Harry Potter: The Exhibition will embark on a world tour in 2022.
First up, the small print: we don’t actually know if it’ll be coming to New Zealand. As of yet, the exhibition has announced no dates or destinations for its world tour, only stating that details of the world premiere will be revealed in the coming months.
However, it would be a humongous blunder if no production company picked up Harry Potter: The Exhibition and brought it to our shores because the story that captivated fans across books, then movies, stage shows, studio tours and more continues to captivate a new generation of fans with the ongoing Fantastic Beasts spin-off series.
We just can’t get enough of the wizarding world and the magical hold it has on us just. does. not. diminish.
So we’re just going to go ahead and presume it’ll visit New Zealand at some stage. If and when it does, visitors can expect “immersive design and technology” along with “beautifully crafted environments” to bring the Wizarding World to life, with a plentiful array of settings, creatures, characters, and more to be featured. The real-life “filmmaking magic” will be given plenty of space to shine, too.
Specifics revealed at this stage promise in-depth looks at Hogwarts Castle, Gringotts, the Ministry of Magic, dragons, the Dark Arts, and plenty more. Expect to see props and original costumes on display, and the odd bit of immersive storytelling magic to bring the experience to life.
All in all, it’s billed as the biggest touring exhibition of Harry Potter ever mounted, and since the team behind it have also mounted large-scale exhibitions for Downton Abbey, Titanic, and Jurassic World as well as Van Gogh we reckon we’ll be in for a treat! We’ll keep you updated with more info as soon as we have it.