EXHIBITION NEWS

Harry Potter™: The Exhibition opens in Utrecht on Saturday!

Feb 17, 2017

Harry Potter film actors James and Oliver Phelps celebrate the exhibition’s premiere next to CineMec in Utrecht

Tickets available at www.harrypotterexpo.nl

Delft, February 9 2017 – This Saturday 11 February 2017 Harry Potter™ fans in the Netherlands will finally have the opportunity to step inside the famous wizard’s world when Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens next to CineMec in Utrecht. Actors James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, bring their magical wit and charm to Utrecht to celebrate the grand opening.

Since its world premiere in Chicago, the exhibition has received more than 4 million visitors and has included stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai. Tickets for the exhibition in Utrecht are available at www.harrypotterexpo.nl.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, GES created the 1,400-square-meter experiential exhibition, where visitors can enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. MOJO is partnering with GES to present the exhibition in Utrecht.

“We are so excited to return to the Netherlands, this time with Harry Potter: The Exhibition. We have visited the exhibition in numerous cities and are looking forward to seeing new fans experience the many great props, costumes, and creatures,” said Oliver Phelps. “We remember what huge Harry Potter fans the Dutch are and cannot wait to greet them on the morning of February 11th,” added James Phelps.

“We managed to get Harry Potter to The Netherlands! We are proud to bring, together with GES and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this unique exhibition to Utrecht. The response in the Netherlands since the announcement has been overwhelming, it is clear that J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World has only grown in popularity,” says Frederik van Alkemade. booker of special events at MOJO.

“We are thrilled to bring Harry Potter: The Exhibition to Utrecht. We hope everyone will have a chance to visit this interactive exhibition, allowing them to relive their favorite moments from the films,” said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer for GES.

From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition they are immediately drawn into the world of Harry Potter. Guests are greeted by an exhibit host who sorts several lucky fans into their favorite Hogwarts™ houses, then leads them inside the exhibition where their journey to favorite scenes from the Harry Potter films begins. The exhibition features settings from the films’ 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.

In addition to the beautiful environments and displays, there are several interactive elements. Guests can enter the Quidditch™ area and toss a Quaffle ball, pull their own Mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even tour a re-creation of Hagrid’s hut and sit in his giant-sized armchair.

The exhibition in Utrecht will be open daily until June 30. Timed-entry tickets are required, and the last entry will be one-half hour before the closing of the exhibition. Tickets to the exhibition are on sale at www.harrypotterexpo.nl.

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.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition

Location: Exhibition Hall next to CineMec – Utrecht (Berlijnplein 100, Utrecht)

Dates: February 11 until June 30, 2017

Tickets starting from € 14,50 (excl. servicecharge) are available through www.harrypotterexpo.nl.

Audio guides are available separately.

Media partners: 

RTL
Pathé

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Contacts:

MOJO                                                                                              BAAS PR

Angelique Kramer                                                                  Priscilla Wattimena

Marketing & Communications Manager                                  PR Manager

+31 152 121 980                                                                      +31 20 2237 490

a.kramer@mojo.nl                                                                priscilla@baasamsterdam.com

 

Warner Bros. Consumer Products                                GES

Stephanie Clark                                                                       Lea Antonio

Director, Worldwide Public Relations                     Director, Marketing

+1 (818) 954-7308                                                                  +1 (818) 638-5949

stephanie.clark@warnerbros.com                           lantonio@ges.com

 

About MOJO

MOJO is the concert and festival organisation in the Netherlands and is part of Live Nation, a global listed live entertainment organization. Besides about 200 concerts a year and a number of major festivals including Lowlands and the North Sea Jazz Festival, MOJO is also responsible for a number of Family & Special Events such as Cirque du Soleil, Walking With Dinosaurs, the live shows of Cesar Millan, Bodies – The Exhibition and other large events and exhibitions.

About GES

GES, a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing corporate events, exhibitions, conferences, congresses, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event registration services – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program℠ for the past eight years, and for the seventh year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information visit www.ges.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

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