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.
"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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a Gallery for a quick tour of our facilities at Q-Studios
Studio 2 Control Room
Studio 2 & 3 Aircon
Studio 3 Front
Studio 3 Front
Studio 3 Back
Service Unit 1 Actors Cubicles
Service Unit 1 Wardrobe
Service Unit 1
Service Unit 1 Green-Screen
Service Unit 1 Hair & Make-up
Service Unit 1 Change Rooms & Ablutions
Service Unit 1 Catering Area
Service Unit 1 Upstairs Office
Service Unit 4
Service Unit 4
Service Unit 4 Make-up Room
Service Unit 4 Catering
Short Term Rental Offices
Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions
Tel: +27 (0)11 882 4311
Cell: +27 (0)82 857 7327
Offices: 137, 10th Road, Kew, Johannesburg
Studios: 149, 10th Road, Kew, Johannesburg
GPS Coordinates: 26.1157° S, 28.0985° E