Where was CODA filmed? Guide to all the Filming Locations

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CODA (which stands for “child of deaf adults”) is a story about Ruby Rossi, a teenager who is the only hearing member of her family.

In this coming-of-age dramedy, Ruby has a passion for singing, but her parents, who work on a fishing boat, will never be able to hear her perform.

CODA was primarily filmed in and around Gloucester, Massachusetts, the same area where this movie shot in summer 2019 is set.

Emilia Jones as Ruby Rossi in Coda

The cast of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival winner had to learn and practice fishing skills.

Emilia Jones, who also starred in Netflix hit series Locke and Key plays Ruby. Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Vikings) is her friend Miles, Daniel Durant (You) is her brother Leo, and Troy Kotsur and Marlee Matlin are her hearing-impaired parents Frank and Jackie.

Welcome to our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of CODA:


Where was CODA filmed
The local docks of the Salgado's Seafood Company were filmed at Gloucester's Fish Pier.

Gloucester, Massachusetts is a nice coastal city on Cape Ann located Just a 45-minute car ride from downtown Boston.

The small city has had a large maritime history since the first European settlers arrived in the 17th-century.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Coda High School
Ruby attends Gloucester High School, although the movie used in the film is actually the former Beverly High School, which later become Briscoe Middle School.

Today, this vacant building is in process of refurbishment to host the Briscoe Village for Living and the Arts (BVLA).

This project wants to transform the area into a state-of-the-art affordable housing community, providing public gathering spaces using this legacy complex, which opened in 1923.
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CODA theater
The interior of the theater featured later on in the movie, where the Choir's Annual Fall Concert takes place, is also from this magnificent former school, located at 7 Sohier Road in Beverly.


Steel Derrick Quarry
Ruby likes to go swimming to the former Steel Derrick Quarry, a popular spot for locals situated in the Pigeon Cove area.
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Coda city
According to the local press, the bar where Ruby’s friend Gertie (played by Amy Forsyth) works as a waitress is Pratty's C.A.V at 10 Parker Street in Gloucester, located next to the fisher's harbor.
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Coda movie house
Boston's NPR News Station WBUR News reported that director Sian Heder went location scouting in the area and stumbled on the house that served as the Rossi's family home.

She said that the "creaky clapboard cottage had a yard jammed with boats, traps, and nets", the ideal setting for the story.


Coda drehorte
Also, Heder used a seaside Victorian manor, owned by a friend of hers where she spent some time during her childhood, as the gorgeous choirmaster's house. Eugenio Derbez plays Bernardo Villalobos, Mr. V.

These houses are private properties and we don't know the exact addresses, but it seems that some filming took place at the beautiful Conomo Point community in Essex, MA.
Image courtesy of Apple - Conomo Point Map


Lane Cove harbor
Lane’s Cove is a historical public landing harbor protected by a scenic granite storm wall.
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Rockport Performance Center
The audition at the Berklee College of Music was actually filmed at the Rockport Music-Shalin Liu Performance Center, an impressive concert hall in Rockport.
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