This Saturday, 16 November 2019, Harry Potter: The Exhibition debuts in Lisbon, at the Pavilion of Portugal. Actors James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley, and Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, responsible for the graphic design in the Harry Potter film series, will bring their magical wit, charm and artistry to Lisbon to celebrate the grand opening.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, GES Events created the 1,500-square-meter experiential exhibition, where visitors can enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. Everything Is New, Sold Out, Encore and Fimalac are partnering with GES Events to present the exhibition in Lisbon.
Since its highly successful premiere at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2009, the exhibition has been presented in a variety of major cultural and entertainment institutions and museums in cities around the world and has welcomed more than 6 million visitors. Locations included Chicago, Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Edmonton, Sweden, Cologne, Paris, Shanghai, Brussels, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Berlin and Valência.
From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition, they are immediately drawn into the world of the films. Guests are greeted by an exhibition host who sorts several lucky fans into one of the Hogwarts houses and then leads them into the exhibition where their journey to their favorite scenes begins. The exhibition features settings from the film’s 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.
The exhibition in Lisbon will be open from November 16 to April 8. Timed-entry tickets are required, and the last entry will be one hour and a half before the closing of the exhibition. Tickets to the exhibition are on sale at www.harrypotterexhibition.pt. Please check the website for opening dates and hours.
An exclusive audio tour is also available, providing behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the Harry Potter films, with commentary from the producers, prop designers, costume designers and creature designers.