Harry Potter film actors James and Oliver Phelps celebrate the exhibition’s premiere at Fabbrica Del Vapore
Tickets available at www.harrypotterexhibition.it
Milan, 10 May 2018 – This Saturday, 11 May 2018, Harry Potter™ fans in Italy will finally have the opportunity to get an up-close look at thousands of props, costumes and creatures from the Harry Potter films when Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at Fabbrica Del Vapore. Actors James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, bring their magical wit and charm to Milan to celebrate the grand opening. Fans hoping to get a chance to see James and Oliver Phelps are welcome to come out to Fabbrica Del Vapore at 9:30am on Saturday.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition is off to a great start In Milan with more than 100,000 tickets sold during the pre-sale period. Since its world premiere in Chicago, the exhibition has already received more than 4.5 million visitors and has included stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Brussels, The Netherlands and most recently Madrid. Tickets for the exhibition at Fabbrica Del Vapore are available at www.harrypotterexhibition.it.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, GES Events created the 1,600-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. D’Alessandro e Galli, Sold Out, and Encore Productions are partnering with GES Events to present the exhibition in Milan.
“We love traveling the world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition and meeting fans in their home countries,” said James Phelps. “We are excited to be here in Milan. The Harry Potter fans in Italy are so passionate and we can’t wait to see their reactions to the great props, costumes, and creatures used when making the films,” added Oliver Phelps.
“We’re very proud to finally bring Harry Potter: The Exhibition to Italy. We’re thrilled to welcome fans from all over the country during the next four months in Milan,” said Mimmo D’Alessandro and Adolfo Galli of D’Alessandro e Galli.
“We are delighted to bring Harry Potter: The Exhibition to Milan. We hope everyone will have a chance to be drawn into the magical spell of this exhibition, allowing them to relive their favorite moments from the films,” said Robin Stapley, vice president design and creative for GES.
From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition they are immediately drawn into the Wizarding World. 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 Milan for a limited time only, will be open daily. Timed-entry tickets are required, and the last entry will be one hour before the closing of the exhibition. Tickets to the exhibition are on sale at harrypotterexhibition.it. 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
Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
Open May 12 through September 9
EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS
Monday from 3.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm. Last entry will be one hour before the closing of the Exhibition. Access afterwards is not allowed. These schedules may be modified per bank holidays or holiday periods.
TICKET PRICES [Service fee not included]
From Monday to Thursday
ADULTS: 17,00 €
CHILDREN (4 - 12): 15,00 €
FAMILY PACK (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children* | (* children 4-12): 50,00 €
REDUCED PRICE Card Musei Lombardia Milano and Milan city hall employees (with ID badge): 15,00 €
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
ADULTS: 19,00 €
CHILDREN (4 - 12): 16,00 €
FAMILY PACK (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children* | (* children 4-12): 60,00 €
REDUCED PRICE Card Musei Lombardia Milano and Milan city hall employees (with badge): 16,00 €
GROUPS [not available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays]
10 people minimum: 20%** off: 13,60 €
50 people minimum: 25%** off: 12,75 €
SCHOOLS (20 people minimum)*: 10,00 €
*Only available from Monday to Thursday | 1 free ticket for every 20 people
**Discount on “adults” fare
There is no minimum age to visit the exhibition. Children aged 3 and under go free but you must ask for a free ticket at the box office or information desk. From 4 till 12 years old Kids can enter the exhibition with a reduced price ticket. Children up to the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
The whole area of the exhibition is accessible to people with disabilities, whether walking or not.
A “Disability + companion” ticket is available for every day on the calendar. With this ticket, guests can access the exhibition.
Audio guides are available separately.
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. (s18)
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ABOUT HARRY POTTER
Since 1997, the world has been captivated by the magic of the Harry Potter stories from J.K. Rowling. When Harry Potter learns on his eleventh birthday that he is, in fact, a wizard – he is quickly swept up into the spellbinding world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry alongside new best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. As the three friends get to grips with Levitation Charms and the rules of Quidditch, one of the darkest wizards of all time, Lord Voldemort, returns to threaten the very future of the wizarding world.
The trio must summon all the courage they can for their extraordinary journey from finding the Philosopher’s Stone, battling Basilisks, to turning back time and the terrifying trials of the Triwizard Tournament. The discovery of a devastating prophecy and a perilous hunt for Horcruxes lead them to face the Dark Lord himself when Harry and his friends must fight to save Hogwarts and the entire wizarding world.
About D’Alessandro e Galli
Mimmo D’Alessandro and Adolfo Galli founded D’Alessandro and Galli in 1987 and now their company is one of the most important in the Italian live music business. In its more than 30-years-old history, D’Alessandro and Galli has worked with the greatest artists of all time such as David Gilmour, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, the Eagles, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young, Elton John and many more, developing both professional and, in many cases, personal bonds with singers and managers.