New Film Studio In North Wales Opens

  • Posted On:February 03, 2023

Aria Studios is a brand new 20,000 square foot facility with a fully soundproofed film and television studio which has just opened up in Anglesey.

Rondo Media and S4C’s commercial arm S4C Digital Media Limited, with the support of the Welsh Government through Creative Wales, all teamed up to make sure this new studio could be established. Being located close to outstanding locations the area has to offer and that have proved popular for period, contemporary and futuristic settings, the studio is ideally located for shooting both on location and on set. 

The collaboration between the companies is proving very lucrative for the area and they have also set up 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. The partnerships will create the infrastructure and access to apprenticeships and training to develop the skills of those looking to break into the industry, as well as house existing talent in the region. In addition to growing Wales’s production potential, Aria will employ and train a local workforce through accessible and sustainable job opportunities.

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.”

S4C Chief Executive Siân Doyle said: “Creating opportunities to nurture talent in the creative sector across the whole of Wales is a key priority for S4C and we are delighted to support Aria Studios. To have a great resource like this at the home of Rownd a Rownd - one of S4C’s biggest productions - is something really exciting for us. I see the Aria Studios initiative as an opportunity to nurture local talent and build on S4C’s presence in North Wales as well as attracting more high profile productions to Anglesey. I look forward to a very exciting future working with Aria Studios”.