A Film Friendly Historic Market Town


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Chichester is a Cathedral City in West Sussex, 2 hours from London via car and 1 ½ hours via a direct train. Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, Chichester was originally built by the Romans and still has the historical charm of a Roman market town.

A fantastic historic location, Chichester is famous for its Cathedral which has both Norman and Gothic architecture; it was built in 1075 and sits in the centre of town. The city walls are also a fantastic feature of Chichester, and at 1800 years old they are the most intact circuit of Roman defences in Southern England, with 80% of the structure still standing and nearly all the circuit accessible!

Chichester is also surrounded by beautiful countryside, sandy beaches and fishing villages making it a fantastic location for all types of shoots!


Would you like to film in Chichester?

Historic Streets

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Canal

Parks and Gardens

Frequently Asked Questions

What notice is required to obtain a permit?

It depends on the size of the production and what your requirements are. We can turn permits around very quickly but do recommend giving at least 3 days notice for small size productions.

Do I have to pay for a permit

Yes, the cost varies depending on the size of the production and your requirements.

What documents are required?

All companies, including student projects must submit a risk assessment and an insurance certificate with at least £10m public liability.

Are drones permitted?

It depends where you would like to launch the drone.  Please contact Sussex Film Office to discuss potential drone friendly locations

Contact for Permit Enquiries

Sussex Film Office

Tel: 01903 883644

Contact for Location, Crew and Cast Enquiries

Sussex Film Office

Tel: 01903 883644

For more information please visit our location services page

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