Celebrate the Summer as a Slytherin with Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

It’s expected that 2020 will be very magical and triumphant for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. You’ll have to mark your calendars with several events that are scheduled throughout the year.

Of the many events taking place, a very notable one is A Celebration of Slytherin. Beginning in April 2020, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will re-create “a 25-foot[-]high section of this iconic set,” complete with “authentic props.” Don’t worry, we’ve been assured that guests won’t have to consume any Polyjuice Potion to get inside. The price of admission should be enough.

Fans got a glimpse of the ominous dungeon that is the Slytherin living space in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Since then, the only common rooms viewers have seen in the movies were those of Gryffindor and Slytherin. However, one could argue that we indeed have seen the inside of the Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff living spaces. The popular app Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery shows versions of the other common rooms. But until those become a reality, we may be left to wonder.

When designing the real-life Slytherin common room, production designer Stuart Craig “wanted a very different atmosphere [from] the warm colours of Gryffindor.” So instead of the bright red and gold, guests will find themselves in a sea of green and silver House banners. Original costumes of some of Slytherin’s more infamous witches and wizards will be on display, including that of Lord Voldemort.

The exhibit will start Friday, April 3, 2020, and continue until Sunday, September 6, 2020. Perhaps, in later years, we could see an official re-creation of either Ravenclaw’s or Hufflepuff’s common room.

Press Release


3rd APRIL 2020–6TH SEPTEMBER 2020

Leavesden, UK: Tuesday 25th February 2020

Fans invited to discover the Slytherin common room for the first time ever.

Known throughout the eight films for its ambition and link to [D]ark magic, Slytherin [H]ouse is home to some of the greatest wizards of all time. From April, visitors to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will discover the secrets behind some of the iconic costumes and props belonging to their favourite, cunning Slytherin characters.

Visitors won't have to be under the guise of Polyjuice [P]otion to discover the secrets of the Slytherin common room up close, as for the first time ever, fans are invited to gather around the imposing fireplace and sofas where Ron's magical transformation began to wear off, revealing his ginger hair. During the special feature, a 25-foot[-]high section of this iconic set will be on display, furnished and dressed with authentic props. When envisioning the Slytherin common room, [p]roduction [d]esigner Stuart Craig wanted a very different atmosphere [from] the warm colours of Gryffindor so designed the set to look like a dungeon carved out of solid rock. The hand-designed wall tapestries visitors will see had res tones completely taken out of the colour palette to add to the austere atmosphere and further highlight the iconic Slytherin colours, green and silver.

Entering through the Great Hall doors, visitors will be greeted by a sea of green as the Slytherin [H]ouse banners from the film series are suspended from the enchanted ceiling, denoting a Slytherin victory of the House Cup. Over the teacher's [sic] table, Gryffindor banners will be displayed in reference to the final scenes of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in which Dumbledore awards last-minute [H]ouse points resulting in a Gryffindor triumph.

Paying homage to some of Slytherin's most esteemed witches and wizards, a number of original costumes belonging to the Malfoy family will be on display allowing visitors to see how the designs changed to depict their rise and fall in power and status alongside Lord Voldemort. Also showcased will be the evolution of Voldemort's costumes showing his growth from orphan Tom Riddle to young Hogwarts student and finally to prolific villain.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London's Celebration of Slytherin feature will run from Friday 3rd April [to] Sunday 6th September 2020, and all additions are included in the ticket price.