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The Great Hall

The Great Hall at Halloween with the ghosts

Room in Hogwarts school, where students and teachers dine and congregate


The Great Hall fact file


Where in the world

Hogwarts

Type

Room

Magical properties

Ceiling enchanted to look like the sky

Significant events that took place here

The announcement of the Triwizard Tournament; the memorial for Cedric Diggory; the vanquishing of Lord Voldemort

Hermione opens her hate mail from readers of the Daily Prophet.

An abundance of owls


‘The start of term banquet will begin shortly, but before you take your seats in the Great Hall, you will be sorted into your houses.'


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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

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Dumbledore speaks


Moody enters the Great Hall during the welcome feast

A dramatic entrance


When they entered the candlelit Great Hall it was almost full. The Goblet of Fire had been moved...


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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by J.K. Rowling

No one, not even someone dreading taking Polyjuice Potion later,could fail to enjoy Christmas dinner at...


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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By J.K. Rowling

The students mourn Cedric Diggory's death in the Great Hall

The Great Hall in mourning


Lord Voldemort is killed by his own rebounding spell in a battle against Harry in the great hall from the Deathly Hallows.

Voldemort vanquished


Binns teaches the class about the Chamber of Secrets

Hogwarts Ghosts

By J.K. Rowling