The Great Hall

It’s been 15 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone made its big screen debut; to celebrate, Warner Bros. Studio Tour has unveiled a series of events for 2016.

Groups are being given the opportunity to go behind the scenes in some new features, including a tour of Number Four, Privet Drive.

Number Four, Privet Drive
27th May – 6th June

For a limited time only visitors will have the chance to step inside Number Four, Privet Drive and peer into the Dursleys’ living room as the exterior set is opened especially for the Harry Potter film anniversary.

See furniture and props, including sofas, tiles and vulgar curtains.

Finding the Philosopher's Stone
22nd July – 5th September

Fans of Harry Potter will be familiar with the scene during Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone where Harry, Ron and Hermione take over pieces on a chess board. This summer, groups will be able to find out how the giant chess pieces in the film were made to move by filmmakers.

Visitors can also discover how the three-headed dog (and its saliva) was brought to life and how the deadly Devil’s Snare was taken from page to screen.

15th anniversary film celebrations
15th October – 4th November

On and around the 15th anniversary date of the UK premiere of the film, guests will be able to admire authentic sets, props and costumes first created during production.

The Great Hall will be dressed with a section of the Hallowe’en feast (complete with the costume of Professor Quirrell) and groups will have the opportunity to discover more about other sets including the Gryffindor common room, boys’ dormitory and Hagrid’s hut.

Hogwarts in the Snow
From 19th November

The year will conclude with the popular festive feature, Hogwarts in the Snow. Sets will be decorated as they were for festive scenes in the film, and behind-the-scenes secrets will be revealed about how filmmakers created fire, snow and ice.

Group travel information

Groups of between ten and 24 visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour can purchase group tickets online. Parties of 25 or over should call 0845-084 0900 to book.

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