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Filming & Photography Location

With its mix of tradition, history and modernity, the school provides an ideal setting for locationFilming Location Lighting filming and photography shoots. Be it commercials, films or a drama series, there will be somewhere on our 32 acre site that can accommodate your requirements. The Boys’ Division Great Hall, several classrooms and offices as well as corridors were used to represent a school in the filming of the romantic comedy series ‘The Last Tango In Halifax’, starring Sarah Lancashire and Derek Jacobi.  Hundreds of Bolton School pupils acted as extras in the assembly scene and the production team has now been back several times to film subsequent series.

The site has also been used for other films such as Mark Of Cain – Channel 4 and Blue Murder – ITV Drama

2016 saw the return of The Last Tango in Halifax filming, along with the arrival of the
Cold Feet production team in February, and the Our Girl team in May:

For further information on using our site for filming purposes please contact our events team here

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