If, like me, you’re a massive Potterhead, I think I’ve probably just found the perfect event for you! Fancy spending Halloween at Hogwarts? There’ll be spooky smoking cocktails and dinner in the Great Hall complete with floating pumpkins and roaming Death Eaters. Warner Bros Studio Tour London has just announced that once again, the Great Hall will be receiving visitors for a very limited time – just three evenings – for a spectacular, spooky dinner event. Hogwarts After Dark will allow the lucky guests exclusive after-hours access to the studio tour as well as a host of other incredibly cool once in a lifetime experiences. Are you brave enough to dice with the Death Eaters? Here’s how!
What to expect from Hogwarts After Dark
The super-exclusive event starts with magical smoking cocktails and canapés before guests get to walk the red carpet through the doors of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry into the iconic Great Hall. In true Hogwarts fashion, the hall will be decorated for Halloween in the most magical way, with enchanted floating pumpkins just like in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and a table groaning with delicious Halloween goodies, pumpkins and cauldrons full of lollipops!
And that’s not all, next comes a fabulous two course dinner with drinks while Death Eaters roam the halls, and then it’s time to grab a lantern and follow the spiders into the brand new Forbidden Forest, where you’ll find dessert, spookily served next to a host of magical creatures: Buckbeak the Hippogriff and the terrifying Aragog the Acromantula!
After dinner, there’s even more excitement, with a really special after-hours opportunity to explore the Studio Tour, where you can see all the brilliant sets, like the Weasley’s kitchen and Dumbledore’s office. Even better, there’ll be an opportunity to meet the incredibly talented team from the Prop Making Department (who might even disclose a few secrets, like how those enchanted pumpkins stay up in the air) and even learn a few moves to protect you from the Death Eaters from expert Wand Choreographer, Paul Harris.
There’ll also be a chance to sip a glass of Butterbeer and then explore a specially darkened Diagon Alley, complete with roaming Death Eaters and extra-spooky, atmospheric music. I mean, it sounds pretty incredible, doesn’t it?
- 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
- 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
Want to spend Halloween at Hogwarts?
The Studio Tour’s exclusive ‘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 £240 per person. 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.
Sign me up!
Like last year’s event, tickets sell out extremely quickly, so if you want to splash out for this incredible experience, tickets go on sale on Tuesday 28th August at 10am and will be available from wbstudiotour.co.uk/after-dark or alternatively you can call the Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900.