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Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Updated: April 18, 2024
 By Mel

It may not be as popular as some other studio tours in Los Angeles, but this is actually one of my favorite places to visit as a film fan.

That's why I decided to write this post about the experience, including details about the Warner Bros. Studio Tour such as how to get tickets, ways to save money on admission, the best things to see here, and tips for planning your trip to the studio.


This section will help you plan your visit with directions to Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood, the best times to visit, and security measures to keep in mind.

How to Get Here

Warner Bros. Studio is located just North of the Hollywood sign at 3400 Warner Blvd. in Burbank, California, and it's known as one of the busiest working studios.

The closest bus stops are just a few blocks away on W Olive Avenue, and they are serviced by lines 501 and 549.

Alternatively, you can also take the Metro Red line to North Hollywood station and take the 501 bus from there.

Needless to say, the Starline combo ticket which includes transportation to and from the studio is another easy option.

If all else fails, you can always use a rideshare service or drive up on your own – but it is important to note that parking will cost $15 per vehicle.

Best Times to Visit

Since they offer timed tickets for the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, you can rest assured that pretty much any time is a good time to visit.

That said, it should be noted that the tv studio is open daily from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm with tours available throughout the day.

The time you arrive will depend on what type of tour route you take, and you can find more information about this in our studio tours section.

Security Requirements

There are a few things visitors should keep in mind before they head to Warner Bros. Studio.

  • All guests 18+ need a government-issued photo ID to enter a tour. This could be any one of the following:
    • A Driver’s license.
    • A State ID card.
    • A valid passport.
  • Children must be 8 years of age or older. All visitors aged 8-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • While some parts of the tour may be photographed, others will be off-limits to photography. Your tour guide will let you know when you can take pictures. Video is not allowed.
  • There is no official dress code, but it is recommended to dress comfortably, as you will likely be doing quite a bit of walking.
  • You will need to pass through a metal detector before entering the studio. Bags will also be subject to screening.


Some of my favorite films of all time were shot at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood. There are a lot of notable sets and sound stages on the backlot, and if you've ever seen even one WB movie, there's a good chance you'll recognize at least one location.

In this section, I will cover details about some of the more notable attractions, such as the Central Perk Café and Monica's Apartment, that you can behold while taking the tour.

Exterior Sets

Discover some of the most notable filming locations at Warner Bros. Studio by exploring their exterior sets.

This photo of Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Here are a few sites to look for while you’re here:

  • Gotham City Police Headquarters | Batman (1989)
    • Building 61, Embassy Courthouse
  • Fire Escape | Spider-man (2002)
    • Hennesy Street
  • Leon’s Hotel | Blade Runner (1982)
    • New York Street
  • Hazzard County Courthouse | The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)
    • Midwest Business Street

The Wizarding World

This exhibit includes a variety of interesting costumes and props used in both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

This photo of Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Visitors can expect to see things like the sorting hat, Dobby the House Elf, and outfits worn by Queenie, Tina, Newt, and other popular characters.

You can also see original storyboards that were used during the filming process!

Batman Vehicles

Fans of the Batman film franchise will cherish the opportunity to see some of the more notable vehicles from the past 30 years of most iconic films.

This photo of Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Some of the more notable items on display include the original Batmobile from Batman (1989), The Tumbler/Batpod from The Dark Knight (2008), and Joker’s car from Suicide Squad (2016).

Many of these vehicle designs went on to inspire cartoons and comic books in the Batman universe, so it’s definitely a must-see attraction if you’re a fan of the superhero.

DC Universe

After you’re done checking out Batman’s vehicles (or perhaps before), head to this exhibit covering some of the other popular DC characters who have made an appearance in Warner Bros. films.

This photo of Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Currently, this exhibition includes two sections: one devoted to Aquaman and the other focused on Wonder Woman.

Visitors will have an opportunity to see several props and costumes used during filming for each movie, including the outfits worn by both popular superheroes!

Central Perk Cafe

Visit the cafe friends boutique where the Exclusive Friends (1994) cast once hung out and take a seat on the couch to re-enact a scene during a small screen test.

This photo of Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

This set is a working replica, which means you can actually record a scene while you’re here.

There is also an actual cafe on site that sells coffee and a variety of items related to the hit tv shows.


Depending on which tour you take, the cost will run between $69 - $79 per adult or $59 - $69 per child, though there is a deluxe tour for $299/person.

There are currently three tours you can take, each with a different focus.

Don’t forget that some of these tours are available with either combo tickets or Los Angeles tourist passes. Check our ways to save section for more details.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

This is the main tour offered at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood.

Visitors are given a 2-hour guided tour around the studio and 1 hour of exclusive merch to explore the area on a self-guided tour.

Guests can expect to see various backlots and soundstages, as well as popular attractions like DC Universe: The Exhibit, The Big Bang Theory sets, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

These tours are offered in English, Spanish, French, and Mandarin. There are also ASL tours available upon advanced request.

This tour receives a 4.5 out of 5-star rating on TripAdvisor and Get Your Guide (read the reviews - affiliate disclosure).

  • Ticket Prices: $70/Adults | $60/Children | $58/LA Residents
  • Tickets are $3 more when purchased on-site
  • Availability: Daily from 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

NOTE: This tour is included at a lower price with the Go Los Angeles Card. Make sure to read our ways to save section for additional information.

Studio Tour PLUS

Yes, there is actually an extended version of this tour that is an hour longer, and it also includes lunch at the Central Perk Cafe!

