Dark Arts Friday 28th September – Sunday 11th November
Throughout the Hallowe’en season, visitors will discover the filmmaking secrets behind the wizarding world’s Dark Arts. The iconic Great Hall set will be decorated with over 100 pumpkins suspended from the ceiling as well as a Hallowe’en feast dressing the long tables. Visitors are invited to try out their wand combat moves against Death Eaters in a live duel demonstrating how battle scenes were directed, all before walking down a darker, spookier Diagon Alley.
Hogwarts in the Snow Saturday 17th November – Sunday 27th January 2019
2018 will conclude with the return of the Studio Tour’s popular festive feature, Hogwarts in the Snow. The festive makeover will see part of the Great Hall transformed for the Yule Ball, the Gryffindor common room dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow covering the majestic Hogwarts castle model. Visitors will even be able to touch samples of the different types of ‘snow’ used during production, each selected for its ability to float like falling snow, crunch under foot or glisten in the light like ice.