We know it’s about Harry and his son Albus Severus, we know it’s not a prequel, and we know it’s coming to London’s West End in 2016 but how on earth do you get tickets to actually see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child?
Priority Sale – 28th October from 11am
If you signed up for priority access to tickets via HarryPotterThePlay.com before the deadline passed on October 24th, you probably spent Wednesday frantically trying to buy tickets. Demand was overwhelming for the initial booking period (covering 7th June – 8th September 2016), prompting producers to release a second batch of tickets, extending to 8th January 2017.
Prices for performances vary depending on the date you choose to see the show.
Previews: £20, £50, £80 or £100 for a seat for both Part One and Part Two of the play; £10, £25, £40 or £50 if bought separately.
Performances after opening from 3rd August 2016: £30, £70, £100 or £130 for a seat for both Part One and Part Two of the play; £15, £35, £50 or £65 if bought separately.
General Sale – 30th October at 11am
And there’ll be four additional preview performances in May too. They haven’t released the dates or details about how to book tickets yet, but it’ll give you a third opportunity to get your hands on those precious pieces of paper.
How many tickets do I need to see the whole show?
The ideal way to see the show is in two parts on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.
The timetable is as follows: On Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays there will be a matinee performance of Part One and an evening performance of Part Two. For the initial on sale period, one ticket will automatically secure the same seat for both Part One and Part Two on the same day.
For subsequent booking periods, tickets for Wednesday matinee and Wednesday evening performances can be bought together or separately. Details of when Saturday and Sunday performances of Parts One and Part Two can be bought separately will be announced at a later date.
On Thursdays there will be an evening performance of Part One and on Fridays an evening performance of Part Two. On those days tickets to each part can be bought together or separately.
Monday – no performance
Tuesday – no performance
Wednesday – 2pm Part One & 7.30pm Part Two
Thursday – 7.30pm Part One
Friday – 7.30pm Part Two
Saturday – 2pm Part One & 7.30pm Part Two
Sunday – 1pm Part One & 6.30pm Part Two
Here’s Pottermore’s visual guide to seeing both parts
And if you’re still struggling to get a ticket…
You can always try entering the lotteries when the play comes to The Palace Theatre.
Weekly online lottery: Every Friday at 1pm there will be a weekly online release of 20 tickets for each performance. These will be for the following week’s performances and situated in the stalls. Tickets will be £30 during previews and £40 after the show opens to purchase a seat for both Part One and Part Two.
Daily in person lottery: There will be a daily ticket lottery, with 20 tickets in the stalls at £30 during previews and £40 after the show opens to purchase a seat for both Part One and Part Two. These tickets will be available in person at the Palace Theatre box office on the day of the performance.
For more information see HarryPotterThePlay.com