Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood in Burbank, CA

3400 W. Riverside DriveBurbank, CA 91522
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Overview

Located in Burbank on Warner Blvd., the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood offers an inside tour of the sets and soundstages used in a variety of classic Hollywood movies and shows, including Casablanca, Batman, Friends, The Big Bang Theory and Pretty Little Liars. Guests can enjoy being taken around a 110-acre backlot, visiting the prop department, the picture car vault, the archive and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Burbank Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 2 hrs.
  • Parking fees apply.
  • No video allowed.
  • Photography allowed in certain areas only.
  • Celebrity sightings happen often, but are not guaranteed.
  • Exclusive access to soundstages and sets and the working 110-acre backlot.
  • The tour includes an interactive soundstage experience.

Description

from Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is a recipient of Trip Advisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards and has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Attractions in the United States. Film fans get to see the real sets and soundstages where the greatest names in entertainment made history as they touch, tour and explore the iconic 110-acre film studio that brought “Argo” and “Ocean’s Eleven” to the big screen. From “The Big Bang Theory” to “Friends,” the Studio Tour takes guests behind the camera for a revealing look at how the magic is made.

A visit includes a rare look inside many of the lot’s production areas as well as the innovative new addition to the Studio Tour, Stage 48: Script to Screen. The interactive soundstage offers guests the unique opportunity to explore the full film and television production process and the glory of awards season. Each component is represented step-by-step throughout the purpose build soundstage. Guests also explore the Archive, which currently showcases props and costumes from all eight Harry Potter films.

Guests also stop by the Prop Department, which features one of the largest selections of rare antiquities and modern furniture, rugs, drapery, lighting and hand props from Hollywood’s golden era. Then, the Picture Car Vault, home to some of Batman’s most famous vehicles, including the new Batmobile from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the Tumbler from “The Dark Knight” trilogy and the Bathammer from “Batman and Robin.”

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and DC Entertainment reveal the newest star attraction on the Warner Bros. lot in DC Universe: The Exhibit, featuring the greatest superheroes and super-villains. As part of the newest addition to the Tour, guests will be able to explore authentic props and costumes from the film, “Suicide Squad."

Reserve Los Angeles Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
Ivelisse Saint-Clair
kissimmee, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"What Better Place Than Warner Brothers"
July, 2016
My family and I visited California in June of 2016. It was our first time visiting the West Coast so we wanted to do everything possible. When I found the Warner Brothers tour I was beyond excited! And the tour sure exceeded my expectations. Our tour guide was so friendly and full of so much information about the different movies and shows that have occurred on their grounds. She showed us where shows such as The Fosters, 2 Broke Girls, and Full house were filmed and created. One of my absolute favorite parts was visiting the soundstage for the show Big Bang Theory. Words can't describe how happy I was to see where one of my favorite shows came to record.
Stage 48 was just the cherry on top. Visiting the friends stage and ACTUALLY SITTING ON THE FRIENDS SET was absolutely fantastic! They also featured some old time favorites such as ER and gave you the chance to hold an actual Grammy. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the LA area. It was the highlight of our trip. There was so much information and activities jammed into the tour that you were never bored. Hopefully next time we can visit Ellen and attend a live recording of Big Bang Theory!
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Tip: Make sure your phone is charged because there are lots of photo opportunities. Also, Tip your guide! They work very hard to make your time enjoyable.

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Patricia A.
Los Angeles, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun & fascinating"
June, 2016
Our tour guide, Jillian, was energetic and very knowledgeable. All the behind-the-scenes stops were fascinating, and we loved the Harry Potter room - would have liked more than the short time we were allowed - lost a rating star because of that!
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Rebecca Bolden
Dinuba, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Warner Brothers Studio Tour Hollywood"
June, 2016
The Tour is the best Studio Tour in Hollywood . Our tour guide was the best knew everything and was so proud of his job . I want to go back and take my grandkids and friends. Very reasonably priced. I loved it.
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Tip: Get there about 20 min before your time so you can check in. Buy your studio book at the end.

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Patricia Hunt
Millersville, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experienxe"
June, 2016
The four of us had a great time. Our guide was very informative. The museums were fun. Missed seeing more of older Warner Brother animation.
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Tip: It was closer to three hours than two when you spend time in the final museum.