  • Ticket Prices: $150/Adults | $129/Children | $126/LA Residents
  • Tickets are $3 more when purchased on-site
  • Availability: Daily from 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Learn more about this option.

TCM Classic Films Tour

If you're tired of the showy, amusement park rides that some studio tours have become, you'll be happy to hear that Warner Bros. has begun offering a special tour based on the TCM network, which is well known for being a bastion for fans of classic films.

While this tour ultimately visits a lot of the same locations included on their traditional studio tour, it is a longer tour that includes a 90 minute trolley drive around the backlot in a specialized cart.

Unlike their main tour, this service will cover more of the history of Warner Bros. and some of the notable films that have been shot on the backlot from the early days of the studio until the 1970s.

Visitors can expect to see sites such as the cafe from Casablanca and Midwest Street, a set that has been used for several films such as Rebel Without a Cause and The Music Man.

The tour, conducted by expert tour guides, lasts for 1 hour, and you’ll be given another 2 hours for a self-guided tour with access to the Warner Bros. Archive.

Immerse yourself in the cinematic world, tracing the footsteps of Harry Potter and exploring iconic back-lot sets like the Casablanca cafe, all while gaining insights into studios' production requirements.

With camera and lens, you're not just witnessing entertainment but also becoming part of the ceremony of the magic made here at Warner Bros.

  • Ticket Prices: $95/Adults | $82/Children | $75/LA Residents
  • Availability: Daily at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Deluxe Studio Tour

This is an extended version of their main tour which includes a lot of additional activities, like exploring the real central perk set and getting a revealing look at special effects.

Visitors who take the deluxe studio tour will see the costume department and the property department, and they will be treated to lunch at Warner Bros. Commissary Fine Dining Room.

Deluxe tickets also include access to an exclusive private screening room for a short presentation about the history of the studio.


In this section, we will cover some of the best ways to save money on tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

We will provide details about tourist passes, combo packages, and other available deals.

Tourist Attraction Passes

There are a few tourist passes that offer admission to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

While some services allow you to pay one flat price for a variety of different activities, others offer a specific deal on popular attractions.

These passes also usually offer skip-the-line privileges at some locations, making it easy to save time while exploring Los Angeles

  • Go City Los Angeles Pass
  • Starline Attraction Pass

Pass holders can expect to save anywhere from 20-55% off regular admission prices depending on the type of pass you purchase.

In addition to covering the price of this studio tour, these passes may also include the following activities and attractions at no additional cost:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Sony Pictures Studio Tours
  • TCL Chinese Theatre Tour
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Dolby Theatre Tour
  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Madame Tussauds
  • And more!

If you plan on visiting even just a few of these locations while in the city, using one of these passes could save you a lot of money.

Read our post covering Los Angeles tourist passes for more information.

Combo Tickets

There are a few different combo packages available which include the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

These services typically include 2-3 activities for one flat price, providing a deal on the overall cost of tickets.

Tiqets Combos

This company frequently offers combo deals on popular activities in Los Angeles, like visiting Warner Bros. Studios to explore the Hollywood magic, and they're currently providing the following deal:

This is an excellent alternative for visitors who don’t feel like paying for an entire tourist pass just to get a good deal on tickets to the studio tour.

How long does the Warner Bros Studio tour last?

The Warner Bros Studio tour, featuring a storytelling showcase and new studio store, spans three hours.

What is the difference between the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour in London and the Harry Potter Exhibits at Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood?

The Harry Potter tour in London displays real sets, while the Hollywood Warner Bros Studio reveals secrets of movie-making magic.

How far is Warner Bros Studio from Universal Studios?

The drive between Warner Bros Studio and Universal Studios is a flick-long journey.

What is the difference between the Harry Potter exhibits at Warner Bros. Studio and the Wizarding World of Universal Studios Hollywood?

Harry Potter exhibits at Warner Bros delve into movie magic, while Universal Studios immerses visitors in the wonders of the wizarding world.

What should I wear on the Warner Bros. Studio tour?

Dress comfortably for the Warner Bros Studio tour.

Reviews and Tips From Locals and Travelers

If I'm being honest, I have to admit that this isn't the most popular studio tour in Hollywood. Even so, it's definitely a hit with some film and television fans, and there are a lot of interesting things to see on the backlot.

To quote LeVar Burton, "you don't have to take my word for it!" Our Los Angeles Travel Tips group on Facebook is full of travelers and locals who have either been on these studio tours themselves, or are frequently asking questions about them.

Here are a few of the better reviews and notes that our group members have made about the Warner Bros. Studio Tour:

Most people who swear by this studio tour have little to say about it, and while it's helpful to see that some guests enjoyed their experience on the back lot, it's much more helpful to hear about the journey.

William's comment is the perfect example of describing the experience. After multiple trips to Los Angeles, he has seen and done a lot of fun things, but still considers his tour of Warner Bros. Studios to be his favorite of the bunch.

Now that's high praise!

It should be noted that this is an active studio, and some shows are still filmed here during the week. If you're a fan of television, this is an especially good studio tour, because it includes a lot of attractions related to Warner Brothers tv shows.

For more helpful suggestions or reviews, make sure to check our Los Angeles Travel Tips group on Facebook, and consider leaving a comment of your own!


About The Author


Mel loves to be a tourist in her own city. With a background in performing arts, tourism, and photography, giving tours and being a story-teller comes naturally to her. She loves traveling, food, and theatre. Mel splits her time between Chicago and Los Angeles (#theatrelife) and leads tours and manages both cities!
Updated: April 18th, 2024
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