An Enchanting Exhibition Celebrating the Entire Wizarding World Comes to NYC’s Herald Square on May 19, 2023
New York, NY (April 6, 2023) – Get ready to celebrate some of your favorite Wizarding World moments! Harry Potter™: The Exhibition – the most comprehensive touring exhibition ever presented on Harry Potter and the entire Wizarding World – is coming to New York City’s Herald Square beginning May 19, 2023. Tickets for the all-new interactive experience go on sale today, April 6, 2023, at 10 am EST at www.harrypotterexhibition.com.
Beginning May 19, guests can choose a Patronus, cast a spell, test their Quidditch™ skills, and brew potions in Herald Square, as Harry Potter™: The Exhibition comes to New York for the first [sic] time, located at 50 W. 34th Street (34th Street and Broadway), easily accessible from Penn Station, Port Authority and many subway stations. Tickets start at $29 for adults. The exhibition also offers a VIP ticket experiences [sic] with a flex schedule, [a] commemorative lanyard, free access to the Harry Potter: The Exhibition [a]udio [g]uide and a $10 credit to spend in the retail store. A full schedule of dates and times to visit Harry Potter™: The Exhibition can be found at www.harrypotterexhibition.com.
Since it premiered [sic] in Philadelphia over a year ago, more than a million visitors have experienced this captivating exhibition celebrating Harry Potter and the entire Wizarding World. The all-new behind-the-scenes exhibition creates memorable moments from the beloved franchise as guests embark on a one[-]of[-]a[-]kind journey into the iconic moments, characters, settings, and beasts as seen from the films and stories of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts™ as well as the wonders of the expanded Wizarding World, including the costumes, props and imagery from the Tony® [A]ward-winning Broadway production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as seen on Broadway at the Lyric Theater [sic]. Guests can experience the beautifully crafted environments that honor many of the unforgettable moments that fans and audiences have loved for more than two decades, getting an up-close look at everything from original costumes to authentic props. Harry Potter™: The Exhibition takes guests through innovative, awe-inspiring, and magical environments using best-in-class immersive design and technology. As visitors explore each gallery, their interactions are captured using RFID wristbands to deliver unique and personalized experiences linked to their visitor profile.
Guests will also enjoy a gift shop featuring officially licensed products inspired by the Harry Potter films and exclusive, bespoke merchandise not available at any other Wizarding World experience, unique photo experiences, and the fan-favorite [b]utterbeer.
The exhibition is created and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and EMC Presents.
Exhibition Gallery Highlights:
From Page to Screen Gallery showcases a first edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone encased in a Gringotts-inspired vault and is surrounded by inspirational video and literary quotes, reconnecting guests to the story as they are introduced to the exhibition.
Hogwarts Castle Gallery features an immersive multimedia experience with iconic elements like the Whomping Willow, Dementors, and the Marauder’s Map, where guests will see their name appear, prompting them to continue their exploration of the exhibition.
The Great Hall Gallery is a space that allows visitors to celebrate magical seasonal moments in its iconic architecture.
The Hogwarts Houses gallery sets the foundation for the exhibition experience, allowing guests the opportunity to experience more personalized moments with the Hogwarts [H]ouse they select during their preregistration. While guests may gravitate towards one house, this gallery will enable visitors to experience all of the Hogwarts [H]ouses in a celebratory hall featuring an iconic Sorting Hat, perfect for photo ops, while surrounded by freshly designed [H]ouse crests on meticulously created stained glass windows.
Hogwarts Classrooms are filled with iconic props, creatures, and costumes. Visitors will interact with magical lessons and games through digital touchscreens [sic] to reveal behind-the-scenes secrets about iconic classroom moments. They will brew potions in the Potions [c]lassroom, predict the future in Divination, pot a mandrake in the Herbology [g]reenhouse, and use their digital wand to defeat a boggart in Defense Against the Dark Arts.
Hagrid’s Hut and [t]he Forbidden Forest offer an interactive Patronus [C]harm experience. Guests will then uncover iconic creatures, such as centaurs and Acromantula [sic], hidden in the forest and explore inside a re[-]creation of Hagrid’s [h]ut.
An exclusive collection of Harry Potter: The Exhibition merchandise will be available in the on[-]site retail shop for guests to celebrate their fandom through an assortment of themed collections. Fans can choose from a range of products such as apparel, jewelry, and edible treats, including fan-favorite Chocolate Frogs and bottled [b]utterbeer, as well as merchandise not available at any other Wizarding World experience.
Fans are encouraged to follow Harry Potter: The Exhibition on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #HarryPotterExhibition