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Brenda Green
West Palm Beach, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family trip"
June, 2016
Great tour, guide was wonderful, extreme hands on tour, love it
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Tip: Wear comfortable shoes

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Reserve Los Angeles Customer
Normandy, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Warner Bros Studio Tour"
June, 2016
We are a family of 4 (two being older teenagers). I wasn't exactly sure what day and time we would be able to do the tour but it was not a problem. I checked the website the night before and did not have a problem choosing the time I wanted and reserving our spot. We left in plenty of time to get there and were actually one of the first to arrive because traffic was not a problem at all. Everyone was very friendly and our tour guide was great! My favorite was getting to sit on the 'Friends' couch at Central Perk since that is my favorite show and I was in my 20s watching it when it ran on TV for the first time. A guy actually proposed to his girlfriend on the couch while we were next in line to sit on the couch! It was also cool to see the studio where Big Bang theory is taped. It is much smaller than you would think it would be. A lot of the tour is riding around which is nice then you get off and go inside different places. We all enjoyed the tour very much!
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Kelly L
1 Review
"Felt like a star!"
February, 2016
My family and I went to LA last weekend and decided to go to the WB studio tour and I'm so glad we did! What a great experience! We purchased our tickets on ReserveLosAngeles.com because we found they had the best price and the process was easy and most convenient. On the day of the tour we easily found the location due to the many helpful signs guiding us from the freeway to the parking lot. You could opt for free street parking or park in the WB lot for $7. After checking in we went into a small theater to view a short film of clips from the numerous iconic WB productions through the years.
Next the audience was divided into groups of 12 and assigned a guide. Our guide, Eiffron was super knowledgeable and his enthusiasm was contagious. What an exciting experience we embarked upon: touring behind the scenes where some of our absolute favorite movies and television shows were made. Once we boarded our motorized cart we were driven around the massive 110 acre lot full of back lots, front lots, the Prop Department and The Archive, all among outside sets that were easily recognizable. Along the way we even spotted parking spaces reserved for some of our favorite celebrities. I loved stepping inside The Prop Department (which holds over 450k items) trying to spot props from some of my favorite scenes in movies and tv shows.
Next we had a few minutes to roam the Picture Car Vault which housed the Batman cars, Bat Mobile, Bat Pod and the Bat Hammer. Then we headed to the Archive where we had the chance to get up close and personal with several Harry Potter and Batman costumes and artifacts. We even got to have our picture taken with Hogwart's hat which told us which house we were in.
We were then taken inside the sound stage of The Big Bang Theory, one of my favorite shows. We sat right where a live audience would sit during filming while Eiffron explained how the entire filming process unfolds over a five day period. Implanting ourselves in the actual studio with several moving parts truly shows how it all comes together through the magic of television.
Everything from the casting process to costume design to special effects are explained through interactive activities and videos inside the final stop, Studio 48. We sat on the famous Central Perk couch from the show Friends and had our picture taken to capture the once in a lifetime moment.
Since my 8 year old daughter is a little too young to know Friends, she was ecstatic to have her very own free green screen experience. She sat on props and acted out short scenes from the movies Harry Potter, Batman and Gravity. Videos and photographs of this were available for purchase.
Our family truly enjoyed our Behind The Scenes Tour and feel as though we got the true Hollywood experience. If you're undecided on this tour, go! You won't be disappointed. We're looking forward to our next adventure already!
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Tip: Children must be 8 years old and not all areas can be photographed.

