Filming in Calderdale During Lockdown and Covid Restrictions

Filming in Calderdale During Lockdown and Covid Restrictions

Image: Filming of Last Tango in Halifax Season 2 at Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant, Halifax

In line with guidance issued by the UK Government COVID-secure film and TV production, in studios and on location, can continue in England under the new regulations.

While the restrictions affect many aspects of all our lives, exemptions do exist for work, education and other legally permitted reasons.  The exemptions for work, which cannot be done from home, cover all aspects of filming, including scouting and recces.  Travel for work purposes within England and internationally is also permitted as is staying in a hotel.

Filming can also continue to take place in the premises of businesses that are closed to the general public due to the new Health Protection Regulations

As appropriate, Calderdale Council continues to support film and TV productions which work safely within the COVID safety guidance prepared by the British Film Commission, developed in liaison with Government and industry.

For further information or to request a filming permit please contact the Events and Licensing Officer Tel: 01422 384796 email: eventsandfilm@calderdale.gov.uk 


Calderdale's stunning countryside and striking architecture have attracted many TV and film productions over the years. Click here to download a PDF of our Calderdale Film Trail which guides you around many of the towns, villages and locations you'll have seen on TV and the big screen, from 'Happy Valley' and 'Last Tango in Halifax' to 'Fanny and Elvis' and 'Brassed Off'. 

You can also discover where the smash hit HBO/BBC drama 'Gentleman Jack' was mostly filmed on location across Calderdale and around Anne Lister’s native Yorkshire on our Gentleman Jack Filming Locations page.

Screen Yorkshire have created a new website Filmed in Yorkshire, designed to showcase all that the region has to offer for film and TV fans, and specifically highlighting the filming locations that are open to the public

Published at 12 Nov 2020 | Posted by Visitcalderdale Tourism Team

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