The Paint Hall (Titanic Studios)
The Paint Hall, in the historically renowned Titanic Quarter of Belfast, where the component parts of ships were once painted in climate controlled conditions, is a massive build-space – a fully functioning film studio complete with lights and rigging.
The studio was used from July-October 2007 by Walden Media and Playtone Productions for the children’s fantasy sci-fi adventure film City of Ember and by Universal Pictures from July-November 2009 for the medieval comedy Your Highness. It is also home to HBO's Game of Thrones from Series 1 - 4.
Set on an eight acre site five minutes' drive from central Belfast, the building contains four 16,000ft² (1,487m²) “cells”. The cells are set out in a square and connected by an internal road and streets. Each cell is 90ft (27.5m) tall and has one 3ft (1m) thick external “wall” that is actually a 75ft (23m) tall door. None of the cell ceilings is external and the building is “double-skinned” thereby reducing noise pollution.
The facility also offers a suite of offices, toilets, five dedicated workshops, a “green room” and has its own internal electrical substation which provides 110v, 240v and 3 phase power to the whole building.