An Immersive Harry Potter Exhibition Will Tour the World Next Year


2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, the final film in the Harry Potter franchise.

While spin-offs including the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films have done well to keep the magic alive, nothing has quite worked to fill the Harry Potter-shaped hole the series left behind.

As we wait in anticipation for a rumoured Harry Potter TV series coming to HBO Max, we’ve just been blessed with a more concrete way to revisit the series that raised us, with the news that a new Harry Potter exhibition will tour the world in 2022.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition is described as an immersive “Wizarding World experience”. Currently under development by Imagine Exhibitions in partnership with Warner Bros., the new exhibition will provide a closer look at the films’ props, costumes and sets over 929 to 1,858 square metres.

If it sounds familiar, it’s because Harry Potter: The Exhibition was born in 2009 and did indeed tour some nine years ago in Sydney, however, the updated version of the exhibition is bigger and better and will include new behind-the-scenes installations from both the Harry Potter films and the Fantastic Beasts spin-offs.

“The new exhibition will celebrate the most iconic moments of the films and stories of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and the expanded Wizarding World through an immersive, behind-the-scenes exhibition experience,” a statement from Imagine Exhibitions reads.

“This groundbreaking touring exhibition will present beautifully crafted environments that honour the beloved characters, settings, and beasts seen in the films while exploring the filmmaking magic that brought them to life.

“Visitors will get an up-close look at authentic props and original costumes from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films as they engage with innovative, awe-inspiring, and magical environments and installations.”

The exact locations for the exhibition are yet to be announced, however, the statement does confirm Harry Potter: The Exhibition will make its way around the globe, stopping in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific Region and Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait too long for an Aussie announcement.

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