The Bottle Yard Studios Business Member

The largest film and TV studio in the West of England.

Member Bio

The Bottle Yard Studios is the largest film and TV studio in the West of England.

11 stages are available; eight at our main site and three at TBY2, our neighbouring expansion facility which opened in 2022 offering premium, fully sound-proofed shooting space, powered by the largest community-owned rooftop solar array in the UK.

Floor areas of up to 22,000 sq ft and heights of up to 34ft provide endless opportunities for set builds.

With a 5,000 sq ft green screen studio, 35,000 sq ft of furnished production offices and ample ancillary workspaces – plus a creative hub of on site companies delivering industry services – we’ve got everything required for a fully supported shoot. View our brochure here.

The Bottle Yard Studios is a Bristol City Council initiative backed by West of England Combined Authority investment.

Key People

Laura Aviles, Head of Film, Bristol City Council

Laura oversees Bristol City Council’s film strategy to promote the city as an outstanding filming location, creating work for local crews, supply chains and partner businesses, thereby stimulating the local and regional economy. She is responsible for The Bottle Yard Studios and Bristol Film Office and oversees all financial, administrative and operational areas of the business. Laura joined the team in 2020 bringing more than 25 years’ industry experience gained throughout past roles which have included Head of Production at Mustang Films and BBC Earth Productions (BBC Worldwide).

Katherine Nash, Business & Operations Manager

Katherine oversees the day to day running of The Bottle Yard and plays a central role in operational and strategic planning for the Studios. She manages the contracting of all tenant and client licenses and leads on all procurement-related matters. She is also the Studios’ Sustainability Lead and Carbon Literacy representative.

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