Q-Studios - The Biggest in Gauteng

Q-Studios is a Television & Film Facility, comprising two Large Studios, flanked by two Service Units,
altogether 3,000 m2 under one roof. Centrally situated in a prime position in Kew, with easy access to M1, N3,
and Airport, they are indeed the biggest, privately owned studios in Gauteng.

Over 30 years ago, Q-Studios started up as Unit 1, a warehouse-turned studio within a complex of seven units.
Everyone in Joburg (Johannesburg) involved in the TV Industry knew and had worked in Unit 1, a 900 m2 studio, at one time or other!
Even years before that, Avi Learner, an international filmmaker, had shot movies in the complex, now known as Q-Corner.

In 2006 Unit 2 was upgraded into a soundproof studio and Q-Studios was born.
To accommodate a telenovela in 2015, Unit 3, formerly a photographic studio, was sound treated.
Unit 1 was changed into a Service Unit, comprising Green rooms, offices, actors cubicles, change rooms,
ablution facilities, hair & makeup. A 300 m2 Green Screen Studio with U-Shaped Infinity Curve was
retained at the back of the unit. Unit 4, comprising offices, makeup room, catering facility and ablution
now services Studio 3.

Since 2006 countless local and international movies, TV and Game Shows,
Telenovelas and Commercials were filmed at Q-Studios.

Owner's Comments

"When I took on the studios, I not only wanted to restore them, but I also dreamt
of doing more – of creating a business venture which could include the community and
be good for the area and filmmakers.

From the outset, I have been in constant communication with the communities of Alexandra and Kew.
Q-Studios is actively involved in the Kew Action Group, whose mission statement is
“Committed to create a cleaner, safer Kew.”

Q-Studios Facilities:

Studio 2

Studio 2

This soundproofed studio measures 697 m2 and is 8,5 meters high.
Studio 2 is ideally suited for large audiences and is fitted with a fire door.
It is a "dry" studio and only carries houselights.
A 160,000 BTU, quiet aircon is located outside, in front of the studio.

  •     Size of Studio:    L: 41m W: 17m
  •     Lighting Grid:    8 meters high
  •     Power: 3-phase:    4x 63 and 2x 125 AMPS p/phase
  •     Control room:    yes, not equipped
  •     Studio Door:    W: 3,6 m H: 4,8 m
Service Unit 1

Service Unit 1 for Studio 2

The former 900 m2, non-soundproofed studio, is now a large Utility Unit,
measuring ca 600 m2. It comprises offices, Green rooms, wardrobe,
10 actors cubicles, catering space, male/female changerooms and ablutions as well
as a hair & make-up room. Fenced off towards the back is a 300 m2 Green-Screen
studio with U-shaped infinity curve.

  •     Size of Service Unit:    L: 31m W: 19m
  •     Size of Green Screen Studio:    L: 16,7m W: 18m
  •     Lighting Grid:    7,5 meters high
  •     Power: 3-phase:    2x 63 and 2x 125 AMPS p/phase
  •     Roller Shutter Door:    W: 5 m, H: 6 m
Studio 3

Studio 3

This sound treated studio measures 710 m2 and is divided into two studios
by an L-shaped infinity curve. It is a "dry" studio and only carries houselights.
A 130,000 BTU, quiet aircon is located outside, in front of the studio.

  •     Size of Front Studio:    L: 31m W: 18m
  •     Size of Back Studio:    L: 9m W: 17m
  •     Lighting Grid:    6,5 meters high
  •     Power: 3-phase:    4x 63 AMPS p/phase
  •     Control room:    yes, not equipped
  •     Roller Shutter Door:    W: 5 m, H: 6 m
Service Unit 4

Service Unit 4 for Studio 3

This Unit has four offices, make-up room, storeroom, a small kitchen,
ablutions as well as a catering area. Ideally suited for storing swing sets.

  •     Size Service Unit:    L: 38m W: 16m
  •     Size of Offices:    1x 8x3m, 3x 4x3m
  •     Power:    3-phase 63 AMPS p/phase
  •     Roller Shutter Door:    W: 5 m, H: 6 m
Head Office

Head Office

The Head Office Building is situated at 137, 10th Road. A boardroom and several offices
are available for short-term rentals. There is easy access between the office building
and the studio complex across 4th Avenue, with guarded entrance/exit for long-term
shoots and large crew requirements.

  •     Overflow parking
  •     Set storage in warehouse on premises

Have Questions?

Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions

How safe is Q-Studios?
Due to its “low key” appearance, the Q-Corner Complex has been safe and secure since the 1990ies. Q-Studios offers 24/7 Security with one guard stationed at the guard house and 1 guard patrolling. The studios and service units are fitted with alarm system and connected to an independent armed response.
All offices, change and make-up rooms have aircon.
Unfortunately, due to the size of our studios, we can only accommodate shoots for one week or longer.
The Q-Studios complex has about 100 parking spaces available. Overflow can be accommodated at No 137, 10th Rd.
We have one very experienced studio manager and two cleaners on site.
Our Studios are leased “dry” so productions have their own choice of lights, cameras etc.

Some of our clients

Q-Studios boast with some of the best clients in the industry.

Contact Us

Tel:    +27 (0)11 882 4311
Cell:    +27 (0)82 857 7327
E-Mail:    info@q-studios.co.za

Offices:    137, 10th Road, Kew, Johannesburg
Studios:    149, 10th Road, Kew, Johannesburg

GPS Coordinates:    26.1157° S, 28.0985° E