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Mandrakes and Magical Creatures

Bringing Creature Effects To Life

This special feature took place at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London between 1st July – 12th September 2022


Are you visiting us this summer? You will be welcomed into the Great Hall to the Frog Choir scene as seen in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, featuring the costume of conductor of the choir, Professor Flitwick, as worn by Warwick Davis. 

The Frog Choir in the Great Hall set at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Remember to be on the lookout for your favourite magical creatures as you explore the Studio Tour, as Cornish Pixies, Dumbledore’s beloved Fawkes and the animatronic Monster Book of Monsters can be spotted during your visit. In addition, you will learn how Thestrals and Mandrakes were brought to life using a mixture of scale models and CGI in the Creatures Workshop.

Professor Sprout’s Greenhouse

Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, inside Professor Sprout's greenhouse set at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

As part of this special feature, we have opened the glass doors of Professor Sprout’s greenhouse for the very first time! Just like a Hogwarts student, you will be able to step into the greenhouse, home to many exotic and magical plants, and stop to pull out a potted Mandrake as part of an interactive display. Based on the scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, you will recognise the Venomous Tentacula hanging from the ceiling as you walk through the greenhouse.

New Exterior Sets

The 1:3 scale model of the Weasleys’ Burrow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

In addition to this brand new set, we have expanded the exterior sets in our backlot with new additions including the fountain from the Hogwarts courtyard and a 1:3 scale-version of the Weasleys’ Burrow. 

The scale-model of the Weasleys’ burrow is an exciting addition to our backlot area as filmmaking fans will learn the camera trickery behind the external scenes of the family home, seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. During production, the Weasleys’ Burrow took filmmakers 14 weeks to build but only six minutes to burn down in the iconic scene where the Death Eaters set the home ablaze. 

Professor Sprout’s greenhouse, the courtyard fountain and the exterior of the Weasleys’ Burrow are permanent additions to the Studio Tour.

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