You can now sit in Sheldon’s seat and get many more Instagram-worthy photos on the Big Bang Theory set, added today to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Hollywood
Actor Wil Wheaton, who plays himself on the show, demonstrates.
After a successful 12-year run as the longest-running multi-camera series in television history, with 279 episodes, original sets from The BigBang Theory arethe newest addition to Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s interactive soundstage, Stage 48: Script to Screen. While the popular show ended on May 16; starting today June 28, 2019, tour guests will be able to step into the original sets from this groundbreaking hit show.
Guests will be transported to the crew’s room in Pasadena, California near CalTech where the show is set and The Big Bang Theory gang focused their energy on scientific discoveries, science fiction and Siam Palace take-out in apartment 4A. You can imitate Sheldon’s signature knock and sit in his designated “spot” (where he has “eternal dibs”).
Instagram-worthy photo-opps include the Foyer between apartments 4A and 4B where Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) lived adjacent to the infamous elevator.
You can also peer into the CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria where Leonard, Sheldon, Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) often discussed everything from life, their relationships, to comic book super powers. The Cafeteria set also features original costumes and from the larger cast including Penny, Amy and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch).
“We are thrilled to invite fans of The Big Bang Theory to step into these iconic sets from such a beloved show,” said Gary Soloff, Director of Marketing, WBSTH. “There is nothing like being in the very spot that legendary film and TV shows were created and seeing authentic sets up close and personal. It’s a truly emotional experience especially with a memorable show that has such a broad global following.”
You can take a photo next to Sheldon’s costume.
And examine the set up close to see the attention to nerd-detail, from the Luke Skywalker Stormtrooper to the Halo helmet, to the physics books and Watchmen and other graphic novels on the bookshelves.
“For twelve seasons and 279 episodes, the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theory found their home away from home on these sets on Stage 25,” says Chuck Lorre, co-creator and executive producer of The Big Bang Theory, “We’re thrilled that Apartment 4A and other Big Bang locales will remind visitors of all the laughter that took place on our show.”
At a press event the day before the set opens to the public, the show creators and cast spoke about the surprise success of the show.
When did they realize they had a hit show? When their first San Diego Comic-Con panel was packed with fans, said one of the show creators. He said they were worried no one would show up for the new show, but the room was packed. One of the actors on the show said that he realized the show was a success when he got stopped on the street while visiting family back home in the midwest.
Actor Wil Wheaton, who plays himself on the show, joked about the lengthy audition process to play himself.
The WB Studio Tour spokesperson said that fans around the world have been asking to see the Big Bang Theory set. He said that sometimes, the only English words the international visitors say are “Big Bang Theory” and “Bazinga.”
Warner Brothers Studio Tour tickets are available for purchase on the site wbstudiotour.com
With the always evolving exhibits and experiences, WBSTH continues to offer their guests from around the world an intimate look at how Hollywood magic is made. Through behind the scenes tours and exclusive looks at costumes and props used in production, fans can get closer to some of their favorite films and TV shows such as Friends, The Big Bang Theory, Batman, Shameless, Casablanca, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and more.
Studio Tours provide lots of fun Instagram opportunities, joining “Instagram museums” and other pop-up attractions which understand that providing fun social media photo opps help increase attendees social sharing and marketing.
At the end of the Studio Tour, you can buy Big Bang Theory merchandise in the gift shop, and post the rest of your social media photos while grabbing a coffee in the Friends-themed Central Perk coffee shop.
Photos of Will Wheaton in this article courtesy of Getty Images, Charley Gallay.