UK's largest independent live TV studios

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Fully live TV broadcasting facility with HD or SD capabilities, The Maidstone Studios is the home to some of the most exciting creative television space currently available.

With a comprehensive range of post-production and scenery services available on-site, the expertise and personal level of service we deliver means most of our clients return again and again.

The Maidstone Studios – stunning HD, impressive sound recording, unrivalled production experience.

The Studios

The Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent High Definition TV studio facility, based just 45 minutes South East of London. As a full live High Definition TV broadcast facility we offer some of the most exciting creative television space currently available. With a range of four - there's a TV studio to suit every need.

Situated in 11.5 acres of parkland campus with over 350 car park spaces and 2 Heli pads we also have a comprehensive range of post-production and scenery services available right on site. Our facility is an outstanding media hub able to fully manage all areas of television production: studio hire, dubbing facilities, edit suites with Avid Unity hire, camera hire and fully saturated lighting grid, high capacity fibre connectivity, full scenery construction and renovation department, office rental, hospitality, crewing and free parking.

The Maidstone Studios offers clients the perfect space to create. With an outstanding reputation as a live HD and SD broadcast facility, and the largest audience capacity in the UK for any TV Studio - plus the flexibility of a sound stage we really know how to put on a show!

Studio 512,000 sq ft

The Maidstone TV Studios Truss System - Studio 5

Studio 5 is one of the UK's largest TV floors, fully HD or SD equipped and is really is an amazing space for 'Super Shows', rehearsal space or as a sound stage.

Studio 5

Studio 26,000 sq ft

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Studio 2 is fully equipped and ideal for medium/large SD/HD productions.

Studio 2

Studio 12,000 sq ft

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Studio 1 is the perfect size for small/medium size SD or HD productions.

Studio 1

Studio 4250 sq ft

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Studio 4 is small green screen or interview space.

Studio 4

Facilities

The Maidstone Studios offers a full range of facilities to rival the best in London or the UK. With edit suites available to hire, full floating foley suit, several dubbing suites available and a Sony 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Cinema Pro-Tools Suite the Maidstone Television Studios can offer the best in post production. We also have a high capacity vision and audio HD/SD fibre circuit to London.

Our live HD/SD broadcast facility has one of the largest audience capacities in the UK for any TV Studio and we can also offer the flexibility of a sound stage. With our 11 acres of parkland campus site, wealth of dressing and green rooms, massive production galleries and scene dock facilities, we have the enviable ability and reputation for allowing larger shows to really spread out and generally take over the place!!


Post production

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State-of-the-art multi-format post production facility with the ability to tailor to individual production requirements.

Post production

Transmission and playout

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The Maidstone Studios has a long standing reputation of channel management, right from conception through to long running playout and transmission.

Transmission and playout

Offices, scenery, make-up and wardrobe

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A range of production offices accommodating up to 50 members of staff and a fully equipped wardrobe, make-up and scenery department.

Offices, scenery, make-up and wardrobe

Talent and crew facilities

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37 dedicated dressing rooms, entertain in our stunning green rooms and hire professional crew sourced and supplied to your specification.

Talent and crew facilities

Building facilities

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Four on-site car parks for up to 450 cars, VIP parking, two helipads, professional reception team, 24 hour security and restaurant with fresh menu ideas everyday.

Building facilities

Recently Filmed

Draw It!

Draw It! - Studio 2 - Maidstone Studios

Draw It! is the daytime game show where contestants join up with celebrities to put their drawing skills to the test across a series of challenges.

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Sport Relief's Top Dog

In celebration of Sport Relief, two teams of dog owners and celebrity team captains compete in a series of challenges in a bid to be crowned top dog.

Jool’s Annual Hootenanny

Friday Show 4

A host of musical stars, from Ray Davies to Rudimental, join Jools Holland as he reflects on 2013 and celebrates the arrival of the new year.

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Latest News

Take Me Out - Series 5

Take Me Out starts its sixth season here

Matchmaker Paddy McGuinness is back in the studio to fix up a host of sexy single ladies in the hope of finding a match made Take Me Out starts its sixth season here

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Friday Show 2

Later… with Jools Holland Live back to Maidstone for a third season

Later… with Jools Holland  is a contemporary British music television show hosted by Jools Holland. A spin-off of The Late Show, it has been running in short series since 1992 and is a Later… with Jools Holland Live back to Maidstone for a third season

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Find us

By Car

Navigate to The Maidstone Studios, Vinters park, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5NZ. We’re just off the M20, Junction 7 sign-posted Maidstone. Find us on Google maps.

London Gatwick:  40 mins
London Heathrow: 60 mins
Folkestone/Dover: 35 mins

By Train

The nearest train station is Maidstone East (there are two train stations in Maidstone). Trains depart from London Victoria and London Bridge. From St Pancras it’s 15 minutes to Ebbsfleet where we can pick you and your team up with our mini bus or limousine. This service is for production companies only – not audiences.

London Bridge : 45 mins
London Victoria : 55 mins
St Pancras to Ebbs Fleet: 15 mins, plus 20 mins by road.
Ashford Int: 20 mins