First Option Location Studio

** First Option is available to hire on a day/ half day basis and is NOT available by the hour - please get in touch for an accurate quote **

Built circa 1870 and renovated in 1986-87, First Option is a 1790 sq ft film, TV, photography and event space. The split level studio is 1000 sq ft and adjoins a 500 sq ft bespoke kitchen built by one of the last cabinet makers of old Shoreditch. There is a second smaller prep kitchen of 230 sq ft on the ground floor, which is obviously invaluable when filming in the main kitchen.

The balcony is an amazing feature when shooting in the large kitchen, meaning that lighting cranes aren’t so essential. Both the studio and the main kitchen have high pitched roofs and exposed Scots pine trusses. Original Crittal windows line the Victorian brick walls to provide an abundance of natural light from the north and the south. Blackout blinds cover all windows and both skylights in the studio.

The main kitchen has a sanded wooden floor with marble and wooden work tops, and the prep kitchen has a Welsh slate floor with marble, slate and stainless steel surfaces.

Studio Features:
3 Phase Power
Blackout
Catering
Colorama
Cove
Digital
Drive-In
Editing Facilities
Equipment Hire
Green Screen
Hair and Make-up
Internet Access / WiFi
Lighting Grid
Mezzanine
Parking
Props
Shower Room
Suitable for:
Commercials
Music Promos
Photography Shoots
Online Castings
Rules & Guidelines: First Option works on a day/ half day hire basis - please contact us to get a quote
Cancellation Policy: no pencil fee. 100% cancellation fee once location agreeement has been signed