Dine in the Great Hall This Christmas at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London!
A few days ago, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter teased on Twitter that an exciting announcement would be coming up this week. The time has finally arrived, with the Tour revealing that this December an extra special event will be taking place in the Great Hall. If you’ve always wanted to enjoy a great feast in the Great Hall like all your favorite Harry Potter characters, then this is the event for you and an opportunity not to be missed.
The Tour has announced that this December 3, Dinner in the Great Hall will take place for the first time. Intrigued? Here’s some more about the event and what the night will include:
Join us this Christmas for our first ‘Dinner in the Great Hall’, and experience something extra special as you’re greeted on arrival with welcome drinks and canapés, before dining in the iconic set that is the Great Hall.
The Hogwarts dining room will be dressed for the occasion with the original props used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, including flaming Christmas puddings and hams studded with cherries. A wand will be waiting for you at your table, and you’ll enjoy the first two courses of a delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings on the authentic set (vegetarian option also available).
The exclusive event also includes after-dinner access to the rest of the tour and dessert on Platform 9 3/4, as well as dancing and drinks! The menu for the evening is available below:
The itinerary for the event, which kicks off at 6 p.m. and will run until midnight, is as follows:
5:40 p.m. Catch the shuttle bus from Watford Junction train station (£2 return).
Free parking is available at the attraction for those traveling by car.
6:00 p.m. Arrive at the Studio Tour’s lobby for welcome drinks and canapés.
6:30 p.m. Enjoy the holding room and cinema experience.
6:50 p.m. Enter the original Great Hall set.
7:00 p.m. Take your seat with other excited Harry Potter fans as you enjoy a delicious two-course Christmas dinner.
Your chosen replica wand will be ready for you at your table (five characters available).
8:45 p.m. Explore the remainder of the Studio Tour and enjoy a selection of puddings on Platform 9 ¾ as well as a glass of butterbeer.
10:15 p.m. Conclude the evening with music and dancing (a bar will be available for those who wish to purchase additional drinks).
Midnight Depart (shuttle buses will return to Watford Junction train station)
Tickets include entrance to the Tour, dinner in the Great Hall, drinks, a wand, butterbeer – and more! Guests will be seated at tables of ten in the Great Hall. It sounds like a jam-packed and magical evening that you won’t want to miss out on. Find out more about the event, including how to book and ticket prices, here. If you’re hoping to attend, then make sure you book your ticket soon since they’re bound to disappear quickly.
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HARRY POTTER FANS CAN DINE IN THE HOGWARTS GREAT HALL THIS CHRISTMAS AT WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR LONDON
Exclusive evening event to be held for first time this festive season
Available on Thursday 3rd December and open to over 18s only
Harry Potter fans will find something extra special behind the Great Hall doors this Christmas as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London hosts its first ever festive feast on the iconic set.
On Thursday 3rd December, guests attending ‘Dinner in the Great Hall’ will be greeted on arrival with welcome drinks and canapés. They’ll then take their seats on the actual set that was used during filming – finding wands waiting for them at their tables – before enjoying the first two courses of a delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings (vegetarian option also available*)!
During production, the impressive set was decorated for festive scenes and, this Christmas, the Great Hall will be redressed with the authentic props used in the first Harry Potter film as part of the attraction’s Hogwarts in the Snow feature, running from Friday 13th November – Sunday 31st January 2016. Trees adorned with golden baubles shaped like moons and partridges will line the set, while a replica feast will sit atop the long tables (including flaming Christmas puddings and hams studded with cherries).
First featured in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the Great Hall was home to Hogwarts’ famous feasts and the setting for many other memorable scenes such as the Sorting Ceremony in the first film where Harry is placed in Gryffindor house and the arrival of the Durmstrang and Beauxbatons students in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
After dinner, guests will be able to explore the Studio Tour, admiring sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s kitchen from The Burrow, which will also be dressed as they were for winter scenes. On the attraction’s newly-opened Platform 9 ¾ – which features the original Hogwarts Express locomotive – a selection of three festive dessert bowls will be served.
Butterbeer will also be provided in the backlot café and guests will then have the opportunity to walk up the wizarding shopping street, Diagon Alley, before taking in the breathtaking Hogwarts castle model (covered in a layer of filmmaking snow especially for the festive season). The snow is hand-sprinkled onto the majestic model and is made from a combination of paper and salt – chosen because it clumps like real snowflakes and catches the light like ice.
The evening will conclude with music and dancing, with a bar provided for those who wish to purchase additional drinks.
The Studio Tour’s first ever ‘Dinner in the Great Hall’ will take place on Thursday 3rd December from 6pm until midnight and is open to over 18s only. Guests will be seated at tables of 10 and tickets are priced at £230pp (available to purchase at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/dinner or by calling the attraction’s Visitor Services Team on 0845 084 0900).
Tickets include welcome drinks and canapés on arrival, a two-course dinner in the iconic Great Hall set (with drinks, a Christmas cracker and a wand** as well as the option of a vegetarian alternative*), a trio of different festive dessert bowls on Platform 9 ¾, a cup of Butterbeer in the backlot café, the chance to explore the Studio Tour, as well as music and dancing to conclude the evening.
A free cloakroom is available and this will be open for guests on the night, with a shuttle bus running to the event at 5.40pm from Watford Junction and return services leaving the Studio Tour throughout the evening (£2pp return).