Synopsis, Cast and Creative Team
As the eighth story in the series and the first to be presented on stage, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picks up 19 years after book seven's epilogue and not only reveals what's become of the golden trio (aka Harry, Ron and Hermione), but also follows the next generation of faces as they attempt to live up to their parents' legacies.
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Theatre tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are available for the play at Palace Theatre in London's West End. Book tickets for the London show through the link below. Pick from all performance times and dates for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
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About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Picking up the story 19 years after the boy wizard was last seen waving his two eldest children off to Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child casts a spell on fans by taking them back into the world of wands, magical beasts, butterbeer and much more for a fantastic two-part event.
Marked as the eighth story in the series, it finds Harry tired and overworked as the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic. He's getting ready to send his second child, Albus Severus Potter, off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Along with Harry, his friends and foes have all grown up and each of them deals with parenthood in very different ways. An enchanting take on father and son relationships, the play sees a brave new generation cope with the pressure of family legacies while embarking on an extraordinary new adventure.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child made its world premiere in London in July 2016 and became the most awarded West End play in the history of the Oliviers, winning a record-breaking nine prizes including Best New Play and Best Director. When the show opened on Broadway two years later, it also netted six Tony Awards.
The play features a book by Jack Thorne that's based on the original story he penned with J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany.
According to The Times, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child "is out of this world" while Forbes called it "one of the most defining pop culture events of the decade".
Packed with astonishing spells, the production boasts a mind-blowing race through time and an epic battle to stop mysterious forces. The Telegraph raved that it leaves audiences "audibly wowed, cheering and gasping" and Rolling Stone said "visions of pure enchantment send shivers down your spine".
With magic in every moment, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience where the future hangs in the balance.
The Palace Theatre welcomes guests with access requirements and strives to make the show accessible for everyone. Wheelchair user access is located in the Stalls. Access is through a side exit door on Shaftesbury Avenue. Please make yourself known to the staff at the front doors or Box Office for access from 45 minutes before the show. Stalls Q3, Q28 and V27 can be removed to provide wheelchair user spaces, the adjacent space is held for companions.
To discuss your access requirements please email
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When is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playing in the West End?
Tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are currently on sale for performances from 14 October 2021.
Where is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child being shown?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is being shown in the West End at Palace Theatre located at Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY. Find more details about the location here.
There are also productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child scheduled to run as a new re-staged one show experience opening in Broadway, in San Francisco and Toronto. The show is currently playing in Melbourne and scheduled to open in Hamburg and Tokyo.
How do you get to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Palace Theatre?
Palace Theatre is located in central London on Cambridge Circus in the heart of the West End. There are many ways to get there including:
- By tube – The nearest Underground station is Leicester Square, serving the Piccadilly and Northern lines.
- By train – The closest train station is Charing Cross, which is approximately a 15-minute walk away.
- By bus – The bus routes with stops nearest to Palace Theatre are 24, 29 and 176.
- By car – Taking public transport is highly recommended, but if you drive use the postal code W1D 5AY for satellite navigation. The nearest car parks are in Chinatown and Soho.
How many parts is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
Although it's one play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is presented in two parts. It's best to see them in order either on the same day (as matinee and evening showings).
What is the performance schedule for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
Performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child generally run as follows:
- Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – dark
- Wednesday, Friday & Saturday – Part I at 14:00 and Part II at 19:00
- Sunday – Part I at 13:00 and Part II at 18:00
How long does Harry Potter and the Cursed Child last?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is divided into two parts. The running time for Part One is two hours and 40 minutes. The running time for Part Two is two hours and 35 minutes. Both parts include a 20-minute interval.
How much do tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cost?
Tickets start from £15 if bought separately and from £30 if you get a seat for both Part One and Part Two of the play. Premium tickets are also available starting from £99.50 per part.
Can I make accessible bookings for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
Yes, accessible bookings are available for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Call 0330 333 4410 for further details. Please note that access seats have been set aside for each performance. They also offer captioned and audio described performances.
What Covid-19 safety measures will be in place at Palace Theatre for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
The producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London and Palace Theatre are committed to the safety of all audience members, cast and company, and theatre staff. They are working closely with the Society of London Theatre, government bodies and health organisations in the UK to ensure they are following the very latest advice. Their website and social media channels will be regularly updated with the information on the performance schedule as well as the ticket exchange policy.
What is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child about?
Continuing from the epilogue of the book series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child finds Harry as an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic as well as a husband and the father of three. While trying to come to grips with a past that won't stay in the past, his youngest son Albus must also find a way to cope with a family legacy he never wanted.
Who wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
Is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child a musical?
No, although there is music in the production, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play.
When was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child released in book format?
The script for the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II was published on 31 July 2016.
Who plays Harry, Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
The three lead actors in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron Weasley and Michelle Gayle as Hermione Granger.
Is there a recommended age minimum for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is suitable for ages 10 and up. Anyone who is under the age of 15 should be accompanied by an adult.
Are there bag checks for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?
For the safety and security of all theatregoers, bags are checked upon entry to Palace Theatre. It's recommended you leave extra time to avoid queues and refrain from bringing suitcases, rucksacks and large bags.
What happens if a performance is cancelled?
If a performance is cancelled, ticket holders will be offered alternative performances (subject to availability) up to the seat value on the ticket or a refund of the price paid for the seat element.
Please note that Ticketmaster can only deal with questions and issues regarding tickets. For all other enquiries regarding the show, please visit the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child website or contact them directly.