Mark Your Calendars for a Magical 2020 at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

It has been a great year for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, the highlight of which was a new Gringotts expansion that opened in April.

If you didn’t get to visit this year, then don’t worry, because 2020 is set to be another magical year for the Studio Tour.

 

 

From February 14 to February 24, the Studio Tour will be hosting an Introducing the Art Department event. Potter fans will be able to discover the secrets behind a range of props, including wand-making demonstrations from the filmmakers themselves. Visitors will also be able to view the technical drawings and concept art behind a number of iconic Potter props.

 

 

For five months next year, the Studio Tour will be celebrating all things Slytherin. From April to August, the Great Hall will be dressed in green, with banners suspended from the ceiling and a grand feast, re-creating the designs used to celebrate the House Cup. More details are yet to come, but A Celebration of Slytherin is set to feature costumes and props from some of Slytherin House’s most memorable members.

 

A close up of Slytherin costumes at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

 

2020 will also see the return of fan-favorite events, including Dark Arts and Hogwarts in the Snow.

From Friday, September 25 to Sunday, November 8, the Studio Tour will celebrate the darker side of magic with a Halloween feast, floating pumpkins, and wand combat workshops. These demonstrations will feature “real” Death Eaters to show visitors exactly how battle scenes in the movies were developed.

 

A close up of a Death Eater Mask at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour,

 

Less than a week later, Hogwarts in the Snow will bring the holiday cheer to Leavesden. From November 14 to January 17, the Great Hall will once again be dressed to look like the Yule Ball, and the Hogwarts Castle model will be dusted in snow. Visitors will also get to discover the magic behind creating snow on-screen and get up close and personal with different types of snow.

 

 

All of this is in addition to the usual magic of the Studio Tour, including the enhanced catering and retail experiences.

Will you be planning to visit the Studio Tour in 2020? What are you most excited to see?

Press Release

WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR LONDON – THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER
2020 FEATURES CALENDAR

 

Introducing the Art Department
Friday 14th February – Monday 24th February

Responsible for a huge range of props, from Harry’s Hogwarts acceptance letter to the Daily Prophet and Bertie Bott’s Beans, the [a]rt [d]epartment brought the Wizarding World to life on[-]screen with every detail. In the Studio Tour’s Introducing the Art Department feature, visitors are invited to discover the craftmanship [sic] and artistry in technical drawings, white card models, concept art and prop-making. During this time, the Studio Tour will welcome the original filmmakers, who will reveal a range of techniques, including wand-making demonstrations by the team who handcrafted thousands of wands for the film series.

 

A Celebration of Slytherin
Friday 3rd April – Sunday 6th September

The Studio Tour will shine a spotlight on all things Slytherin, the [H]ouse known for its ambition, cunning and links to [D]ark magic. For the first time ever, visitors will be welcomed into the Great Hall dressed to celebrate a Slytherin victory of the House Cup, complete with a grand feast and original banners from the film series suspended from the enchanted ceiling. Throughout the Studio Tour fans will discover secrets behind the costumes and props belonging to the most sinister of Hogwarts [H]ouses. More details to follow…

 

Dark Arts
Friday 25th September – Sunday 8th November

The Studio Tour’s popular Dark Arts feature will return for Hallowe’en. The Great Hall ceiling will be decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins as well as a Hallowe’en feast of lollipops and red apples dressing the long tables. Visitors are invited to try their wand combat moves against Death Eaters in a live duel demonstrating how battle scenes were directed, all before walking down a darker, spookier Diagon Alley.

 

Hogwarts in the Snow
Saturday 14th November – Sunday 17th January 2021

The year will end with the Studio Tour’s magical Hogwarts in the Snow feature. The festive makeover will see the Great Hall undergo a glittering Yule Ball makeover, the Gryffindor common room dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow covering the majestic Hogwarts [C]astle model. Visitors will even be able to touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling flakes, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.

 

Tickets for the Studio Tour must be pre-booked at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or by calling the attraction’s Visitor Services Team [at] 0345 084 0900. All extra activities are included in the ticket price.

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!