Ever wondered how amazing visual effects brought the world of Westeros to life? How dragons could fly and cities were destroyed?
Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Linen Mill Studios have recently announced that the highly anticipated official Game of Thrones Studio Tour will open to the public on 4 February 2022.
Located at the acclaimed series’ original filming location at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, the Game of Thrones Studio Tour will transport fans into the very heart of Westeros to see breathtaking imagery, captivating sets, original props and costumes and more behind-the-scenes elements from the hit HBO series.
The brand new 110,000-square-foot interactive experience will allow fans to explore a vast array of original sets, costumes, props and set pieces, with the aim of bringing visitors closer to the Seven Kingdoms than ever.
Fans can step inside the iconic Great Hall at Winterfell where Jon Snow was proclaimed the ‘King in the North’, see Daenerys Targaryen’s imposing Dragonstone throne, delve into the incredible props, weaponry and visual effects of Game of Thrones and learn more about the skills and craftmanship that helped bring the show to life on screen.
The immersive and sensory-based experience utilises cutting-edge design and technology to bring Westeros to life and will evoke the show’s epic scale – from King’s Landing, Winterfell, Dragonstone, The Wall and the lands beyond.
“We’re incredibly excited to be opening the doors to the first-ever Game of Thrones Studio Tour at Linen Mill Studios,” said Peter van Roden, senior vice-president of Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment.
“Knowing you are in the very same spot where some of the series’ most memorable moments were filmed is an incredible feeling and we know fans of the franchise will feel the same when they see the rich detail in the sets, costumes and props up close and personal.”
“We are really excited about the opening of Game of Thrones Studio Tour at Linen Mill Studios – which will give fans of the show everywhere an extra-special reason to book a trip to Northern Ireland in 2022 and beyond. Over the past decade, Northern Ireland has welcomed fans from around the globe to the ‘real-world Westeros’ – home to the stunning landscapes, coastlines and mountains that have featured in some of the show’s most memorable scenes,” said Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland.
“Within easy reach of Dublin and Belfast, the new Game of Thrones Studio Tour will give fans a fantastic opportunity to go behind the scenes and be immersed in the sets, props and costumes used in the series. It will bring the Seven Kingdoms vividly to life, in the place where it all began.”
HBO’s Game of Thrones has aired in more than 207 countries and territories, culminating in record-setting ratings. and over its eight seasons, the show became one of the biggest and most iconic series in television history. Having recently celebrated ‘The Iron Anniversary’ in April 2021, which marked 10 years since the first episode hit television screens, Game of Thrones continues to engage passionate fans and ignite audiences’ excitement with the next iteration of the franchise, House of the Dragon, slated to premiere on HBO and HBO Max in 2022.
Guest and staff safety is the number one priority at Game of Thrones Studio Tour. The studio says its aim is to ensure that all guests enjoy the experience safe in the knowledge that effective social distancing and hygiene measures are in place
Tickets and gift experiences for the Game of Thrones Studio Tour are on sale now at www.gameofthronesstudiotour.com.
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