Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brings you closer than ever to the legendary entertainment you know and love. View the real sets and soundstages where the greatest names in entertainment made history. Get ready to touch, tour and explore the iconic 110-acre backlot that brought Argo and Batman to the big screen. From The Big Bang Theory to Friends, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood takes you behind-the-camera for a revealing look at how the magic is made.
warner bros. studios leavesden
The production home of Harry Potter
In 2000, an enterprising production team made its way to a film studio on the outskirts of London. The producers were making a film based on a book about a young boy with a lightning bolt scar who, on his eleventh birthday, learns that he is a wizard. That story was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and that studio was Leavesden..
From 1939–1994 the studios were known as Leavesden Aerodrome, a local airfield and factory. During World War II, the plant produced fighter planes for the Ministry of Defence and, in the following years, it became a production centre for Rolls-Royce aircraft engines.
The factory closed in 1994 and Leavesden began a major transformation. Hangars became soundstages for filming and workshops for constructing sets and props. Meanwhile, the airfield’s runway and grassy fields turned into a fully functioning backlot. The old aerodrome was now the UK’s new home for film production.
Warner Bros. is the only Hollywood studio to own and operate a production facility in the UK, following a £100 million-plus investment into the re-building and expansion of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. The state-of-the-art, updated Studios opened for business on Monday 11th June 2012 and is one of the largest production facilities in Europe, helping to further position the UK as a centre of filmmaking excellence.
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is available to all kinds of productions, not just Warner Bros., from commercials and music videos, to TV shows to feature films.
The official harry potter film website
The official Warner Bros. website for Harry Potter where you can receive news, updates and information about all of the Harry Potter films, products and events!