Film and TV in Manchester


Visit MediaCityUK

The rejuvenated Salford Quays include the redeveloped MediaCityUK. This mammoth and modern waterfront destination is home to many major BBC and ITV television shows. The legendary British soap, Coronation Street is filmed there as well as reality show, Dragon’s Den (known as Shark Tank in some countries).


Explore the locations from Captain America

In 2011 the Captain America: The First Avenger cast and crew descended on Dale Street in Manchester to shoot an epic scene. The street was dressed to resembles 1940s New York.


Be transported to New York in Manchester

The Northern Quarter of Manchester must have a real sense of Manhattan about it because the 2004 film, Alfie also filmed there! Approxiately 26 minutes into the film you can spot the café they purpose built on top of a car park. They also added in soe true New York fire escapes to add to the authenticity.

Manchester film

Join in the 24 Hour Party

The 2002 film, 24 Hour Party People is synonymous with Manchester and Mancunian culture. Filming for the production took place in locations all over the city, including the peaceful area around Castle Street. This contrasts perfectly with the film’s depiction of the ‘Madchester’ music scene.


Explore the Victorian Manchester Town Hall

The Manchester Town Hall has often lent itself out as a film location. It’s popularity for this purpose comes from the building’s Victorian atmosphere and enduring presence. The 2015 film, Victor Frankenstein, the 2009 version of  Sherlock Holmes and the 2011 biopicx, The Iron Lady all shot scenes there. 


Discover 1950s Manchester

The pivotal scene at the end of the 1960 film, Hell is a City was shot on the roof of the Palace Hotel. Watch the film to get an insight into what Manchester looked like in the 1950s.

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