The Arena - Studio 1

The Arena - Studio 1

person Max crew size 80 house Multi-Room, Natural Light, Indoor, Still Life, Cyclorama
What makes our studio unique?

Park Village Studios, also known as the Old Riding School, was built in 1892 as an indoor riding arena to serve the residents of the Nash Houses of Regent’s Park. 

Protected by English Heritage, its eclectic history includes housing elephants, giraffes and a brown bear named ‘Spitfire’, when nearby London Zoo was bombed in WW2. 

Situated metres from the Gloucester Gate entrance to Regent’s Park the building offers 10,000 sq ft of flexible studio space over three distinctive areas to provide a stunning setting for film, photography and a wide array of events. 


£850 /per day

About our studio

The Arena (Studio 1) is the centrepiece of Park Village, a 2,700 sq ft double-height converted Victorian riding arena. 

At one end, a cast-iron spiral staircase leads to the original cantilevered viewing gallery and The Stables. At the other, a J-shaped infinity cove provides an eye-catching backdrop for 3D mapping, projections and set-dressing possibilities.

The Arena has full blackout and daylight options, 3-phase power, 1GB ultra-fast WiFi as well as flexible lighting set-ups from the steel rigging. Perfect for large numbers and big production builds. 

Many clients hire the building on an exclusive basis to allow total privacy and control of their working environment. As well as the studios, exclusive hire includes extra client spaces, styling suites, green rooms, and outside areas. We also have beautiful outdoor space.

  • OT: £125 per hour
  • Cleaning Fee: £150 daytime Covid cleaning fee


  •  Infinity cove
  • Kitchen area & viewing gallery
  • Drive-in access
  • Daylight & blackout
  • Hair & Make Up suite
  • 3-Phase power
  • Fibre-optic 1GB WiFi


  • 254 sqm / 2,734 sqft
  • Length: 23.3m / 76ft
  • Width: 11m / 36ft
  • Height: 6.24m / 20.5f


  • Height: 3.1m / 10.2ft � width: 2.4m / 7.9f


  • Width: 8.7m / 28.5ft
  • Long wall: 14.4m / 47.2ft
  • Short wall: 9.1m / 29.9ft
  • Height: 4.4m / 14.4f


  • 8.6 sqm (length 5.87m � width 4.87m)


  • Double drinks fridge, dishwasher, double sink


  • 3-Phase power (200 amp/phase)
  • 9 × 63 amp single phase outlets, 1 × 32 amp three phase outlet


  • Fibre-optic 1GB WiFi
  • 6 × Martin Audio full range speakers (4 × X8 & 2 × CCD6)
  • 3 × Crown XTI 4004 DSP Amplifiers / BSS Soundweb audio processor / BSS EBV8 wall controller
  • iPod / iPad / mixing desk inputs

The Stalls (Studio 2) is an ultra-flexible contemporary space with drive-in access, 1GB ultra-fast WiFi, 3-phase power, full blackout and daylight options, an open kitchen and its own Styling Suite. The large mezzanine area above Studio 2 is included in the hire.

With its high-vaulted wooden beamed ceiling and elegant tiles, Studio 3 (The Stables) offers a contrast to the other studio spaces. At 1,300 sq ft it benefits from excellent natural light, with the option of full blackout. The space includes 1GB ultra-fast WiFi, 3-phase power and a large entrance lobby, accessible via an industrial staircase built over the original horse ramp.

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Ground Floor

Door width
2.4 ft
Door height
3.1 ft

Drive in

2.4 ft
3.1 ft


Studio details


  • checkbox One Room
  • checkbox Multi-Room
  • checkbox Natural Light
  • checkbox Indoor
  • checkbox Outdoor
  • checkbox Still Life
  • checkbox Sound Stage
  • checkbox Soundproof
  • checkbox Cyclorama

Studio details

  • checkbox Seamless
  • checkbox White Floors
  • checkbox White Walls
  • checkbox Exposed Brick
  • checkbox Shooting Kitchen
  • checkbox Shooting Bathroom
  • checkbox Rooftop
  • checkbox Overhead Shooting
  • checkbox Wood Floors
  • checkbox Outdoor access
  • checkbox Garden access
  • checkbox Black out shades
  • checkbox Vehicle access
  • checkbox Cityscape/Skyline views

Studio features

  • checkbox Basic Studio Equipment
  • checkbox On-Site Rental Equipment
  • checkbox On-site Support Staff
  • checkbox WiFi
  • checkbox Digital Tech On-Site
  • checkbox Air Conditioning
  • checkbox Computers available
  • checkbox Sound System
  • checkbox Pet Friendly
On-Site Rental Equipment description:

We stock a wide range of the latest lighting, camera and production equipment for hire including Arri Alexa Mini LF, Profoto Flash, Arri Skypanels, Arri M Series, SpaceLights and Arri T-Series.

Our experienced and knowledgable team are ready to help with any enquiries.


  • checkbox Makeup/Hair Room
  • checkbox Lounge
  • checkbox VIP Room
  • checkbox Mezzanine
  • checkbox Kitchen
  • checkbox Restroom
  • checkbox Shower

Kitchen description:

Double drinks fridge, dishwasher, double sink


Three Phase


Max crew size
Ceiling height
20.5 ft
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