Harry’s Bedroom Debuts at Warner Bros. Studio Tour for Return of Magical Mischief

We don’t know about you, but we absolutely love Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter’s Magical Mischief feature. Last year, this special feature took fans on a behind-the-scenes adventure that revealed how the magic in the films was actually made. Those who had a great time exploring all this feature had to offer will be happy to learn that the studio is bringing it back this year for another round, with some exciting additions.

Not only will visitors be able to relive the magic of the movies and explore all the behind-the-scenes mischief, but they’ll also have the opportunity to take a peek at Harry’s bedroom at number four, Privet Drive. We first saw this room in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and will always remember it as the place where Harry first meets Dobby the house-elf. If you’re curious about how the filmmakers managed to make Dobby look so incredibly lifelike, you’ll definitely want to book your tickets for this feature.


Studio Tour London Magical Mischief Harry's bedroom display

Source: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London


In addition to discovering how Dobby was brought to life, visitors will also uncover how Harry’s flying Hogwarts acceptance letters were created, and if you’ve always wondered how the heck the Invisibility Cloak works, this is your chance to find out. Last, but not least, guests will visit the Great Hall, where they’ll discover how the famous scene where Fred and George leave Hogwarts with a literal bang in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was created.

While this feature focuses heavily on visual learning, visitors will also have an opportunity to get some hands-on experience – you’ll be given all the tools to create your own origami Howler. Unfortunately, we don’t know the spell that will allow you to actually make it come to life, but it’s the idea that counts.

This special feature clearly has no shortage of magic, and fans will leave with memories to last a lifetime (and you’ll likely appreciate the magic of the films even more when you host your next Harry Potter marathon).

Press Release


21st January - 18th April 2023

Returning for a second year, filmmaking trickery, magical pranks and wizarding mishaps will be revealed as part of the Studio Tour’s Magical Mischief feature.

Brand new for 2023, visitors will be able to take a look inside Harry’s bedroom at number 4 Privet Drive, as the fan- favourite [sic] scene in which Harry meets the mischievous house[-]elf, Dobby, is on display. Fans will recall Harry and Dobby’s first introduction at the Dursley home during Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as Dobby attempts every trick to stop Harry from returning to Hogwarts. A variety of filmmaking techniques were used to bring beloved Dobby to life on-screen, including the creation of models, used to give actors a reference point on-set, lovingly created by the Creature Effects Team, which visitors will be able to see during their visit.

Demonstrations will take place throughout the Studio Tour, uncovering secrets behind the disappearing effect of the [I]nvisibility [C]loak and Harry’s flying acceptance letters. Visitors will even be able to get hands[-]on to make their own origami [H]owler, just like the one Mrs Weasley delivered to her son in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Visitors to the Studio Tour will also learn how their favourite mischievous moments from the films were brought to the screen in this exciting feature. Entering the Great Hall, fans will recognise the set dressed for a Weasley prank on the peaceful O.W.L.s exam, complete with the swinging pendulum under the watchful eye of Dolores Umbridge. From the fan-favourite scene in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the infamous pink two-piece costume of Dolores Umbridge will be centre stage, and visitors should look above to see the playful Weasley twins’ costumes on their broomsticks suspended from the Great Hall ceiling.

Marica Laing

Growing up, I was a massive fan of Harry Potter and my love for the stories grew as I got older. It’s no surprise then that I love writing about all things Potter related. When I’m not writing about all the magic, you’ll find me reading (probably something Harry Potter related), listening to music, or writing some songs.