Studio Tour Marks 15th Anniversary of “Sorcerer’s Stone”
Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London will be marking the 15th anniversary of the release of the first Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by hosting a series of special events across the year.
From Thursday, February 11 to Monday, February 22, fans will be able to get up close to some iconic props from the film series, including the Sorting Hat, which will be on display for the first time in the Great Hall set!
Following that, from Friday, March 25 to Sunday, April 17, fans will be able to discover how everyone’s favorite half-giant Hagrid was brought to life on the big screen. In addition, a selection of the groundskeeper’s props and costumes from the films will be on display. If that wasn’t enough, Nick Dudman’s creative effects team will be on hand to show fans how they created the Gringotts goblins’ prosthetics!
As previously reported, from Friday, May 27 to Monday, June 6, fans will get the chance to step inside Harry’s childhood home, Number Four, Privet Drive, for the first time and take a look around the Dursleys’ living room. During production, set decorators were given the task of filling the house with Dursely-ish pieces of furniture and props and had lots of fun sourcing the ugliest sofas, worst tiles, and most vulgar curtains possible!
Ever wanted to discover how the giant chess pieces that the trio encountered in the first film were made to move? From Friday, July 22 to Monday, September 5, fans will be able to learn just how the filmmakers achieved that, as well as learn how Fluffy the three-headed dog was brought to life and how the deadly Devil’s Snare was adapted for the big screen!
Finally, from Saturday, October 15 to Friday, November 4, the 15th-anniversary celebrations will conclude with fans getting the chance to admire the authentic sets, props, and costumes used during production. The Great Hall will be dressed with a section of the Halloween feast (complete with the costume of Harry’s first Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher: Professor Quirrell).
Planning a visit? Head on over to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour website for more details and to purchase your tickets! Which upcoming event are you most excited for? Can you believe it’s been 15 years since the first film was released?! Let us know in the comments.