Madrid, February 21st 2018 – Fans of the Wizarding World™ have only six weeks left to experience Harry Potter™: The Exhibition in Madrid. The exhibition will close its doors in Madrid on April 2nd and will continue its European tour to Milan. The Italian city will host the exhibition starting May 12th.
Since the announcement last September, more than 350,000 guests have enjoyed Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Madrid. More than 150,000 tickets were sold before the opening on November 18th, a new record for the exhibition.
Since its world premiere in Chicago, the traveling exhibition has received more than 4.5 million visitors and included stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Brussels and The Netherlands.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, GES created the 1,400-square-meter experiential exhibition, where visitors can enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. Sold Out and Encore partnered with GES to present the exhibition in Madrid.
From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition they are immediately drawn into the world of Harry Potter. Guests are greeted by an exhibit host who sorts several lucky fans into one of the Hogwarts™ houses and then leads them into the exhibition where their journey to favourite scenes from the Harry Potter films begins. The exhibition features settings from the films’ most popular locations—including the Gryffindor™ common room and dormitory; classrooms like Potions and Herbology; and the Forbidden Forest—which are filled with thousands of authentic props, costumes, and creatures used in the filming of the iconic series.
In addition to the beautiful environments and displays, there are several interactive elements. Guests can enter the Quidditch™ area and toss a Quaffle ball, pull their own Mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even tour a re-creation of Hagrid’s hut.