Stone Street Studios

Co-owned by Peter Jackson.

The Studio complex in Miramar, Wellington houses New Zealand’s only purpose built shooting stages together with extensive warehouse, production office, costume and makeup amenities, backlot and car park areas. The former paint factory was converted into studios during the pre-production phase of Lord of the Rings around 1999/2000.

The 24,500 square foot “Kong” stage is on a par with the biggest and best sound stages in Hollywood or London. It measures 229 feet by 108 feet and is 53 feet high, comes with an air handling system, 1000KVA mains supply and a grid of catwalks for set and lighting rigs at 40 feet.

Peter Jackson Stone Street Studio Tour (from his production vlog on The Hobbit)

Official website: http://stonestreetstudios.co.nz


Productions shot at Stone Street Studios


Feature Film (13)

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies2014Peter JacksonIMDB Database page about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug2013Peter JacksonIMDB Database page about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Halo2012IMDB Database page about Halo
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2012Peter JacksonIMDB Database page about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Principal photography began on March 21 2011
'B' Stage - Bag End interior
Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn2011Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Avatar2009James CameronIMDB Database page about Avatar
Live action photography at Stone Street began in October 2007 and was scheduled to last 31 days.
District 92009Neill BlomkampIMDB Database page about District 9
The Water Horse2007Jay RussellIMDB Database page about The Water Horse
King Kong2005Peter JacksonIMDB Database page about King Kong
The Legend of Zorro2005Martin CampbellIMDB Database page about The Legend of Zorro
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King2003Peter JacksonIMDB Database page about The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Peter JacksonIMDB Database page about The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring2001Peter JacksonIMDB Database page about The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
'B' Stage - Bag End interior

Short Film (1)

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
Zombie Movie2005Ben StenbeckIMDB Database page about Zombie Movie