Friday, September 24, 2021

Imagine Exhibitions producing touring Harry Potter exhibition for 2022 launch

A brand-new Wizarding World exhibition is now under development and is scheduled to make its worldwide debut in 2022.

Imagine Exhibitions has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a new Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts exhibition which is slated to tour in multiple regions around the world including: North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific Region (APAC) and Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). 

The all-new Harry Potter: The Exhibition, will be a scalable experience that will delight fans from around the world. The exhibition will have a footprint between 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) up to 20,000 square feet (1,858 square meters).

“We are honored to be entrusted with the iconic Harry Potter brand and excited to develop and share an exhibition experience that celebrates the magic of the Wizarding World,” said Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions. “We look forward to working with world-class partners, promoters, and sponsors to bring an all-new Harry Potter: The Exhibition to fans around the globe.”

The initial venue for the all-new Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be announced in the coming months. 

For over 20 years, the Harry Potter stories and films have captivated fans worldwide.  For today’s growing community, and for generations to come, the Wizarding World connects all aspects of this magical realm, including seven much-loved novels (which have sold over 500 million copies worldwide), eight blockbuster Harry Potter films, the multiple Tony and Olivier award-winning stage show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the first two of the five-part Fantastic Beasts film series.  Harry Potter: The Exhibition will deliver to a devoted and growing fanbase a comprehensive touring exhibition.

The new exhibition will celebrate the most iconic moments of the films and stories of Harry PotterFantastic Beasts, and the expanded Wizarding World through an immersive, behind-the-scenes exhibition experience. This new touring exhibition will present beautifully crafted environments that honor 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 and “magical” environments and installations.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the experts at Imagine Exhibitions, on this all-new Harry Potter exhibition,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President of Global Themed Entertainment at Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Everyone involved with this project is committed to bringing a masterfully crafted newly innovative Wizarding World experience to fans around the world.”

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