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HARRY POTTERâ„¢: THE EXHIBITION COMING TO BRUSSELS FOR A LIMITED SEASON!
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February 1, 2016

Harry Potter™: The Exhibition

Coming to BRUSSELS FOR A LIMITED SEASON!

Exhibition Opening at Palais 2 of Brussels Expo June 30th, 2016

Tickets available beginning Friday February 5 at www.expoharrypotter.be

Brussels, 1 February 2016 - This summer, Harry Potter™ fans in Belgium will finally have the opportunity to step inside the famous wizard's world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, hosted at Palais 2 of Brussels Expo. Since its world premiere in Chicago, the exhibition has already received more than 3.5 million visitors and has included stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai. Tickets for the exhibition at Brussels Expo go on sale February 5 on www.expoharrypotter.be.

Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, announced Brussels as the exhibitions fifteenth stop to thousands of excited fans attending the 3rd annual A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort during events on Friday, January 29.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists (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. 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 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 Brussels for a strictly limited engagement, will be 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 from February 5h 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

Opens June 30th for a limited run

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
Katie Kotchka
Director, Worldwide Public Relations, Global Themed Entertainment
+1 (818) 954-7119
katie.kotchka@warnerbros.com

GES
Amelia Mulinder
Senior Marketing Coordinator
+1 (818) 638-5946
amulinder@ges.com

About Fire-Starter / Brussels Expo
Fire-Starter is an innovative Brussels based Entertainment Company, 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 we go 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 been since 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 Danceº 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, " 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)

Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (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 registatation services - all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Warner Bros. Consumer Products, 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 Certified Contact Center Program℠ for the past seven years, and for the sixth 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.

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