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The 'Harry Potter' Studio Tour Is Reopening And It's Had A Slytherin Makeover

The 'Harry Potter' Studio Tour Is Reopening And It's Had A Slytherin Makeover

Harry Potter fans, the time has come! The Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour is officially reopening and it's going to be all about Slytherin.

From 20th August, the studio will reopen its doors and guests will experience all things Slytherin, including magical props and iconic costumes.

They'll also be able to explore the Slytherin common room for the first time ever!

It's had a Slytherin makeover (Credit: Warner Bros.)
It's had a Slytherin makeover (Credit: Warner Bros.)
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As every fan knows, Slytherin was home to some of the greatest wizards of all time and now, visitors will be able to see the 25-foot-high common room up close.

As part of the studio's new feature, 'A Celebration of Slytherin', guests will enter through the Great Hall - which will also be decked out in Slytherin-themed decor - where they'll be met with hand-designed wall tapestries and Slytherin house banners draped from the ceiling.

The room will also be decorated with original costumes from the Malfoy family, showing how their outfits changed and evolved along with their rise and fall from power.

Voldemort's original costumes will also be on display, showing his evolution from orphan Tom Riddle, to Hogwarts student and finally, the one-who-must-not-be-named.

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Fans can now visit the Slytherin common room for the first time ever (Credit: Warner Bros)
Fans can now visit the Slytherin common room for the first time ever (Credit: Warner Bros)

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Slytherin colours of green and silver have been used throughout, with production designer Stuart Craig wanting to create a completely different atmosphere to that of Gryffindor.

Originally, the Slytherin makeover was due to be unveiled to the public on 3rd April, but due to coronavirus, the studio closed its doors during lockdown. The new tour has now been extended until 12th November 2020.

Of course, for the reopening there are a number of extra measures in place to make sure staff and guests are as safe as possible.

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"The safety of our visitors and colleagues is our number one priority. To help keep everyone safe, we've implemented a number of measures and changes to the Studio Tour experience. The updates are designed to prioritise social distancing and enhanced cleaning," the studio explains.

New measures include pre-booking all tickets and adhering to social distancing measures while visiting. Guests aged 11 and over are required to wear a face mask or covering unless medically exempt.

Meanwhile all payments must be made via card (cash is no longer accepted) and hand sanitising stations have been set up throughout the studio. You can read about the new measures in full here.

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Adult tickets for the Studio Tour start at £47 and you can book them in advance here.

See ya there!

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Events, Harry Potter, Life News

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]