All-New “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” Will Begin Touring the Globe in 2022

Warner Bros. announced today that a new Wizarding World exhibition is currently in development and will make its debut in 2022. Harry Potter: The Exhibition will feature characters, settings, and beasts from Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and the expanded Wizarding World franchise through “an immersive, behind-the-scenes exhibition experience.”

Fans all over the world will have the opportunity to see the exhibition; it is planned to tour across North America, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

It will feature costumes and props from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films while engaging visitors with environments and installations devoted to the magical world we know and love.

A product of a partnership between Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Imagine Exhibitions, the exhibition will be scalable between 10,000 and 20,000 square feet. This compares to the original Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which was scalable between 10,000 and 14,000 square feet.

Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President of Global Themed Entertainment at Warner Bros. Consumer Products, made this statement:

We are thrilled to be partnering with the experts at Imagine Exhibitions on this all-new Harry Potter exhibition. Everyone involved with this project is committed to bringing a masterfully crafted newly innovative Wizarding World experience to fans around the world.

The announcement of when and where the tour will kick off is expected in the coming months.

The original Harry Potter: The Exhibition toured the world between April 2009 and March 2020, stopping in 20 cities across North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. The Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature exhibition just recently opened in December 2020 in London, originally with plans to tour the world as well. It will be interesting to see how this new exhibition differs from the previous and existing ones or whether Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature ends up becoming merged into the new Harry Potter: The Exhibition.

Press Release

FANS OF THE WIZARDING WORLD REJOICE!
AN ALL-NEW HARRY POTTER: THE EXHIBITION IS COMING IN 2022
Warner Bros. Consumer Products partners with Imagine Exhibitions to create and develop an all-new magical experience that will tour around the world

ATLANTA, GA AND BURBANK, CA - February 11, 2021 - A brand-new Wizarding World exhibition is now under development and is scheduled to make its worldwide debut in 2022.

Imagine Exhibitions today announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a newly innovative Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts exhibition, which is slated to tour in multiple regions around the world, including North America, Latin America, [the] Asia-Pacific [r]egion (APAC) and Europe, [the] Middle-East [sic] and Africa (EMEA).

The all-new Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be a scalable experience that will delight fans from around the world, [and] the exhibition will have a footprint between 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) [and] 20,000 square feet (1,858 square meters).

“We are honored to be entrusted with the iconic Harry Potter brand and excited to develop and share an exhibition experience that celebrates the magic of the Wizarding World,” said Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions. “We look forward to working with world-class partners, promoters, and sponsors to bring an all-new Harry Potter: The Exhibition to fans around the globe.”

The initial venue for the all-new Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be announced in the coming months.

For over 20 years, the Harry Potter stories and films have captivated fans worldwide. For today’s growing community, and for generations to come, the Wizarding World connects all aspects of this magical realm, including seven much-loved novels (which have sold over 500 million copies worldwide), eight timeless Harry Potter films, the multiple Tony and Olivier [A]ward-winning stage show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the first two of the five-part Fantastic Beasts film series. Harry Potter: The Exhibition will deliver to a devoted and growing fanbase a comprehensive touring exhibition.

The new exhibition will celebrate the most iconic moments of the films and stories of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and the expanded Wizarding World through an immersive, behind-the-scenes exhibition experience. This groundbreaking touring exhibition will present beautifully crafted environments that honor the beloved characters, settings, and beasts seen in the films while exploring the filmmaking magic that brought them to life. Visitors will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films as they engage with innovative, awe-inspiring, and magical environments and installations.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the experts at Imagine Exhibitions on this all-new Harry Potter exhibition,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President of Global Themed Entertainment at Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Everyone involved with this project is committed to bringing a masterfully crafted newly innovative Wizarding World experience to fans around the world.”

 

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Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I’m an annoyingly proud Canadian and live in Toronto.