Warner Bros. Studio Tour Opening Doors to Number Four, Privet Drive
UPDATE June 6, 2016
The Studio Tour announced today that due to overwhelming public demand the Privet Drive set will now be staying open until September 5, 2016. Book your tickets here. Have you been to visit it yet?
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As previously reported, for one week only (Friday, May 27–Monday, June 6) Warner Bros. Studio Tour visitors will have the rare opportunity to walk through the front door of Number Four, Privet Drive and look into the Dursleys’ front room. Inside, fans will find hundreds of Harry’s Hogwarts letters, created by the gloriously talented MinaLima, suspended in the air as though they’ve flown through the fireplace as they famously did in the first film. The letter that started Harry’s adventure at Hogwarts featured so prominently in the film that an astonishing 10,000 of these envelopes were created for the first film and were even printed on extra lightweight paper so that the owls could carry them!
During production, set decorators were given the rather unusual task of filling the house with quirky pieces of furniture and had lots of fun sourcing the ugliest sofas, worst tiles, and most unattractive curtains possible which will be on display in the dressed set.
Also on display for the first time in the Studio Tour will be the Dursleys’ costumes, which proved to be a rich source of inspiration for costume designer Judianna Makovsky. She remembers them being the most fun to dress, creating clothes that appeared out of date and pretentious for Vernon and Petunia, as well as hideous sweaters for young Dudley.
In addition to all of this, the Studio Tour will be showcasing the equipment that was used to shoot Harry’s Hogwarts letters through the letterbox of Number Four, Privet Drive. The machine, which was specially created for the film by award-winning special effects supervisor John Richardson, will be on display in the Studio Tour during the feature between May 27 and June 6.
For more information, check out the full press release below. Are you planning a trip to the Studio Tour to see inside Number Four, Privet Drive? Let us know in the comments!