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Dark Arts

Dark magic is brewing

Our popular Dark Arts feature returns
24th September – 7th November

The Dark Arts feature will focus on the symbol of Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters as the Dark Mark is projected throughout the Studio Tour for you to follow during your visit. Between the imposing trees of the Forbidden Forest or the turrets of the Hogwarts Castle model, you can collect a Studio Tour passport on arrival and go on the hunt for the Dark Mark.

In celebration of Hallowe’en, a fan-favourite returning this year will be the 100 floating pumpkins in the magnificent Great Hall, as seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Each uniquely carved pumpkin was hand-crafted by Head Propmaker on the Harry Potter film series, Pierre Bohanna and his team, as well as much of the Hallowe’en feast which will laden the tables of the Great Hall.

You’re invited to learn the moves behind a wand combat scene, just like the Battle of Hogwarts, in a live duel with Death Eaters. The Wand Choreographer from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Paul Harris, described the importance of wand combat as a “physical element to casting a spell, because otherwise what makes one wizard better than another?”. Learn a sequence from the famous battle scene and practice your spells on Death Eaters during your visit.

Dark Arts


Tickets must be pre-booked. All extra features are included in the ticket price.