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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.
  • Working 110-acre backlot.
  • 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 super heroes 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

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Ivelisse Saint-Clair
kissimmee, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"What Better Place Than Warner Brothers"
July, 2016 NEW
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!
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 NEW
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.
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.
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
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!
Tip: Children must be 8 years old and not all areas can be photographed.

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marilynfan36
Calimesa, California
"Good Times"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW
We had a great time! I liked the fact we were in small groups, and were allowed to get in and out of the cart as we wished to view the sets and take pictures. We will definitely be going back!
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Nana P
"Good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW
If you like movies and TV series this is very interesting tour. You get to know alot about how the record movies etc.
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Liz C
Dover, Delaware
"Great day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW
We enjoyed our tour at Warner Brothers. The only downside is that our tour guide talked really fast in a monotone - but he was very knowledgeable (scott). The end of the trip gives you as much time as you want in studio 48 - we ate lunch at "Central Perk" and took our time getting out of there. Whole day was approx 4 hours and worth it. A thrill to see the friends set for Friends fans.
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Kristen W
Zionsville, Indiana
"Great tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 27, 2016 NEW
We needed something last minute to do with our 15 and 12 year olds. I booked this tour without much background other than the TripAdvisor reviews. I agree that it's a really great tour. Very well organized and professional guides. We were there on a Sunday and the studio was pretty quiet but we got to see some fun sets and our guide Ray was great. I loved the Harry Potter exhibit. Kids maybe a little bored at times because they don't get into a lot of the tv shows/movies that were being talked about, but overall a good tour.
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Laurelsan
North Salt Lake, Utah
"A Must-do in LA!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2016 NEW
We had a blast at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. It is close to Universal Studios in Burbank. You do have to pay for parking, which is across the street from the Warner Brothers Studio. I would recommend a half day for this activity as the tour itself once you actually start is about 2 1/2 hours. The tour varies depending on what studios are available to view as it is a working studio so there are shows and movies being filmed. The tour guide said Saturday is a great day to go since the studio is closed then so you have more opportunity to see more sets. The process to start to the tour was very organized. You check in with your ticket or buy it there, they give you a letter, and once your letter is called you are escorted into a theater that seats maybe 50 people. You watch a video introduction of the tour hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, then the guests are split up into a few groups with different tour guides. Our tour guide was great-he was funny, friendly, informative, and engaging. The tour group is probably about 12-15 people per cart. They show you a variety of studios and sets including the Ellen Degeneres (we were able to see this because it was Saturday and they were not filming, otherwise, we wouldn't), The Big Bang Theory set, Friend's Central Perk set, Batman's Cave with all the original bat vehicles, and numerous sets with city buildings. We also went into the museum featuring movies including Harry Potter, which featured props from the movie and even the sorting hat, which told you which of the four houses of Hogwarts School. It was fun to see the sets that were used numerous times, but in different ways for movies and shows. This is definitely part of the LA experience! We loved it!
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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 $10.

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 tour 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.