- Durham City Arts Festival
- IDLC Notification
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling’s debut novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997 in the UK, you are invited to join us for a unique cinematic experience at Durham Cathedral. Harry Potter fans will know the Cathedral served as an iconic filming location for the first two instalments of the series, and we are delighted to be hosting three exclusive screenings of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone during this year’s Durham Book Festival.
The Philosopher’s Stone follows Harry’s first adventure plunging headfirst into the unique world of Hogwarts, where alongside his new friends Ron and Hermione, he begins to untangle the web of his past. The release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was met with unprecedented success in children’s literature, and signalled the beginning of a phenomenon that continues to inspire new generations of readers worldwide. Immerse yourself in the story as never before, and allow the dramatic setting of Durham Cathedral to create a truly breath-taking atmosphere to experience this much-loved film. For this one special occasion, Hogwarts-themed fancy dress is largely encouraged, so pull out your costumes and come celebrate!