Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees in Universal Studios Florida

 Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees performing on stage in Diagon Alley.

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees performing on stage in Diagon Alley.

Type of Show

Musical show starring a character mentioned in the Harry Potter books. 

Show Length

About 15 minutes

Location

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees perform on a stage in Carkitt Market in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida (USF). You can visit the same stage at other times of the day to see another Harry Potter themed show called The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The stage is located near The Hopping Pot.

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees Show Description

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees is a live musical stage show that takes place in Carkitt Market, an area within Diagon Alley. The star of the show is Celestina Warbeck, a talented performer with an excellent voice. She is supported by the Banshees, three backup singers who sing and dance in unison. 

Celestina and her backup singers perform several songs, including "A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love," "You Stole My Cauldron But You Can’t Have My Heart," "You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me," and "Beat Those Bludgers Back, Boys." The songs are upbeat and jazz-like and include plenty of references to Quidditch, wands, cauldrons, and other things that will be familiar to Harry Potter fans.  

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees has a special show during the holiday season. The songs performed in the holiday-themed show include "Nothing Like a Holiday Spell," "Accio Christmas," "My Baby Gave Me a Hippogriff for Christmas," and "A Witch and Wizard’s Wintry Wondrous Land."

Show Times

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees perform several times throughout the day; show times can vary. Check the park map, the free Universal Orlando app, or the electronic displays inside the gates of Universal Studios Florida to see show times.

 Celestina Warbeck, lead singer of Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees

Celestina Warbeck, lead singer of Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees Show History

JK Rowling created Celestina Warbeck for the Harry Potter book series. Celestina is considered an off-stage character, which means that she is mentioned by name in several of the Harry Potter books, but never has any actual interactions or dialogue with any of the other characters. She is called a "musical marvel", "delectable diva", and a "spectacular singing sorceress" in the pages of Harry Potter, but is probably most well-known for being Molly Weasley's favorite singer. 

Celestina Warbeck was first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, but her name has appeared in several other books including, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Quidditch Through the Ages.

The Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees show opened with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida in July of 2014. The music and lyrics for the show were written by Michael Weiner & Alan Zachary.

Express Pass

Express Passes are not accepted at the Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees show.

Accessibility

Guests may remain in wheelchairs or electronic conveyance vehicles (ECVs) for the duration of the Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees show. 

Show Tips

  • Seating is first come, first served.
  • Places to sit near the stage are very limited, so you should plan on sitting on the ground or standing throughout the show.

Review of Celestina Warbeck And The Banshees 

The Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees show is short, but well worth the time. The songs are catchy, the lead singer has great vocal range, and the show includes just a tiny bit of audience participation during one of the songs, which can be really fun to watch. The costumes for the show look great and the choreography and interactions with the stage set add an extra level of engagement. We consider this a can't miss show for Harry Potter fans.

Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees Image Gallery

See pictures of Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees performing on the Carkitt Market stage in Diagon Alley.


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