UPDATE: Tickets went on sale today at 11am (28th October 2015) for those who had registered for priority booking for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This afternoon the Producers released tickets for the second booking period to 8 January 2017, also to those who registered for priority booking. At 7pm this evening over 175,000 tickets had been sold for the play, which is unprecedented for a theatre production. On Friday (30 October 2015), when general booking opens, to ensure customers are given the best possible chance to obtain tickets the Producers will be opening up an additional booking period, details of which will be announced in the next 24 hours.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne will have its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016.
Tickets for the first four months of performances, including previews, went on sale today at 11am (28 October 2015) on a first come first served basis to all who registered for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child priority booking on the official website HarryPotterthePlay.com. Weekly and Day Lottery tickets for all performances will still be available as per booking information below.
Previews of the production will begin on 7th June 2016 with the opening performances of Part One and Part Two on Saturday 30th July 2016. In addition four special preview performances are planned for the end of May 2016 – details of where and how to obtain these tickets will be announced at a later date.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Written by Jack Thorne and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner John Tiffany, the play brings together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Featuring a cast of over 30, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening), or on two consecutive evenings. Casting and running times for Part One and Part Two will be announced at a later date. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is suitable for ages 10 and up.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Jamie Harrison and musical supervision by Martin Lowe.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.