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

10 Reviews
Dawn S.
Robbinsville, NJ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Pleasantly surprised"
July, 2018
Typically, I’m not a tv fan. I attended the tour initially to please my niece who was my travel companion. We both ended up enjoying the tour very much. There’s lots of opportunities to learn and we both saw some familiar movie sets/props. Bring extra cash if you’re a Harry Potter fan and want to ride a broom (practice your swish and flick). I’d return because I believe each tour guide will share a unique experience of the studio.
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Tip: Charge your cell phone; lots of photo opportunities

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Lisa Bearnson
Highland, UT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very Attentive and Flexible!"
April, 2018
We reserved tickets for the Warner Brothers Studio Tour through Reserve Los Angeles and the day of the tour, had a huge conflict and couldn't make it. I called Reserve Los Angeles and not only did they go the extra mile to change my tickets to another day, they also told me I was getting a better deal on the tickets and were refunding $20.00 to my credit card. Now that's service with a smile!
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Tip: The tour is extremely interesting but if you're going to see celebs, it probably won't happen.

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Doreen Devlin
everett, MA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family time"
January, 2018
We spent Christmas in L.A. where my son lives. We planned a lot of activities . The Warner tour was one of the best parts of our holiday . We really enjoyed the Ellen set . And sitting on the couch from the friends set. We went on the noon time tour on Christmas Eve . And we never felt rushed or disappointed with the tour guide . He was great .
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Tip: I recommend pre planning . I got the tickets months before

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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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GeneneR60
Greater Hobart, Australia
"Rather boring with little interaction"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
We went on the vintage tour which started with a champagne drink and then went into the studios. We had a guide that kept calling us "guys" and said the word "actually" tooo many times. It was more a drive around the plot and seeing the same street from so many angles. There was no interaction with a ride or experience. We went there because of our love of old movies and Errol Flynn and came away very disappointed.
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Treyab73
Calgary, Canada
"Fantastic Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
Such a fun, behind the scenes, tour. Make sure you book the tour in advance because it is quite popular. Even though there are a ton of people when you arrive, they get everybody organized and out onsite efficiently. Tour groups head out in different directions and are smaller (maybe 12 people) so it's not overly crowded once you start the tour. You get to see some outdoor sets, an indoor set (we got to see the Ellen set), the car museum (Batman vehicles), and the props and costume museum (Harry Potter and Marvel). Guide will tell you great stories of what has been done on the lot and show you actual filming locations including some of my favourite, memorable scenes like "Red Ross" from Friends. Lots of Gilmore Girls (not my thing) locations, but there were some very excited people about that. The tour ends in a museum where you get a chance to be filmed riding the Bat-cycle and a Harry Potter broom, play with some Harry Potter technology, and sit in the Central Perk set from Friends. Great for most ages as there is something for everyone. They'll also ask for preferences at the beginning to make sure everybody gets a great experience. It'll take a couple hours, and you'll have tons of photos. Most of the tour is by golf cart. There is some walking in and around sets or museum and the only set of stairs was to get to the 2nd floor of the prop museum.
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charlottel517
Lichfield, United Kingdom
"fantastic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
Tours are conducted in small groups of up to 8 people which felt more personal. Our guide was very pleasant, friendly and enthusiastic. It is worth doing to get a behind the scenes look at some iconic moves and tv shows. Would highly recommend.
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Louise H
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"Brilliant behind the scenes tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
My teenage son and I had the best time doing this tour. It was so interesting to learn all the tricks of the trade behind the scenes. The morning was topped off with the tour of the Ellen Studio. Watching all our favourite shows made more special now having been on set.
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Sue K
Melbourne, Australia
"Fantastic Time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2019 NEW
What can I say, had a fabulous time. we got to see the sets of many of our favourite shows, Big Bang Theory, Friends, Gilmore Girls. An insight to an industry that has entertained all of us for many years, certainly worth the visit.
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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.