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the_tornado67
Calgary, Canada
"Not all studio tours are created equal!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
So as you are reading this, hopefully you are faced with deciding which studio tour you can see in the window of time you have. For us we chose Universal and Warner Bros. Our objective was to actually experience the studios and garner understanding of the film industry. The tours were very different, and the tour of Warner Bros was absolutely amazing. We went on a Saturday when there was no filming which allowed us to go in many indoor and outdoor, sets and stages that would not have normally been accessible. The tours were managed to small groups in size, the guides were extremely personable, answering questions, and providing a wealth of knowledge. The tour took us on the sets of some of the most popular current and historical sets/stages. Thanks to Warner - the tour was classy, informative, and excellent!!
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Kelsie001
Auckland, New Zealand
"Amazing experience!! A must do!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
Absolutely amazing!! Everyone should go to Warner brothers if they have time! We did the two hour tour and it was unbelievable. We got showed the sets of lots of different tv shows and we even got to enter and have a look around the Ellen show set! We are from New Zealand and I would throughly recommend the Warner brothers studio tour to everyone of every age. If you have the option of tour guides, definitely choose Emily!
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13521FZ
Bremerton, Washington
"How wonderful"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018 NEW
Will be going a second time . Best to take the longer tour more worthwhile. Short tour didn’t give you enough time . Lots to see and do and then the studios store who had lots more to see and you could have small lunch there and wonderful gift shop. Which we used and kids got harry potters pictures at a cost but worthwhile and they enjoy doing Harry Potter interaction. We liked seeing the awards room and writing make up and script areas. All in all great time we shall be going back. They treated everyone with smiles and yes I can help you with this or that or tried to get you the answers. Would have likened to have seen a live show.
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Rick T
Langwarrin, Australia
"LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS TOUR"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
Holidaying with wife for 2 months. Booked this tour in Australia months before we left. Tour was fantastic. Was able to relate to a lot of the movies & TV series filmed there & then there were some our daughter watched eg: Pretty Little Liars(she was very excited to see the costumes etc on display we Facetimed her while there. Was a very interesting tour. Our guide(male) was very knowledgeable & fun to be with. For my wife she loved visiting Gilmore Girls sets & went overboard with the photos. Was good to see where the Spiderman shots were filmed on the stairs outside. Worth taking this tour. If you have teenage children who watch lots of TV series, great for them to see the sets and how the films are made. We went to the area where Central Perk is to have photos & sit on famous couch but line was too long & waited over 30 mins & still line wasn't moving so we left. Looked good though. Loved the section on the old Looney Tunes movies were made & the sketches of the characters are so beautiful. Such great arts of work.
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caralineheather
Dereham, United Kingdom
"Best tour ever "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2018 NEW
Well as a fan of so many movie and TV series I was grinning from ear to ear the whole time. Never have I been so interested in everything on a tour, Logan our guide was fabulous, informative and fun. So much cool stuff! Cool place just knowing that you are where so many iconic films have been made was enough to make me tingle. I could do it all over again quite happily but it didn’t feel rushed. Then as if it wasn’t cool enough Kaley Kuoco drives past as Big Bang theory is being filmed that day and at the end of the tour you get to go on the friends central perk set!!!! This is the biggest must see in Hollywood.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

Where do I check-in for this tour?
Our Parking lot is located at 3400 Warner Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505.

How much is parking?
Parking is available at the Tour Center for $12.00 per vehicle. Ride-share programs including Uber and Lyft can drop passengers off at 3400 Warner Blvd directly in front of the Tour Center


How early should I arrive and what should I bring?
Plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your designated tour time to give yourself enough time to park and check-in. Note that each guest is required to pass through a metal detector and produce a form of legal photo identification prior to entering the premises. Please do not bring large bags.

Are there any restrictions?
Video photography and large bags are not allowed. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and children under 8 are not permitted.  A form of legal photo identification is required to be shown during check-in.

Can the tour tram accommodate my wheelchair?
In most cases, the answer is yes. We have carts designed to accommodate most wheelchairs.  Please contact the Tour Center ahead of time and we will have one of these trams ready for you.

Is photography allowed at the studio?
Your knowledgeable guide will advise which areas of the Studio Tour are permitted for photography. As it is a working film studio we hope you can keep some of our secrets. Video is not permitted.

Will I see celebrities?
Warner Bros. Studios is one of the busiest major motion picture and television studios in the world.  Our tour is a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of everyday working life here at the studio. There is always the possibility of seeing key studio personnel, including well known faces.  However, we cannot guarantee you will see celebrities during your tour.

Are tours offered when it is raining?
Yes, the studio tour is open seven days a week except for Christmas Day.  During inclement weather, your tour guide will try to limit the time spent outside and focus more of the visits to indoor or covered areas.

How should I dress when visiting Warner Bros. Studios?
Comfortable attire is suggested and we recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Many of the areas of the tour are outdoors so appropriate precautions should be taken. Avoid wearing sandals, leather-soled shoes, high heels and open-toe shoes.

Do they offer tours in other languages?
Yes, they offer tours in Spanish on Monday through Friday at the 12:15 and 3:15pm times.