Rivals to film at Bristol's TBY2 Studios for Disney+

The news was confirmed at last week’s official opening of the facility, comprising three new acoustically-treated sound stages 

By Nia Daniels 7 Nov 2022

Rivals to film at Bristol's TBY2 Studios for Disney+
Credit: TBYS

Happy Prince’s forthcoming eight-part adaptation of Jilly Cooper’s Rivals for Disney+ will film at TBY2, the newly-launched expansion of Bristol’s well-known Bottle Yard Studios

The news was confirmed at last week’s official opening of the shiny new facility, at an event attended by a range of producers, Bristol-born actors, creatives and screen-sector heads. 

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees said: “The Bottle Yard Studios, our Hollywood in Hengrove, continues to go from strength to strength. Filming in Bristol is booming – testament to Channel 4’s decision to relocate to our city in 2018.

“This year, the sector contributed almost £21 million to our economy. New productions by Disney+ and other major streamers and commissioners will only bolster our global growth. 

“Shows like The Outlaws have looked and sounded like Bristol and TBY2 will help us punch above our weight in film and TV. I’m proud to have secured the funding for this state-of-the-art expansion during my first term as Mayor, delivering another 1,000 new jobs for Bristolians. 
“Thanks to City Leap and the community-owned solar panels on TBY2’s roof, this will surely be one of the greenest places to film anywhere in the world.”


Laura Aviles, senior film manager (Bristol City Council), added: “It’s with a sense of immense pride that we introduce our new, sustainably designed Bottle Yard facility to our regional and national colleagues and partners, including the British Film Commission who have been a great supporter of our expansion plan.”

TBY2 offers three new acoustically-treated sound stages with 20,000 sq ft, 16,500 sq ft and 7,000 sq ft of clear span build space with maximum heights of 34ft. 

More than 40,000 sq ft of ancillary space is also available, including serviced production offices, prop stores, construction workshops, costume/makeup and break out areas.


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