DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND HARRY POTTER™: THE EXHIBITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

Aug 2016

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND 
HARRY POTTER™: THE EXHIBITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED! 

Exhibition will be at Brussels Expo through November 6
Tickets available at www.expoharrypotter.be 

Brussels—August 17, 2016— Due to popular demand from fans, Brussels Expo is pleased to announce that Harry Potter™: The Exhibition will extend its run in Brussels through November 6. Since opening on June 30, the exhibition has welcomed more than 160,000 visitors bringing the total number of guests for the worldwide tour to over 4 million.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, GES created the 1,400-square-meter experiential exhibition, where visitors are able to enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. Harry Potter: The Exhibition is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Fire-Starter, Brussels Expo and Encore B are partnering with GES to present the exhibition in Brussels.

From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition, they are immediately immersed in 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 baby 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 is open daily. 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.expoharrypotter.be.

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.

Practical Information

Harry Potter: The Exhibition
Palais 2, Brussels Expo

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 19:00 – last entry at 17:30
  • Weekends and holidays: 10:00 – 20:00 – last entry at 18:30
  • Special priced Tuesdays! Reduced ticket prices apply on Tuesdays
  • Late night openings on every first Friday of the month: open until 22:00 – last entry at 20:30

Ticket prices *

  • Adults: 19,90 euro
  • Adults on Tuesday: 16,90 euro
  • Children (4-14): 14,90 euro
  • Senior citizens, students: 17,90 euro
  • Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children): 65 euro
  • Group rates (from 10 people, online registration necessary): 16,90 euro pp
  • Guide: 90 euro (1 guide per 25 people)
  • Schools: 12,50 euro per student (online registration necessary)

* excluding ticketing fees
Audio guides are available separately.

Contacts:

Fire-Starter

Manu Braff
m.braff@fire-starter.be

Encore B
Pascal Bernardin
encoreb@encoreb.fr

Media & PR:
Dutch speaking
Peter Monbailleu
+ 32 495 12 74 37
p.monbailleu@fire-starter.be

French speaking
Emmanuel De Roubaix
+32 495 52 38 24
deroubaix@fulloptions.com

Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Stephanie Clark
Director, Public Relations
+1 (818) 954-7308
stephanie.clark@warnerbros.com

GES
Lea Antonio
Director, Marketing
+1 (818) 638-5949

lantonio@ges.com

About Fire-Starter / Brussels Expo
Fire-Starter is an innovative Brussels-based entertainment company and part of the Brussels Expo group. Fire-Starter organizes, promotes and markets world-class live events, concerts, spectacles, festivals and exhibitions. Fire-Starter has the honor of working with major international brands like Cirque Du Soleil, Riverdance, Walking with Dinosaurs, Monster Jam, Hans Zimmer Live on Tour, 2Cellos, Red Bull Flying Bach and many others. Driven by the idea of enabling a broad audience to enjoy these unique experiences, Fire-Starter goes through great lengths to make every project a success. Above anything else, Fire-Starter is a motivated team of experienced people who are at the service of the entertainment industry.

About Encore B
Encore was created in 1987 by Pascal Bernardin and has since been a major player of the live entertainment business in France, presenting rock and pop artists (The Rolling Stones, Prince, Supertramp), family and Irish shows (Walking with Dinosaurs, Batman Live, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance°) and musicals (Mamma Mia!, Bagdad Café the Musical). Since 2008, Encore has developed the "edutainment" genre in France through different exhibitions: "Our Body The Universe Within” in 2008 and 2009, "Days of the Dinosaur” in 2010 and 2011, "Tutankhamon / His Tomb and His Treasures” in 2012, "Titanic The Exhibition” in 2013, and "Ice Age Exhibition” in 2014. In 2015, Encore has presented Violetta Live, the live version of the famous South American telenovela selling over 260,000 tickets in France and Switzerland and the LEGO® exhibition "The Art of the Brick” in Paris and Zurich.

About Global Experience Specialists (GES)
GES, a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing exhibitions, conferences, congresses, corporate events, 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 accommodations – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, and L’Oreal. GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program℠ for the past seven 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 trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

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