Welcome to Ardmore Studios.

Ardmore Studios extends a warm welcome to filmmakers from home and around the world. We bring you world class studio facilities and services that have been endorsed by world class directors and actors. Ardmore offers everything one would expect from a film studio lot - stages, production offices, workshops, hair and makeup, props, wardrobe, catering and much more. Plus we have a range of companies on site who can provide additional services, making your move to Ardmore as seamless as possible.  For Film, TV, commercials, promos, rehearsal space, underwater filming, photo shoots and much more.

Latest News

Olcott Entertainment Limited announces acquisition of Ardmore Studios Limited.

23rd March 2018

Olcott Entertainment Limited (Olcott) has completed the acquisition of Ireland’s leading film studios, Ardmore Studios Ltd (Ardmore Studios/Ardmore) located in Bray, Co. Wicklow.  Under the deal, Olcott has acquired the full share capital of Ardmore Studios International Ltd (which owned 68% of the share capital of Ardmore Studios Limited) and the acquisition of a separate shareholding in Ardmore Studios Limited which was owned by Enterprise Ireland.  The purchase price is not being disclosed.  IBI Corporate Finance advised the selling shareholders.  Ion Equity advised Olcott.

Dancing With The Stars at Ardmore Studios

9th October 2017

The first episode of Dancing With The Stars Ireland was broadcast live on RTÉ One last night from Ardmore Studios Film Factory. Hosted by Amanda Byram and Nicky Byrne, the full lineup of celebrity dancers includes Aidan O’Mahony, Aoibhín Garrihy, Dayl Cronin, Denise McCormack, Des Bishop, Des Cahill, Dr Eva Orsmond, Hughie Maughan, Katherine Lynch, Teresa Mannion and Thalia Heffernan.

 

You can watch Dancing With The Stars Ireland every Sunday at 6.30pm for the next twelve weeks on RTÉ One.

Ireland's Leading Historical And Profitable Film Studios Goes On The Market

18th October 2016

The internationally renowned Ardmore Studios is being placed on the market, for sale as a going concern, the Board of Directors of Ardmore Studios International Ltd announced today.  Recognised by film makers and producers across the world as Ireland’s leading provider of film and TV studio infrastructure, Ardmore Studios has benefited from a significant investment programme in recent years to enhance its facilities and has recorded year-on-year growth in profitability.  IBI Corporate Finance is acting for Ardmore in the sale process. 

Ardmore Studios Launch New Production Facility

18 June 2015

Ardmore Studios has launched "Ardmore Film Factory", an additional production facility in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

 

These premises serve as both an extension to Ardmore's primary location on Herbert Road, and as a stand-alone site, facilitating growth of production activity in the area. Ardmore Film Factory is located just 5 minutes from Herbert Road, in Bray Business Park, directly behind Kilruddery Estate.

 

Ardmore Film Factory houses over 30,000 sq ft of studio space, and 11,000 sq ft of office space in an enclosed establishment to enable new productions of any shape and size to shoot in County Wicklow.

Ardmore supports Action Plan for Jobs

26th February 2015

Ardmore Studio’s has welcomed the news that the Action for Jobs Report 2015 specifically cites the film and TV production industry as a potential source of new job creation and an expert group is being established to examine the shortage of full serviced studio space in Ireland.

 

Siún Ní Raghallaigh, CEO stated that the inclusion of a high level expert committee to examine and make recommendations to increase studio infrastructure was acknowledgement of the potential of the sector to achieve growth and create more jobs.

 

According to Ms Ní Raghallaigh, the speedy turnaround for the recommendations from this Government Committee of Q1 2015 is vitally important and to be welcomed as the lack of sufficient full serviced studio space is currently resulting in Ireland having to turn away lucrative film and television business.

 

“Studios are the essential enablers for the industry to scale up and to build the scale needed by the industry requires immediate investment,” says Ms Ní Raghallaigh.

Penny Dreadful Exclusive First look at Season 2

The hard working crew discusses preparing for season 2 of Penny Dreadful. Don't miss the new season of Penny Dreadful beginning Sunday, May 3rd at 10PM ET/PT. Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. 

From the 1st January 2015, Ireland’s tax incentive has been significantly increased and is now worth 32% of eligible Irish expenditure.

 

The tax credit has a per project cap of 32% of the lower of:

  • Eligible expenditure

  • 80% of the total cost of production

  • €50 million

 

Eligible expenditure is now based on the cost of all cast and crew working in Ireland.

 

An application for a certificate entitling the applicant to the tax credit can be submitted at any time prior to the completion of the project.

 

The incentive applies to feature film, TV drama (singles and series), animation and creative documentary.

 

To find out more, please visit http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/ct/film-relief.html or for further assistance please contact us here at Ardmore Studios

If we build they will come...

Behind the security gates of Ardmore Studios outside Bray is a phantasmal world dedicated to some of the great characters of gothic horror literature.

 

Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Dorian Gray lurk among the spacious studios filled literally to the rafters with lighting rigs.

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Herbert Road,

Bray,

Co Wicklow,

Ireland

 

A98 C3C6

 

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