What are the Tales of Beedle the Bard and Celestina Warbeck shows?
Tales of Beedle the Bard and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees are two separate shows that bring Wizarding World entertainment to life as they alternate on the same stage in Diagon Alley. Read along for information and showtimes for each entertainment offering!
Where are Tales of Beedle the Bard and Celestina Warbeck located?
In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, which is in Universal Studios Florida. The action takes place on a stage in the back section of Carkitt Market, where the two shows alternate.
Tales of Beedle the Bard and Celestina Warbeck – height restrictions and other factors
There are none, so every witch, wizard, and muggle can enjoy! (Also, please note there is no Express Pass access.)
What is The Tales of Beedle the Bard?
The Wizarding Academy of of Dramatic Arts uses puppetry and props to bring two popular wizarding fairytales to life: “The Fountain of Fair Fortune” and “The Tale of the Three Brothers” (as seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1).
What are the showtimes for The Tales of Beedle the Bard?
There are, typically, between six and nine performances of Tales of Beedle the Bard daily, depending on the season. The shows last about 10 to 12 minutes and are usually followed shortly afterward by Celestina. (ASL-friendly performances of Beedle take place around 4:00 pm daily.)
Six-show day: 10:30 am, 11:30, 12:30 pm, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 (ASL)
Nine-show day: 10:00 am, 11:00, 12:00 pm, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 (ASL), 6:00, 7:00, 8:00
The Tales of Beedle the Bard – OI fun fact
Emmy Award-winning designer Michael Curry fabricated the gorgeously unique puppetry, props, and scenery for this storytelling performance.
What is Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees?
Molly Weasley’s favorite singer, Celestina Warbeck, puts on a jazz-style live performance with her delightful, dancing Banshees on back-up.
What are the showtimes for Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees?
Depending on the day and season, Celestina puts on between six and nine shows daily, with an hour or two between each. Ms. Warbeck typically takes the stage 30 minutes after the Tales of Beedle the Bard production wraps up, and her performance lasts about 12 minutes. There is always one ASL-friendly showing per day, typically around 4:00 pm.
Six-show day: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 (ASL)
Nine-show day: 10:30 am, 11:30, 12:30 pm, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 (ASL), 6:30, 7:30, 8:30
Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees – OI fun fact
When asked who would most resemble Celestina Warbeck in our world (since she’s never seen in the films), Harry Potter author JK Rowling answered Shirley Bassey. This was used for the foundation of writing the all-original songs found in the show.
What was Tales of Beedle the Bard and Celestina Warbeck’s premiere date?
July 8, 2014
The Tales of Beedle the Bard – photo gallery
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What an fantastic performance this was!!! The tales of beedle the bard and celestina warbeck was stunning!! Excellent performance!
Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
The first show we saw was Celestina Warbeck. We were sitting on the steps below the stage taking a break (after I just got picked in Olivander's I might add ;), when they came and asked us to move aside for the show. They also asked my husband if he would be the male volunteer and told him where to stand. He agreed and we stood over to watch the show. The actress playing Celestina in this version was fantastic. Very lively and extremely pretty! The whole show was fun to watch, and the part where my husband was dragged up on stage was particularly funny (or at least I thought so).
The Tales of the Beedle and the Bard was also amazing. I wasn't sure what to expect with cheesy humor at first, but when it turned into the tale of the Deathly Hallows I was really impressed. The puppets were SO cool (yeah, I typed that statement as a grown woman).
If you hear either of these shows starting up while spending time in Diagon Alley I highly suggest taking the 10 or so minutes to watch them.
Both of these shows are well worth pausing to enjoy as you gulp down a Fishy Green Ale or Butterbeer. Both Celestina actresses are really great singers, I hope they stick around.
The puppets in the Beedle the Bard show are amazingly cool, the show looks picture perfect to it's portrayal in the Harry Potter films and true fans will squee with delight. Universal hit it dead on with these quick shows, they add so much to Diagon Alley.
I'm only reviewing the Celestina Warbeck show as I never managed to catch the Tales show. I saw Celestina twice. The first time I only caught the end of her last song, and the second time, I caught the whole show. I really liked it. Both the actresses who play Celestina (yes, there are at least two) are phenomenal singers, and the songs have a very catch jazz style about them. They even bring "Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love" to life which turns out to be a good song despite the cheesy title. If you get a chance to see the show, definitely do so.
One of the better shows at US. Celestina is a great singer. I was not able to see Tales of Beetle the Bard due to rain. While Carkitt Market is covered (somewhat) the performance space is not and they don't perform when it is raining.
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