FILM: Harry Potter fans can enjoy the ultimate Halloween experience at Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
Following last year’s incredibly popular ‘Hogwarts After Dark’ events, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is once again inviting brave witches, wizards and Muggles to enjoy a magical Hallowe’en evening on the set of the Hogwarts Great Hall on 26th-28th October.
Guests attending ‘Hogwarts after Dark’ will begin their magical evening with smoking dry ice cocktails and canapés before stepping onto the red carpet through the doors of the wizarding school into the Great Hall, which will be completely transformed for Hallowe’en. The Great Hall will be decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins, as seen on screen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while the long tables will be laden with a Hallowe’en feast of red apples, pumpkins and cauldrons of lollipops.
After stepping into the actual Great Hall set that was used for filming, guests will enjoy a delicious two-course dinner and drinks surrounded by the original props and costumes. All before grabbing a lantern and following the spiders into the newly opened Forbidden Forest where dessert will be served in the company of magical creatures such as Buckbeak the Hippogriff and Aragog the Acromantula.
Throughout the evening, Death Eaters will be roaming the Tour dressed in the original costumes from the film series allowing guests to see up close the intricate details of the embroidered robes and hand-painted masks. After dinner, guests are invited to explore the Studio Tour after hours, admiring sets such as the Gryffindor common room and the Weasley’s kitchen from The Burrow, before meeting members of the Prop Making Department who will be revealing the filmmaking secrets behind the ceiling full of enchanted pumpkins.
The evening continues with the chance to learn wand combat moves from Wand Choreographer, Paul Harris, in preparation for a live duel with Death Eaters. A refreshing glass of Butterbeer will be provided in the backlot café and guests will then have the opportunity to explore a darker Diagon Alley as the lights are dimmed, the music becomes more foreboding and the wizarding shopping street set is patrolled by Death Eaters. The evening will conclude with the opportunity to pick up your complimentary Souvenir Guidebook
The Studio Tour’s ‘Hogwarts after Dark’ events will take place on 26th, 27th and 28th October from 7:30pm until midnight and are open to over 18s only. Guests will be seated at tables of 10 or 12 and tickets are priced at £240pp. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 28th August at 10am and will be available to purchase atwww.wbstudiotour.co.uk/after-dark or by calling the attraction’s Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900).
- Welcome drinks and canapés on arrival
- Exclusive after-hours access to the Studio Tour
- A two-course dinner in the iconic Great Hall set with drinks (special dietary alternatives are available)
- A selection of dessert bowls served in the Forbidden Forest
- A taster of Butterbeer in the backlot café
- Pumpkin-making demonstrations by the Prop Making Department
- Wand Choreography interactive with Paul Harris
- Souvenir green screen photograph and Forbidden Forest edition souvenir guidebook
A free cloakroom is available, and this will be open for guests on the night. A complimentary shuttle bus will be running to the event at approx. 6:50pm from Watford Junction and return services will leave the Studio Tour throughout the evening.
The Hogwarts After Dark events will be taking place at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter on 26th–28th October. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 28th August at 10am. For more information, please visit: www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/after-dark