Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

There’s magic in every moment of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child the play tickets! J K Rowling’s favourite wizard is back, casting a spell where the Deathly Hallows left off. One of the most award-winning theatrical productions of all time now reunites magical friends Harry, Ron and Hermione, nineteen years on from the Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets are the perfect way to experience one of the most extraordinary plays in the history of West End Theatre.

 

Once you’ve seen the show, be sure to Keep the Secrets! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre tickets are the perfect gift for Potter fans – whether you’re a heroic Hagrid treating yourself to a magical trip to the West End, or a magnificent Molly Weasley searching for the best Harry Potter and the Cursed Child family tickets, you won’t need to shout “Expecto Patronum” because we’ve already done the magic for you!

 

We’ve got the very best seats at all prices, and you can even check out best seat reviews for Potter and the Cursed Child tickets on our interactive seat map.

What’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child about?

Beginning where the final story in the original Harry Potter books ends, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sees Harry, Ron and Hermione’s children leaving on the Hogwarts Express for their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

 

Aboard the Hogwarts Express, Harry’s son, Albus, becomes friends with Scorpius Malfoy, son of Harry’s old enemy, Draco. All the very best elements of the original Harry Potter books are here. When the Sorting Hat puts both Scorpius and Albus in Slytherin, Albus is ridiculed for being the Potter who didn’t make it into Griffindor.

 

As their lives at Hogwarts progress, Albus must bear the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. He is not the natural magician his father was, and soon, the other children are calling him the “Slytherin Squib”.

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tells the story of the next generation of Potters, Weasleys, and Grangers…but the creation of new Time-Turners, allows characters from the original stories to pop up in the most unexpected places, giving Cursed Child an eerie sensation of being both new and yet blissfully familiar. 

 

There is so much more to say about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Giving any more plot details here would risk revealing too many secrets – and there are some humdingers. Suffice to say that for the Potter family, live was never going to be straightforward!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Magic 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child relies as much upon ‘human’ magic as it does upon special effects. The acting roles in Cursed Child are physically demanding – actors create effects using their own bodies with the help of special, unseen crew members. Call them what you will – Ninjas, Martial Artists…movement director Steven Hoggett explains that many of the acrobatic feats in the show rely heavily upon Japanese artistry. It’s stunning to watch. Harry Potter’s Defence Against the Dark Arts becomes the magic of the ‘black arts’ on stage.

 

Along with some old-fashioned Victorian theatre tricks and some very modern digital illusions, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will have your jaw on the floor, asking “How on earth did they just do that?”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child awards

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won an astonishing nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Set Design, Best Sound Design and Best Lighting Design, along with numerous acting awards.

 

On Broadway, the show was also nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Scenic Design in a Play, Best Costume Design in a Play, Best Lighting Design in a Play and Best Sound Design in a Play.

Five Things You Need to Know about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, asks the audience to “Keep the Secrets”. Here are five secrets we CAN reveal about this West End favourite (and don’t worry – there are no plot spoilers here): 

 

1. The play is a sequel (of sorts) to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. In fact, it takes place 19 years later, beginning with the closing sequence of the final book as Harry, Ron and Hermione send their own children off for their first year at Hogwarts. The story then jumps forward another few years with Albus (Harry and Ginny’s son) in his final year at the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry.
2. These are very much J K Rowling’s characters, but unlike the books, she isn’t the only writer involved. This is a play, co-created with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.
3. Hermione is now the Minister of Magic. But don’t worry – she’s still as feisty as ever. And Harry’s world is still threatened by the powers of darkness, giving the stage play as much drama and suspense as the best of the Harry Potter movies – in fact, it’s even more thrilling. Being in a live theatre setting injects an eerie new dynamic into the magical realm of Harry Potter.
4. Albus Potter (Harry’s son) is now best friends with Scorpius Malfoy (Lucius’s son). That’s got to make parents evening a bit awkward.
5. There’s a LOT of time travel. Pottermore fans may point out that the Ministry-approved Time-Turners were destroyed during a battle in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix…but it turns out a wizard by the name Theodore Nott created a new type of Time-Turner. Handy when you have so much to do and so little time to do it in!
 

What do critics think of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?

