This article is about the location. For the moment, see The Cupboard Under the Stairs


Harry's cupboard

The Cupboard Under the Stairs is Harry Potter's bedroom at the Dursleys. Only when he finally gets his Hogwarts acceptance letter do they give him a proper bedroom, the Smallest Bedroom.


The Cupboard Under the Stairs is first discovered in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Vanishing Glass, "The Cupboard Under the Stairs".

Harry sleeps in a cupboard under the stairs at number four, Privet Drive, until the week of his eleventh birthday. Whenever the Dursleys notice anything strange happening around Harry, he is usually punished with long stretches of time confined to this cupboard. The small, cramped space is dark and full of spiders.

When strange letters start appearing addressed to Harry in his cupboard, the Dursleys move Harry to the smallest bedroom in the house.

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