Warner Bros. Planning on Purchasing Leavesden Studios for Production and Tourism Purposes
Since the very first Harry Potter film began filming at Leavesden Studios a decade ago, Harry Potter fans have hoped that one day they’d be able to visit the real Harry Potter sets themselves.
Lucky fans (and press) have received the opportunity, and now it looks like Warner Bros. may open it up to visitors in the future. From the Financial Times:
A person familiar with the plans said Warner Brothers wants to make Leavesden a European hub for post-production, including visual effects, animatronics and film editing in the UK, and believes that it will attract film business to the country.
The proposal also includes a plan to allow members of the public to visit, by appointment, the sets of films made at Leavesden, including the great hall from the Harry Potter series. The Great Hall is one of very few sets that have remained intact at Leavesden since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone filming. Other classic sets include Dumbledore’s Office and the Gryffindor common room.
Official announcements likely won’t be seen for a while, but as always, we’ll keep you updated! Thanks to Snitch Seeker for the tip.