Sydney, 19 July 2011: Today, Harry Potter film star Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom throughout the film series, was joined by hundreds of Harry Potter fans at the Powerhouse Museum to celebrate Harry Potter™: The Exhibition coming to Sydney on 19 November 2011. Providing the audience with a sneak peek of the exhibition, Lewis revealed iconic film props and costumes including the Flying Ford Anglia, the Bloody Baron’s costume and a never-before-seen Death Eater costume.
Tickets are on sale now for Harry Potter™: The Exhibition, showing exclusively at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, beginning on 19 November 2011 through to 18 March 2012.
Harry Potter™: The Exhibition offers fans a chance to step inside Harry Potter’s world and relive first-hand his amazing quests. From Harry’s famous wand, his Quidditch™ broomsticks, glasses and school uniform to Professor Dumbledore’s wand and robes, visitors to Harry Potter™: The Exhibition will be overwhelmed by the size and detail of this magnificent showcase.
Hundreds of original props, artefacts and costumes appearing throughout the Harry Potter films will be displayed in elaborate settings inspired by locations from Hogwarts™School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the Gryffindor™ common room, Hagrid’s hut, the Great Hall and so much more.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Harry Potter’s enchanted world to Sydney,” said Dr. Dawn Casey, Director, Powerhouse Museum. “We invite all Harry Potter fans and anyone with an interest in the superb creativity and skill which goes into making these stories come alive, to come and experience this truly magical exhibition.”
The Powerhouse Museum is the first and only Australian venue to host Harry Potter™: The Exhibition, the sixth venue for the international exhibition and the first venue outside North America.
“We are delighted that the exhibition will be making its Australian debut at the Powerhouse Museum,” said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer for GES. “We hope that everyone will have a chance to be drawn under the spell of this remarkable exhibition, allowing visitors the chance to relive their favourite moments from the films.”
“The response to the exhibition has been overwhelming and we are pleased to continue providing fans with this immersive Harry Potter experience,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The Powerhouse Museum is the perfect setting to bring these magical Harry Potter characters to life.”
Harry Potter™: The Exhibition is produced and toured by GES (Global Experience Specialists) in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Advance tickets to Harry Potter™: The Exhibition are now on sale through Ticketek at powerhousemuseum.com
Harry Potter™: The Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, 19 November 2011 – 18 March 2012
General admission tickets on sale from Tuesday 19 July, 2011.
Peak sessions (Fri 5pm – 9pm, Sat, Sun and school holidays)
Families $95, Adults $32, Children 4 – 15 yrs $22, Student card holders, pensioner and concession $32, Groups $32, Schools $22 per person
Members peak sessions: Families $71, Adult $24, Child $16.50
Off-peak sessions (Mon – Thurs, Fri 9.30am – 5pm)
Families $79.50, Adults $28, Children 4 – 15 yrs $19, Student card holders, pensioner and concession $25, Groups $23.50, Schools $19 per person
Members off-peak sessions: Families $60, Adult $21, Child $14.25
About Global Experience Specialists (GES): Las Vegas-based Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a leading provider of exhibition, event, and retail marketing services. GES provides a wide range of services, including turn-key official show services, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including the International CES, Spring Fair Birmingham, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, Genzyme, L’Oreal, and Simon Property Group. 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.
About the Powerhouse Museum: The Powerhouse Museum is a NSW Government Agency supported by strategic partner, Events NSW. The Museum, located next to Darling Harbour in Sydney, has an extraordinary array of treasures from planes, trains and steam engines to fashion, furniture, design and scientific innovations. More than 250 interactives and an ever-changing program of exhibitions and events bring the collection to life.
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