Studio Ulster is a unique £72m, large-scale studio complex in Belfast, Northern Ireland that integrates Virtual Production with traditional film, animation, games and broadcast industry alongside leading edge Research and Development, and Visual FX capability.

The complex includes WORLD-CLASS COMMERCIAL VIRTUAL PRODUCTION STAGES, fully supported by an integrated Research, Development and Innovation Centre of Excellence in real-time and virtual production. Virtual Production has been identified as driving a revolution in production pipelines across converging sectors with application in film, broadcast, commercial, animation, games, immersive and VFX.

Studio Ulster works with globally important production companies and university research and development teams to PLUG THE SKILLS GAP IN VIRTUAL PRODUCTION and develop highly skilled graduates. In addition, it gives local creative companies access to hardware and software that will enhance their product and allow them to scale up and grow into global players in the industry.

  • Motion Capture Stage
  • Virtual Production Stages
  • 3D Scanning Stages
  • Research & Development Smart Stage
  • Film Studios
  • Further reinforces Northern Ireland’s reputation for excellence in the screen industries
  • Supports Northern Ireland Screen and Invest NI
  • Supports the wider application of Virtual Production technologies and methodologies
  • Brings industry and leading academic research capabilities together under one roof
  • Delivers grant-funded R&D and facilitates production-driven R&D activities
  • Embeds Epic’s Unreal Engine technology into the curricula, aligning programmes with the skills pipeline
  • Provides support at further/higher education level, schools and other partners