbers for these are listed below. For filming over this period, each department may have their own requirements and/or restrictions (particularly as a result of weather conditions and/or other events taking place in the city) – but for guidance on the sort of information they will require before granting permission, you can look at Film Birmingham’s Filming Request Form and Code of Practice documents which are available to download from www.filmbirmingham.co.uk.
You will also be required to provide a copy of your Public Liaibility Insurance – which must be for a minimum of £5 million in cover. For any filming in public places you must also inform the local police.
For any filming in the new year, please complete a filming request form, we will process your request as soon as we return in the new year.
If your filming relates to a news item, please contact Birmingham City Council Press Office – 0121 303 3503
Birmingham City Council Departments
City Centre Management
0121 616 2894
To film in the city centre, including the major public squares and pedestrianised areas.
0121 303 6644
To film on any public highway (including pavements) or for road closures.
0121 303 7617
For suspension of parking bays and filming in car parks.
Birmingham Museums and Galleries
0121 303 2833
0121 464 0448
0121 303 0208
Private Locations in Birmingham
To film in private locations, permission must be gained directly from the owners. Please contact the owners of the location you wish to film in directly to seek permission. Below is a list of contact details for the most popular private locations in the city.
T: 0121 632 1536
F: 0121 632 1501
T: 0121 643 6866
T: 0121 632 1000
Canals and Towpaths
(Filming on canals and towpaths in the UK)
T: 0844 846 8698
T: 0121 230 5035 (number for people calling from outside the west midlands on a mobile) or 0800 085 0660.
M: 07850 732481
Town Hall Management Team
T: 0121 644 6157
T: 0121 644 6200
International Convention Centre (ICC)
T: 0121 644 5045
University Of Birmingham
T: 0121 414 2536
Birmingham International Airport
Dean Hunt or Daniel Scafe
T: 0121 767 8024
F: 0121 767 7359
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
T: 0121 780 4141
T: 0121 631 4121
For information on gaining permission to film in areas outside of Birmingham but still within the West Midlands – including The Black Country, Solihull, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire – and for crewing and facilities enquiries for anywhere in the West Midlands area, please contact Creative England. Their contact details are as below.
Creative England (Central), 9 Regent Place, Birmingham, B1 3NJ
T: 0121 265 7120
F: 0121 265 7180