creating films since 1932

Surrey has a rich history with the creative sector, the internationally renowned films of Shepperton Studios have been in production since 1932 and have produced modern day blockbusters such as Marvel’s Captain America and Disney’s Cruella. Surrey-based Shepperton Studios is now the worlds 2nd larges film studio following a recent expansion.

Shepperton Studios

Over 4000 games made in Surrey

Surrey is home to over 80 game studios who are responsible for some of the most iconic characters and over 4000 games made in Surrey. Companies such as EA Games, Sledgehammer Games and Supermassive Games have made Surrey a hotspot for the gaming sector.


The National Centre for Immersive Story Telling

Surrey is the proud home of StoryFutures, the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling. This innovative hub specialises in exploring and advancing the use of immersive technologies in storytelling, such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Located within the county, StoryFutures serves as a pivotal resource for creatives and technologists, providing expertise, research opportunities, and collaboration to push the boundaries of narrative experiences

Story Futures

Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence

Surrey is also the home of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence, a leading institution dedicated to developing AI technologies with a focus on human needs and ethical considerations. This institute stands out for its commitment to creating AI solutions that are both innovative and responsible, ensuring that these technologies enhance everyday life without compromising individual rights or safety

Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI

Surrey's Creative Sector In Numbers

Creative and digital companies in Surrey
Largest film studio in the world based in Surrey
Highest GVA in England for Professional, scientific, and technical activities
Games made in Surrey
people employed in Creative and Digital in Surrey

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The University of the Creative Arts

The University of the Creative Arts, located in Surrey, is a prestigious institution renowned for its dedication to nurturing creativity across a wide range of disciplines. As one of the leading arts universities in the UK, it offers a dynamic environment where students can explore and excel in fields such as fine art, fashion, graphics, and more. The university's emphasis on innovation and practical skills equips students with the tools they need to succeed and contribute to the creative industries. With a vibrant community and state-of-the-art facilities, the University of the Creative Arts plays a crucial role in cultivating the next generation of creative professionals and artists, solidifying Surrey's status as a cultural and artistic hub.

University of the Creative Arts

Surrey is Proudly Home To

Shepperton Studios


Fudge Animations


Tannery Studios

Amazon Prime Video

Dreaming Fish

Something Big

Figment Productions

DP World Tour

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