“THRILLING THEATRICALITY AND PULSE-POUNDING STORYTELLING” – The Hollywood Reporter
“IT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD, IT’S MAGIC, IT’S A HIT” The Times
“EMOTIONAL PUNCH, RICH SUSPENSE AND DAZZLING EFFECTS” - The Guardian
“PACKED WITH PATHOS, DAZZLING CHOREOGRAPHY AND MOMENTS OF PURE ENCHANTMENT” – Evening Standard

Booking Information
  • Tickets can only be purchased for Part One and Part Two on the same or consecutive performance dates. 
  • We will automatically secure you the same seats for your chosen dates.
  • £15-£25 tickets in the Balcony will have a restricted view of the Stage.
  • *Prices displayed are per person, per performance 
  • The performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on 18th May 2024 will be captioned. To book access seating please contact Nimax, by calling 0330 333 4815 or emailing access@nimaxtheatres.com”

Cast

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child creatives

Original Story – J K Rowling
Original Story and Playwright – Jack Thorne
Original Story and Director – John Tiffany
Movement Director – Steven Hoggett
Set Designer – Christine Jones
Costumer Designer – Katrina Linsday
Composer and Arranger – Imogen Heap
Lighting Designer – Neil Austin
Sound Designer – Gareth Fry
Illusions and Magic – Jamie Harrison
Music Supervisor and Arranger – Martin Lowe
Video Designer – Finn Ross
Video Designer – Ash J Woodward
Special Effects – Jeremy Chernick

Duration

Part One, 2hrs 40mins including one interval

Part Two, 2hrs 40mins including one interval

Good To Know

Saturday 7th May & Saturday 5th November 2022 Captioned Performance Part 1 2pm Part 2 7pm

Saturday 17th September 2022 BSL-Signed performance.

Saturday 24th September 2022 Audio Described performance.

Wednesday 27th July 2022 Relaxed performance.

Saturday 6th May 2023 Captioned performance.

The venue will only allow 1 exchange per booking and that this needs to be complete no later than 48 hours prior to the show.

Seat Selection Info

Prices displayed are per person, per performance. 

You will be charged for 2 performances per person (part one and part two)

Please Note: The venue will only allow 1 exchange per booking and that this needs to be complete no later than 48 hours prior to the show.

Location

Palace Theatre

113 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 5AY

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

BSL - 23/03/24

Captioned – 27/01/24 and 18/05/24

Audio described – 16/03/24

Relaxed – 07/06/24

Cancellation Policy

1. If you test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms, or are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace you can exchange your tickets.
2. If the show is cancelled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be offered a free exchange or refund.
3. If the show is going ahead and you are able to attend, there will be no exchange or refund available.

How Does It Work

Online Check-in will be required for this event

To assist with test and trace the venue are introducing an airline-style check-in.

  • 48 hours before your performance you will receive a pre-visit email with a check-in link from Nimax Theatres
  • You will be required to confirm that members of your party do not have Covid-19 symptoms - if you cannot confirm this you will be given details on how to exchange (this must be completed no later than 10am on the morning of your performance).
  • Email address - this will be used to communicate pre-show procedures to you, assist with test and trace and provide e-tickets on completion of check-in.
  • The venue will only accept E-ticket for admittance
  • Nimax Theatres will provide you with a contactless e-tickets upon completion of “check-in”.
Suitable For Children

Age recommendation 10+

Where Do I Go

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY

Public Transportation

  • Nearest underground station is Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)
  • Bus Routes 29, 24, 176

Reviews

4.1(14 reviews)
  • Vince

    Nov 27, 2023

    I'm not much of a Harry Potter fan (haven't seen all the movies, never read the books) so was going to this to purely experience the theatre. Special effects were very good. The show was slow to start and to be honest the black Hermione was jarring as I kept thinking of the white movie character. Second half pace picked up and there was some great set scenes. Moaning Myrtle stole the show for me. Harry Potter character as boring and insipid as ever but there was a great cast in all the other parts.

  • Jana Radošová

    Nov 18, 2023

    It was amazing! I was blown away. I cried and I laughed. I loved it so much and I will come again.

  • Paulina

    Nov 6, 2023

    I would recommend

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