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Tales of Beedle the Bard & Celestina Warbeck at Universal Studios Florida

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Carkitt Market at Diagon Alley
Carkitt Market at Diagon Alley (you can see the stage towards the right)

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!

 

What is The Tales of Beedle the Bard?

Tales of Beedle and the Bard
Tales of Beedle and 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 for Tales of Beedle the Bard daily, depending on the day and season. The showtimes usually are followed shortly afterward by Celestina. (ASL-friendly performances of Beedle take place around 4:00 pm daily.)

Sample schedules
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

Tales of Beedle and the Bard
Tales of Beedle and the Bard

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?

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees
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 show wraps up., and there is always one ASL-friendly showing per day, typically around 4:00 pm.

Sample schedules
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

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees
Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees

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

 

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by Dylan Volpe on Tales of Beedle the Bard & Celestina Warbeck
Awesome Show! Encore!
Date Of Last Visit: 10/16/2014

What an fantastic performance this was!!! The tales of beedle the bard and celestina warbeck was stunning!! Excellent performance!

by K. Walls on Tales of Beedle the Bard & Celestina Warbeck
Fantastic and Hillarious
Date Of Last Visit: 11/1/2014

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.

by Daniel on Tales of Beedle the Bard & Celestina Warbeck
Talented People
Date Of Last Visit: 8/18/14

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.

by Tessa on Tales of Beedle the Bard & Celestina Warbeck
Really Enjoyable Show
Date Of Last Visit: July 18, 2014

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.

by Kris on Tales of Beedle the Bard & Celestina Warbeck
A fun show
Date Of Last Visit: 7/6/14

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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