Harry Potter in Concert: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I’m a very lucky girl to be writing this post as last Wednesday I was fortunate enough to go to Harry Potter in Concert. My twenty-second birthday is coming up at the end of November and my boyfriend Cameron saw an advert for Harry Potter in Concert. He asked if I wanted to go as an early birthday treat.

Obviously, I said yes!

I had no idea that an event like this even happened and it was only on for two nights. That is why we had to go early and not closer to my birthday. What made it even more special was that the event was held at the Royal Albert Hall. If you’ve ever been it is a stunning venue with something magical about it too!

 

 

The Event Itself:

The event was absolutely amazing! We sat and watched ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’. The way the whole thing was executed was outstanding. You’d think that you’d notice that there was a live orchestra (the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra) as none of the music in the film is actually used. All music is live but I found myself being so immersed that I forgot there was an orchestra at all. The only major difference is that the film is subtitled but you don’t even really notice, they’re just there to aid you when the music is a bit louder.

The music flowed seamlessly and made the film even more comical and enjoyable than before.

Especially when Aunt Marge blows up and the dramatic scenes between Professor Lupin, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew unfold. An interval in the middle made the event feel more like it would at a theatre show too which made the atmosphere even better. Although the queue for ice cream was very long and you can’t not have ice cream!

 

Final Words:

Also, even though our seats were on the side of the Royal Albert Hall, as you can see from the photograph that didn’t affect us. The seats all swivel so you can turn and face the front. Therefore, the view is still amazing regardless of where you’re sat!

I have only words of praise for the event but it probably helps that I am a massive ‘Potterhead’. Cameron even bought me a program to remember the occasion. If you get the chance to go to one of these shows then I urge you to do so, I’m already looking at when the other films are showing to see if I can see those too!

For now though, it’s time for me to go. Mischief Managed! as Messrs Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs would say.

 

As always though,I solemnly swear that I am up to no good!’

 

Find out more:

(For more information on the event go to https://www.harrypotterinconcert.com/)

Disclaimer: I went to the event as a paying customer and have not been asked to review it in any way. I am simply doing this for my own enjoyment.

 

All photographs used in this post are my own.

48 Comments

  1. I’m so jealous, I would love to see Harry Potter in concert! It looks amazing, I’ve seen a few films now that are doing concerts with live orchestra’s. Glad you had a lovely time 🙂

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It was absolutely amazing and such a different experience as I don’t think people know it’s a thing – I certainly didn’t! Thank you, ooh what other films have you seen which do it? x

  2. OMG I’m sooo jealous of you, Imogen! I’ve never knew that there’s such thing as Harry Potter concert?!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Hehe it was UNREAL! I know! Neither did I, Cameron literally came across a Facebook advert, have a look at their site and hopefully you’ll be able to go see one! x

  3. This sounds amazing! I love Harry Potter so maybe I could suggest this as a Christmas present. I’m glad you had fun and that it was worth seeing. I really hope I can go in the future!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It really was! You definitely should, it wasn’t too badly priced either considering where it was and what it is if that makes sense and obviously just like a normal theatre show the tickets vary in price. We got slightly cheaper ones as booked late so were sat on the side but the seats swivel so you can turn and face the front if you’re on the sides! Fab view regardless!

  4. Its my crazy beautiful life says:

    This sounds like so much fun!!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It really was, very lucky!

  5. Such a good post

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you!

  6. This looks like an incredible experience! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It was amazing, I want to go to another! Thank you for reading!

  7. We were thinking of going to see one of these here in the States- I’m definitely ordering tickets now!!!!!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Oh my goodness, no way! You definitely should! Which film would you choose to see though?

  8. Oh my gosh this looks absolutely incredible! I’m so glad you had the best time!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It really was, thank you so much! Such a good early birthday treat! x

  9. briannamarielifestyle says:

    Omg that sounds so cool! Im a huge Harry Potter nerd haha
    Brianna | https://briannamarielifestyle.com

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It was! Oh you’ll definitely enjoy it then, no question! x

  10. Fantastic you enjoyed the Show – it really is a brilliant venue to hear music. A few years ago, we saw The Who (the rock group) there. They were superb.

