Welcome to Avalon Studios.
Avalon Studios is an independently owned and operated Television and Film Studio company, providing a diverse range of production facilities, delivered with a consummate level of customer service.
Launched in 1975 – to purpose built specifications – for the government owned TVNZ, Avalon Studios has the backing of a great legacy, an extensive list of TV shows, feature films, advertising campaigns and media events – making use of arguably the finest television studios in New Zealand.
Avalon is a comprehensive facility, with a wide range of equipment/sound stages/sound mixing/ post-production suites and a highly experienced and skilled workforce available on demand.
Part of a vibrant and internationally renowned film and television sector in Wellington – Avalon is a key ingredient of the city’s creative history. Located 20 minutes from downtown Wellington and 30 minutes from the airport, Avalon Studios is a hub with great proximity to the city and a geographic midway point to access New Zealand’s renowned landscapes and awe inspiring locations.
The studios are built with large concrete sound proof walls and with lighting rigs that enable fast set turnarounds. The control rooms are fully equipped for standard and high definition production and the facility is well connected to fibre optic data networks. These features are ideal for live television production and transmission work.
Avalon also has post production facilities available, and four of its studios can double as sound stages that can be used for shooting small to medium sized films. Plus auxiliary areas around the facility, such as the construction and storage area, the back lot, the garden set and wet stage are also used as space for film shoots. Avalon’s attraction extends beyond the studio walls
New Zealand Film Commission and Film New Zealand provide facilitation frameworks and financial incentives – making New Zealand an attractive and economic choice for both domestic and international ventures. Located in film-friendly Wellington with talented crews and a city which facilitates on-location shoots through efficient processing of permits, road closures and traffic management services. Close proximity to Sir Peter Jackson’s Wellington-based, world leading visual effects and post production studios – used in Lord of the Rings, King Kong and Avatar.
Located on a 2.45 hectare property in Lower Hutt, Wellington, these studios have an extensive back lot, production offices, helicopter pad, café and ample parking.