Aria Studios, a 20,000 square foot facility, has officially launched in Anglesey in North Wales.

Located on the doorstep of the Eryri (Snowdonia) region, the facility has been established by Rondo Media and S4C’s commercial arm S4C Digital Media Limited, with the support of the Welsh Government through Creative Wales.

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Aria Studios launched in Anglesey in North Wales

It is the first two stage, fully soundproofed studio in the region and is pitching itself towards film and television producers from across the globe.

The 16,000 square foot of studio space is positioned in an area of natural beauty, featuring castles, slate quarries, copper mines, dramatic beaches and seascapes, providing options for filming both on and off location.

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Aria Studios says it is also committed to growing North Wales as an international production hub through the creation of a range of training and development schemes for local talent in the region. It is establishing the Aria Training Academy, working with key partners including Bangor University, the University of South Wales Screen Alliance Wales as well as other training providers.

Wales has become a popular filming destination for high end productions, with Doctor Who, HBO’s His Dark Materials and Netflix’s Sex Education shooting in the country.

Rondo Media’s Chief Executive, Gareth Williams said: “This launch is significant for our TV and film industry here in Wales. We’re thankful for the support from S4C’s commercial arm, Cymru Greadigol, and Wales Screen for helping us bring this vision to life, which we know will offer brilliant new opportunities and investment to the region. North Wales has such a unique offering, from its breath-taking landscapes to its creative production talent, and we’re looking forward to further investment in the region and working with inspiring partners to enable the production of exceptional content for a worldwide audience.”

Visiting the studios, Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said: “Many producers already know what our country has to offer and this kind of top tier development will grab the attention of more high-profile productions and help to position the region as a hub for talent, training and access to the creative industry.

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