Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts 1 and 2 - A Ticket Guide
- There is no theatre show more in-demand right now than Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. With tickets sold out until 2018, fans cannot get enough of this production.
- Despite the hype, getting to see this critically acclaimed masterpiece is not as impossible as it may seem; our guide below shows the ways to get closer to the stage with some known and less known techniques.
- WARNING: If you remain unsuccesful, do NOT buy resold ticket. Resold tickets advertised publicly are being voided by the theatre at the door (see this BBC report), so it's not worth taking that risk!
- Without further ado, let's look at the many options below to secure a ticket!
1. The Friday Forty
- Every Friday, at 1pm, 40 tickets are made available online for the following weeks’ performances.
- Join thousands of others by clicking here: http://www.harrypottertheplay.com/ticket-information/#tickets-bottom-section
- Please note that one ticket covers two consecutive performances; the show is broken into “Part 1” and “Part 2”.
- “Part 1” may not be on the same day as “Part 2”; the schedule for the following week is listed here: http://www.harrypottertheplay.com/ticket-information/#tickets-bottom-section
- Tickets cost £40 (£20 for each part), and each user can purchase up to two tickets, so two people can see both parts.
- When the clock winds down to zero (at 1pm), a button to book tickets will appear, and when you click it you will be placed in a queue.
- There is no order of the queue – once you log in, tickets become available by random draw, and you can elect to purchase a maximum of two tickets for Part 1 and two tickets for Part 2.
- Warning: Our attempts using this method have so far been unsuccessful. While the website informs you you're "425th in the queue" the nature of random draws makes this number irrelevant.
2. The Wish List
- The Wish List program makes returned tickets available to those on the “Wish List”.
- Return tickets are tickets that cannot be used by the owner, and are given back to the theatre for resale.
- While, according to the producers, the Wish List allocation has been made, we recommend adding your name to the Wish List for future use; this involves adding your details to a simple form, and once done, you are a little closer to securing a ticket.
- Warning: The service and offer appears legitimate, and is promoted and provided by AKA UK, a London advertising and marketing agency working on promoting Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2.
3. Buy Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets Online
- There are two ticket vendors for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2:
- ATG - we find this vendor has a cumbersome interface, forcing users into a queue, delaying access and making you select a range of dates before you can look for seats. Essentially, looking for returns and available tickets is much harder than it needs to be.
- Nimax - we prefer this ticket vendor, and offer guidance below:
- Create a user account with Nimax Theatres
- Once you've created your account, follow this link to see available tickets.
- The link above will land on the first month with available tickets, if there are any. Otherwise, it will show the current month.
- If tickets are available (as indicated below), the date will appear in Yellow or Green (instead of Red)
- If you see availability, seize the moment - put it in the basket and check your diary later!
- You can proceed to book your ticket(s), noting the selection and quantity (as marked by the red boxes below), before adding them to your basket and finalizing payment.
- We recommend bookmarking this link so you can check the availability often.
- The promoters have stated returns will become available online - there is no need to wait until 2018 to get a ticket!
- We recommend also following the play on Twitter and liking the production on Facebook