Warner Bros. Studio Tour to Celebrate Fifteenth Anniversary of “Philosopher’s Stone”!

Has it really been fifteen years since The Boy Who Lived first appeared on-screen? It feels like Harry, Ron and Hermione have always been there for us, and now, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is offering fans of the film franchise an opportunity to retrace the trio’s footsteps on their journey to find the Philosopher’s Stone.

 

From July 22 to September 5, visitors to the Studio Tour in London will get an up-close and personal look at how filmmakers performed their own version of magic. From making giant chess pieces move, to creating troll snot, unicorn’s blood, and Fluffy’s drool, to a tangible, moving version of Devil’s Snare, fans will get to experience the Making of Harry Potter like never before.

 

Included in the celebration will be a display of some of the first versions of the Philosopher’s Stone, created by Harry Potter Propmaker, Pierre Bohanna. Additionally, there will be live demonstrations of each step in the process to show how the prop stones were actually made! For those interested in how the chess pieces moved on-set, a live demonstration will be held on the Tour’s backlot.

 

This will be one event you won’t want to miss! Tickets to the event cannot be purchased at the Tour, so make sure you prebook your tickets to the Philosopher’s Stone celebration here!

Finding the Philosopher's Stone Press Release
  • I’ve just been to the studio tour and I have to say that I am really surprised. Friends and colleagues have all said it was good, but I was utterley blown away by the detail and the work, that not only went into the film, but also that has gone into the studio. Maybe it is because I work for a company that promotes the tour that I have just assumed that everyone who goes wild is either some crazed Potterhead or they are just trying to sell tickets! But somewhere along the way, somebody has failed to get across to me just what a great experience it is and that seems odd.

    I’ve never actually been to a film studio before so I guess that was one thing, but to see all the sets and the props and the work, that goes in to them, to get them looking just right, was phenomenal! The concept art, the early sketches, the models, the architectural drawings and then the sets themselves!

    And the props are BEAUTIFUL! The silver skeleton, just lying on a shelf with a bunch of other props was worth the entrance fee alone.

    This is not just a tour for fans of the books and the films it is a tour for people intrested in art, design, film making in general, theatre, special effects, electronics, mechanics, textiles, well, just people who are interested really!

    I know I am preaching to the converted, but seriously, if you have never been, GO!