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SIGNAL FILM & MEDIA is based at the Cooke’s Studios film, media and arts centre in the heart of Barrow-in-Furness. We are equipped with the latest digital production facilities including a range of high definition cameras, lights, rigs and a Mac workshop with Final Cut Studio and Premiere edit suites.


Perfect for smaller events and workshops with a creative theme, the Cooke’s Studios is located in the centre of Barrow on Abbey Road, next door to the Duke of Edinburgh Hotel and right across the road from the train and bus stations.

OUR STUDIO SPACE on the ground floor comfortably seats an audience of 60 in cinema-style rows, or 40 people with tables. It has a cinema screen with surround sound which can be used for screenings or to project from a laptop for presentations. Extra requirements for items such as flip charts or catering facilities can be arranged.

OUR ICT SUITE AND TRAINING WORKSHOP SPACE  on the second floor is lift accessible and offers adjoined rooms with classroom-style seating for up to 15 people alongside a bank of 6 Mac computers and comfy seating area.

Available daytime, evenings and weekend, prices and dates on enquiry. We have preferential rates for charitable activities. For more information please contact us at info@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk or call 01229 838592.


The Cooke’s Studios is a partnership, initiated by our directors, between our sister company Creative Studios Cumbria and Barrow Borough Council, funded by the Community Assets Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Working Neighbourhoods Fund.

Opened in December 2011 following a £2 million refurbishment, the 16,000 sqft, listed Victorian building runs over 5 floors. The upper floors were most recently a furniture showroom whilst the basement was home to Sub Zero nightclub, a focus for the area’s rave culture in the late 80s/ early 90s.


The Ashton Group’s Theatre Factory – An integrated programme of theatre activity by, for and with young people in the Furness Peninsula.

Brathay – A Cumbrian charity that helps young people to succeed.




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