Filming & photography

Anyone is free to take pictures or video inside Grand Central. However, if you will be using professional equipment, like a tripod, light, or stabilizer, or if you will be using the content for commercial purposes, you will need to get a permit through Metro-North’s film office at the MTA. Please use the form below to contact them at least one week in advance of the date you wish to shoot, or more, depending on the scope of your request.

There may be additional licensing and fee requirements if you will be using the resulting photos or videos for commercial purposes.

If you have a larger-scale film or photography project you would like to discuss, be sure to visit the MTA Filming web page for additional information.

Please be mindful that all visitors to the Terminal are currently still required to wear face coverings while inside, regardless of vaccination status.   

We encourage everyone to post their pictures of the Terminal on social media. Use #ShareGCT, and we may choose to share your picture on Instagram.




To request a permit or more information please fill out this form.

    Before submitting, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if we’ve answered your question there!