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As an established filming and recording venue, Ely Cathedral is favoured by producers, artists and film & television companies alike. Regarded by the industry a ‘film friendly’ location, we have experience in large productions with a cast and crew of over 500, to accommodating smaller recordings for TV.

Previous filming at Ely has included Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Crown, Macbeth, Jupiter Ascending, The King's Speech and most recently Maestro.

A full list of Ely Cathedral as a Film & TV location can be found on the IMDb - The Internet Movie Database

Adjacent Cathedral buildings and the grounds and parklands have been used to accommodate catering, crew tents, technical support etc., as required.

For initial enquiries about using Ely Cathedral for any filming or TV projects please contact: Lesley Ann Thompson - 01353 660350 / 07930 918885 /


Ely Cathedral is an award winning and established filming venue favoured by major film and television companies.

TV Productions

TV productions include a series of Flog It!, Escape to the Country, Country File, Great Canal Journeys, The Choir, The One Show and Saturday Kitchen. The building itself predominately featured in two highly acclaimed television series How Britain was Built and The Normans.

In 2009, the Cathedral was chosen as the location to host a special, BAFTA event celebrating the film career of Michael Palin in BAFTA presents Michael Palin: A Life in Pictures.

Thank you so much to all at Ely Cathedral. It went so smoothly. A big thank you to the various guides, helpers and others who made it all such a pleasure for the BBC 'Flog It' team. — Phil Kerswell, BBC TV Bristol