When possible, we suggest conducting a brief walkthrough before your filming date to select your exact production location(s) at BCRI. This selection will determine the times of availability for your project – particularly for teams that will film in our historic galleries.

Our exhibits are open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Typically, we avoid producing projects that might interfere with our guests’ experience during those times.

There are costs associated with filming requests. These fees allow us to continue in our mission to preserve and tell the Birmingham Civil Rights Story. 

  • Groups Tours (25 adults or more) – $10.00/person
  • Group Tours (less than 25 individuals) – $15.00/person
  • Historian Tour Guide – $50.00
  • Historian Facilitated Debrief – $25.00
  • Filming Requests 1hr. – $500.00
  • Filming Requests 1-4 hrs. – $1000.00
  • Filming Requests 5-8 hrs. – $2,000.00
  • Filming Requests After 8 hrs. are an additional $350.00 per hour
  • Security fee – $50/hr. (for access from 7am-8am and any time after 5:30pm)


If your request aligns with our mission here at BCRI, we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Contact Us
Who is leading the production of this film project?
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Have you visited BCRI to view available filming spaces?
From load-in to exit, what is the duration of your request?
How many guests will be visiting as a part of your production team?
Who will be featured in your production?
When will this footage be released and on what platforms?
Who do you aim to reach with your production?
Recording Style(Required)
Do you plan to shoot b-roll, dialogue or both? This is essential to adjusting the audio features in our galleries.
What is the proposed content (intended message) of this work?

Press requests for interviews do not require a filming fee. Email to arrange a time to speak with members of our staff team.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N,
Birmingham, AL 35203

Tour & Gift Store Hours
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 3pm CST

Note: Last admission at 2:00 pm.