    Have you been to the HP museum place near Watford……I’m guessing you have !?? That gets good reviews, my wife is off there next year. And she has tickets for the live theatre show as well. She is a big HP fan.

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you! I went with my family several years ago now to the Christmas carol concert, that was beautiful! It really is an amazing venue! Of course I have, I have actually been twice! I went just under 5 years ago when it had the Christmas exhibition there and I also went again this year – it was amazing to see how much had changed! Not to self promote but if she wants a little sneak peek I wrote a blog post all about it – https://imogenchloe.co.uk/the-making-of-harry-potter I’m a huge fan too so it was an amazing experience for me, we spent over 5 hours at the Warner Bros Tour! xx

      1. My dad used to work there when it used to be a Rolls Royce site – the airplane engines, not the car bit!!

        My wife loves HP, I think our 7 year old has seen films 1 and 2, but my wife stopped it at film 2, will let her see film 3 at some point I the future.

        1. Imogen Chloe says:

          Oh no way, that’s so cool! I imagine it would be quite scary for a 7 year old but I’m sure she will enjoy it when she gets to watch it! 😀

  11. Looks like a fun time. I bet the music was good

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It was amazing! x

  12. How lovely is Cameron for doing that. I would have never of known something like this was available. Looks like it was a lot of fun to see.

    Jenna
    Xoxo
    https://jennasworldview.com/2018/10/30/solo-adventures-in-barcelona/

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      I know, very lucky girl! Me neither, he mentioned it to me just to check I’d want to go and I had no clue it was a thing! xxx

  13. I would love this!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      You have to go if you get the chance!

  14. Oh wow, this is so cool! I didn’t know these were a thing, but now I want to go too!! Seems like it combines cinema and theatre, and the result is amazing! Glad you had a fab time, and an early happy birthday to you! x

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Me neither! You definitely should, you’ll have the best time! Thank you very much! <3 x

  15. Sounds really cool! Can imagine the orchestra really brings it to life more!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It definitely does, such a surreal and amazing experience!

  16. I’m glad you had such a good time!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you!

  17. I’ve seen the first two movies done like that by our local symphony, but PoA is my favourite Potter film so I would have absolutely loved it!! I adore that symphonies are finding more and more ways to be creative, and you can never have enough Harry Potter in your life 🙂

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Oh no way, I’m jealous! I really want to see the other films too now! Definitely, definitely agree, there’s no such thing as too much! x

  18. I’m very jealous, that’s my favourite film and the music is phenomenal! I’m pleased you enjoyed it 😊
    Jess xx
    http://www.jessicakatie.com

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you so much lovely, you need to go if you get the chance! xx

  19. Hello Imogen. I’m glad you had a good time! I’d die to see this or any other Harry Potter show, especially for the orchestral music. I think you’re very lucky to live in London, since there are some of the best shows in the world.

    Take care,

    xx. Norma

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Hey Norma! Thank you so much! You should definitely go if you ever get the chance, I am very grateful to live here. Will be very sad moving out once I finish uni! xx

  20. This sounds amazing! I never knew this was a thing but wow. I can only imagine the experience you had. I’m glad you had a lovely time! Definitely a good present.

    Gemma | https://anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com/

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It really was, I know I had no clue either – sort of mad at myself that I didn’t know for so long! Definitely the best present! x

  21. This sounds like such a fun birthday event! I would absolutely jump on going to something like this!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It was pretty awesome as far as they go! 😀 You must go if you get the chance!

  22. I’ve seen ads for this at a theater for me before and your reviews convinces me I must get tickets when it come around again!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Ahhh that’s amazing! I hope you love it as much as I did! 😀

  23. What a fantastic present! You are very lucky to be treated to such an great early birthday treat 🙂 Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed the experience! I saw Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Royal Albert Hall a few years back and it was such a spine tingling experience – will have to keep my eyes peeled for another film x

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      It was amazing! I did, oooh that sounds like it would be amazing! 😀 x

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