Lonely Planet Writer

Mark your calendars; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets are going on sale again

International Potterheads may soon be planning a trip to London with the announcement that more tickets are going on sale for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

A scene from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
A scene from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Tickets go on sale shortly.

The hit play – which is the eighth and final installment of the Harry Potter story – has been on a sold-out run since it opened at the Palace Theatre on 31 July this year and seats are entirely booked up until December 2017. Now there has been an announcement that 60,000 more Cursed Child tickets will be released to the public at 11 am GMT on 22 November for performances from 13 December 2017 to 4 February 2018. The next run announced is a much shorter time-frame than other booking periods, prompting some speculation from fans as to the reason.

As with most of these sought-after events, there is always controversy when fans encounter long online queues to snatch up the tickets. If you’re unlucky enough to miss out again, Muggles shouldn’t despair just yet. If you’re flexible enough in your travel dates, you can always try for tickets in the Friday Forty. Every Friday at 1 pm, 40 low-cost Cursed Child tickets are released to the public online for performances in the coming week.

This is just one of the magic scene theatre-goers will get to experience if they get their hands on Cursed Child tickets.
Hermione, Ron & Harry in the new play.

Despite some fans complaining that the eighth story was a play instead of a movie, it looks unlikely that they will have their wish answered anytime soon. There are no plans to adapt the script for the cinema just yet and even Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them director David Yates has publicly stated he believes the play should remain on stage. With any of these ticket sales, Potter fans will need a magically-fast internet connection and a good dose of Felix Felicis before they try. Good luck!