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We are a brand new photography and filmmaking studio available for hire in Manchester.

Finch is a new affordable studio space in Manchester, perfect for photography shoots such as portraits, product shots, video talking heads and intimate, small scale fashion shoots.

Finch is not limited to photography as the space can also be hired for talks, meetings, as an audition space, rehearsals and (Covid-19 dependent) activities such as workshops and events.

Included in the space is a make up artist area and changing room as well as a green room, kitchen and toilet facilities, all on the ground floor. See floor plan below.

Finch Studios is the home of video production company Woolgather Films. Having previously been in the position ourselves where hiring a studio space seemed a daunting and expensive proposition, Finch is brought to you by likeminded and understanding filmmakers who want to offer an affordable studio space for creatives of all practices. We hope to help bridge the gap for creative people wanting to take the next step with their projects, catering to both those fresh out the block and established in their craft. If you want to know more about Woolgather Films, check out their website HERE.

We aim for the space to be a community hub for creatives so if you have a project that needs studio space, production assistance or just advice, please get in touch below!


Our space consists of one main studio room, a changing room with a makeup area, green room (or grey room as we like to say at Finch) as well as kitchen and toilet facilities.

Woolgather Films’ office is just upstairs, so there’s always someone on hand should you need anything.


We have two hire options available:


This is the rental of the entire ground floor, not including studio equipment (such as lighting and coloramas).

This option includes desks and chairs if needed and access to the Grey Room, Dressing Room, Kitchen and Toilet facilities.


This includes everything offered in Space Hire plus Studio Equipment for your shoots.

We provide LED continuous lighting, polyboards, reflector, black out floppy, c-stands, light stands and sandbags.


Within your hire, one colour is included. If you wish to use another of our colours this will be £5 per colour (suspended to the floor), or £15 if you wish to use it to stand on.

Available to use at Finch are paper colorama backdrops. Our colours and sizes include:

White – 2.72m x x11m
Black – 2.72m x 11m
Charcoal – 2.72m x 11m
Storm Grey – 2.72m x 11m
Chroma Blue – 2.72m x 11m
Pastel Green – 2.72m x 11m
Light Yellow – 2.72m x 11m
Rose Pink – 1.35m x 11m
Pea Green – 1.35m x 11m

If you require a different colour we can source this for you at a cost of £75.

If your shoot has specific requirements or you’d like further information on equipment, the space, coloramas and the hire in general please do get in touch. We are happy to create a personalised quote based on your needs.


Unit 6
David Cuthbert Business Centre
Ashton Old Road
M11 2NA



Our Covid measures are as follows:

  • No more than 4 people as a part of your shoot
  • All individuals to wear face masks at all times (talent is exempt during shooting)
  • Maintain social distancing of 2 metres at all times
  • We would like to request those performing close contact services to wear a visor and gloves (MUA, Hair, Wardrobe department and Sound department)
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided & scan our track and trace QR code upon entry
  • All equipment and props brought into the building need to be cleaned thoroughly before and after the shoot

We are taking extra care in making this a safe working environment by cleaning all areas of the studio thoroughly before and after every shoot. There are sufficient cleaning stations throughout the studio which we advice all to use throughout the day.

We are keeping up to date with all government guidance and our measures will change accordingly. Please feel free to follow the links below if you wish to read a little more in depth.