Crews were seen moving furniture into Liverpool’s St George’s Hall ahead of filming for the Harry Potter prequel.
St George’s Hall has been screened off with huge metal fences as crews prepare for the shoot.
Our pictures show tables and chairs being moved into the venue today as it was set up ahead of filming.
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne is starring as Newt Scamander in JK Rowling’s latest addition to the Harry Potter franchise.
The adventure is set in the wizarding world of her best-selling Harry Potter books.
Liverpool is the only non-studio location that Warner Bros. Pictures is using for the film, with shooting due to start soon at key city centre locations.
Crews have also been spotted prepping near the Three Graces.
The film’s producer, David Heyman, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them to Liverpool, a city which has such fond memories for me.
“My mother is from Liverpool and, as a child, we would often visit family there.
“The architecture in this beautiful city works perfectly for our film, set in 1920s New York and I know we will receive a very warm welcome.”
The movie will be released worldwide in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.