Filming Locations: Where was Red Sparrow filmed?


Red Sparrow where filmed

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The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence developed a funny accent to get into the skin of Dominika Egorova, a former Bolshoi theater ballerina. She is forced to become a seductive and glamorous spy, working for the Russian secret service. The CIA secret agent is played by The Great Gatsby actor Joel Edgerton. Oscar winner Jeremy Irons has a prominent role as General Vladimir.

Most of Red Sparrow was filmed in Budapest and Hungary, but also Bratislava, Vienna and London appear in the movie. Here are some of the most relevant spoiler-free filming locations for this thriller, based on the 2013 book by Jason Matthews:

Red Sparrow Budapest
The opening sequence was filmed at the magnificent Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest.
(You can open most of the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox - Map




Red Sparrow film location
At the beginning of the movie Dominika walks through Budapest's Heroes Square, although many buildings have been added or changed using CGI effects. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Egresij - Map


Red Sparrow Hotel
The Boscolo Budapest Hotel served as a luxurious and dazzling backdrop for a key scene.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Simon Q - Map


Red Sparrow shooting locations
The encounter with the Russian gangster Dimitry was filmed on location at The New York Café, also part of the vintage Boscolo complex. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Mispahn

Red Sparrow nude scene
Some more filming took place at the legendary Danubius Hotel Gellért.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Jorge Franganillo


Red Sparrow filmed Budapest
The scene in the American embassy was shot at the stained glass mosaic hall from Semmelweis University tower, built in 1976 (Nagyvarad Ter, Budapest). Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Google Maps


Red Sparrow drehort
Dominika meets Maxim at the real striptease bar HalloBár Budapest.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Google Maps




Red Sparrow location
The secret intelligence service Sparrow School was set at the 19th century Festetics Palace in Dég.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Egresij - Map


Red Sparrow filmed in Hungary
Some interiors were shot in the Festetics Palace located in the city of Keszthely, west of Lake Balaton.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Balla Béla - Map



Red Sparrow filmed
The Fabó Éva Swimming Pool is located in the industrial city of Dunaújváros.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Illustratedjc - Map


Where is Red Sparrow set
The inverted pyramid of the Slovak Radio Building in Bratislava was used as exteriors for the Russian offices in Budapest. Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Miroslav Petrasko - Map


Wo wir Red Sparrow gedreht
There is a short scene taking place in Michaelerplatz, one of the most elegant squares in Vienna.
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Jacob Surland - Map


Red Sparrow behind the scenes
The crew was also filming in London, at Corinthia Hotel in Westminster and in Heathrow Airport Terminal 2.
Images courtesy of 20th Century Fox

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9 comments

  1. The Last picture was from the Semmelweiss University building located at Nagyvarad Ter,Budapest

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  2. it was also shooted in Bratislava in Istropolis. It was outdoor in front of the building of Istropolis. https://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_odborov_Istropolis

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  3. The scene were she enters a striptease bar is budapest's famous Halo Bar....

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  4. When the American spy runs away from the police at the beginning, I think he runs past the Soviet war memorial in Treptower Park, Berlin.

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  5. I really wanted to know where is that room from that hotel that has the green stone bathroom. Thank you.

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  6. The scene in the beginning of the movie when she enters the opera house is filmed in Budapest - Heroes Square, but some building were changed during post production.

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  7. Thanks for your help, updated!

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