World-class Sound Stages

Since inception, Village Roadshow Studios has more than doubled the number of Sound Stages at its facility to nine. It is home to the largest sound stage in the Southern Hemisphere - Sound Stage 9. With a surface area 3,716 metres squared (40,000 sq ft) Sound Stage 9 was used by the production team for Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. In April 2018, Sound Stage 9 played host to the squash, table tennis, boxing competitions and badminton training for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Comprehensive support network

For over 30 years Village Roadshow Studios has continued to build a reputation for having some of the best facilities and crew in the world. With a crew base of nationally and internationally recognised technicians, the Studios can cater for a diverse range of budgets with multi-skilled and versatile crew that cover a wide variety of formats – many of which are located on the lot or in the surrounding Gold Coast region. From lighting and rigging to special effects, freight and travel, the Studios can provide a comprehensive support network of experienced film service crews for any type of production.

Large-scale to small-scale productions

Following the phenomenal success of international blockbusters Thor: Ragnarok; Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; and Kong: Skull Island that each generated more than $500 million at the box office, Village Roadshow Studios continues to lure film makers from across the globe to the Gold Coast region.

View detailed production case studies for films such as San AndreasUnbroken and Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader which highlight the Studios capability as a world-class facility.

Other successful productions filmed at the Studios include The Shallows, Daybreakers, Fools Gold, Nims Island, The Railway Man, Bait 3D and Sanctum 3D.

Largest film water tank in Australia

Village Roadshow Studios is home to one of the world’s the largest purpose-built film water tanks. With a surface area of 1200 sqm (12,915 sq ft.) the tank has state-of the-art filtration and heating systems that allows the tank water to be heated to 32° Celsius (89° Fahrenheit). Holding over six million litres of water, the tank also allows for both surface and underwater sequences and has been utilised by a number of big-name films including The Shallows starring Blake Lively and Fools Gold starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. In 2017 the tank was extensively used during a five month residence for Warner Bro’s Aquaman starring Jason Momoa.

More information

For more information on Village Roadshow Studios, please visit Here you'll find virtual tours, in-depth details on production facilities and useful information about filming in Australia.

Locations directory

Detailed images on over 150 filming locations across the city can be viewed via the Gold Coast Reel Scout Locations Directory.

Filming enquiries

For all film and television enquiries please contact Craig Rowsell, Business and Investment Attraction Officer on telephone +61(0)7 5581 7269 or via email at

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