Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter Hertfordshire
Warner Bros.Studios Leavesden Arerodrome Way, Leavesden, WD25 7LR
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What we offer
The Harry Potter film series made Leavesden its home for more than ten years. As the books were still being released while the films were being made, the production crew saved many of the iconic sets, props and costumes that were created especially for the films - just in case they were ever needed later on in the series.
Once filming wrapped on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 in 2010, the production crew were left with a treasure trove of thousands of intricate and beautifully-made artefacts, many of which wouldn't have been saved on a typical production.
The team behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. Many of the original cast and crew returned to reassemble the sets and record their memories from filming, and on 31st March 2012, the Studio Tour opened its doors.
Set adjacent to the working film studios where all eight Harry Potter films were made, the Studio Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects.
What makes us a great choice?
This exceptional educational programme at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides a unique insight into the behind-the-scenes process of the Harry Potter films series. Your students can experience learning in a distinctive environment that will inspire and engage. Lessons meet national curriculum learning objectives and exam board specifications.
You will be lead by qualified teachers and have the opportunity to view up-close the amazing and authentic props, costumes and craft used in the Harry Potter film series.
This walking tour also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world
Group Sizes Catered For
For the workshops we can cater for 60 pupils in two groups of 30 for the workshops; due to health and safety we can only allow up to 30 students in the classroom at one time.
There is no limit to group sizes if you are visiting without a workshop
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Pre and post workshop activities can be found online and downloaded for free. All of the lessons and resources are developed and delivered by fully qualified teachers with experience across all key-stages.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Yes, teachers and students can take as many photographs as they like. You are able to film the sets, props and costumes, but not the media that is running inside the Studio Tour.
Risk Assessment Details
Two free pre-visit teacher tickets are available once payment has been received and cleared.
£17.75 for primary (1 free teacher in every 5 students)
£20.50 for secondary (1 free teacher in every 10 students)
First Aid Information
We have a First Aid room located in J Stage and First Aiders on duty throughout the Studio Tour.
There is an outside seated area in the Backlot to have packed lunches with the other visitors. There is also a site specific picnic area outside the attraction, where you can eat your packed lunches before entering the Studio Tour or after you have left. Please advise your students to bring their packed lunches in clear disposable plastic bags, clearly marked with their name and the name of the school.
We also have a studio cafe, Backlot cafe and a studio shop where we have a great range of items under £10 and £5.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
The majority of the Studio Tour is suitable for wheelchairs but some areas can be difficult to navigate, this includes Diagon Alley's cobbled street and the Great Hall's slate floor. The Hogwarts bridge can only be accessed via a short staircase and alternative access cannot be provided because the bridge, as an original set piece, has an uneven surface which is unsuitable for wheelchair users. The Knight Bus also has a short boarding platform which cannot be accessed by wheelchairs.
Our green screen area provides visitors with two fully accessible photo opportunities, including the chance to fly a broomstick as members of the cast would have done during filming. Visitors must be able to transfer themselves on to a broomstick and seatbelts can be provided if required.
Opening Hours & Information
Please check the website for current opening times.