Our studios are supported by an extensive range of amenities that will enhance your working environment, facilitating the needs and comfort of your cast and crew.

As you’ll see from the Site Plan beneath, everything is very accessible, is integrated  and close at hand. Our site is private & secure. Avalon are proud to be environmentally and energy conscious.

  • Fully furnished production offices
  • 4 Green rooms
  • 8 Individual artist rooms
  • 2 Large chorus dressing rooms
  • Set making and design service
  • Viewing Room
  • Helipad
  • Ample free car parking
  • Rooms available for editing services
  • Lounges & Board Rooms

The set build and construction areas are immediately adjacent to the studio entrances with direct under cover vehicle access from the loading bays.

The large paint spray booth is in a bay off the main set construction area.

This large area enables sets to be constructed on site, with plenty of space to separate the various aspects of construction.

Joinery Machinery;  Radical Arm Saw, Wadkin Bursgreen Table Sander, Linaincinile Thicknesser, Altendorf F45 Table Saw, NRA Band Saw, SCM F4L Horizontal 12 inch Planner/Buzzer, Meteor Precision Drill.  (All Operators must be appropriately ‘Certified’ for Equipment use).

The large paint spray booth is in a bay off the main set construction/assembly area. Supporting this area is a Construction Managers Office, a Builders Foreman or Greens Manager Office and a Crew Room space with Showers & toilets.

  • 2 x Industrial Sewing Machines
  • 2 x Overlockers
  • 2 x Tall Mirrors
  • 1 x Steamer
  • 1 x Semi-industrial Steam Iron
  • 2 x Offices
  • 2 x Store Rooms or Fitting Rooms/ 2 x Industrial Washing Machines
  • 2 x Domestic Dryers
  • 1 x Industrial Dryer
  • 1 x Agitator
  • Drying Rack/ 2 x Washing Machines
  • 1 x Condenser Dryer
  • 2 x Work Benches
  • 7 Workstations & Chairs
  • 2 Hair Basins
  • Supervisors Office
  • Storeroom
  • Prosthetics Prep Room
  • Vinten Camera Peds
  • JL Fisher Booms
  • Truss
  • Forklift and stockpicker
  • Car revolves
  • Round stage
  • Sand bags
  • Scaffold
  • Prolyft Hoists
  • Studio Lighting
    • Berkey 10K tungsten fittings
    • Pollux 5K tungsten fittings
    • Strand Mk2 1K tungsten, 650 & 500 tungsten fittings
    • Blonde & Red Head tungsten fittings
    • Kino Parabeams, Diva 400’s & 200’s
  • Multiple Kitchens
  • Indoor Dining Spaces
  • Outdoor Marquee Spaces
  • Green/Picnic Spaces
Avalon Studios Site Plan


As an example of how our Backlot has been utilised and maximised, please look at the “Ghost in the Shell” behind the scenes clip beneath.

'Ghost in the Shell' Scarlett Johansson as "Major"
Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment

'Ghost in the Shell' Post production shot of Daniel Henshall as "Skinny Man"
Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment

Green screen built for Ghost in the Shell - Avalon Studio, Backlot
Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Reliance Entertainment



An outdoor treated, not heated shallow lap pool.

Length 15m/49ft x Width 6m/19.9ft x Depth 1.15m – 1.25m/3.65ft – 4.10ft

Wellington City at night, from Mt Victoria