Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II - details announced

London theatre news: Saturday 24 October 2015

London West End - New shows

At last (we hear you cry) ... the details you've all been waiting for! Well, maybe not all of you, but many we suspect. Dates, times, and a bit of background about the new stage play and how it fits with the other Potter stories.

Promotional image for Harry Potter and the Cursed CHild Parts I & II

Image: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II

First, an important note: registration for priority booking ends today - Sat 24 October 2015 - at just before midnight. So, if you want to be in at the front of the queue, you better hop over and resister right now.

Ok, let's proceed ... there's quite a bit of info to get through with this new Harry Potter stage play.

As the title now explains, this play is in two parts. If you want to see both parts, you can do so on the same day (afternoon, then evening) or on separate days at the evening performances.

When it gets into its regular schedule, performances will look like this:


Monday - no performance

Tuesday - no performance

Wednesday - 7-30pm (Part Two)

Thursday - 7-30pm (Part One)

Friday - 7-30pm (Part Two)

Saturday - 7-30pm (Part Two)

Sunday - 6-30pm (Part Two)


Monday - no performance

Tuesday - no performance

Wednesday - 2-00pm (Part One)

Thursday - no matinee

Friday - no matinee

Saturday - 2-00pm (Part One)

Sunday - 1-00pm (Part One)

Here are the dates for your diary ...

Previews - start on 7 June and run through 'til 18 September 2016

Press night (well, almost the whole day, actually) - Saturday 30 July 2016

No closing date has been announced - and you may expect, like us, that this is going to be a very long-runner!

Ticket sales

Tickets for the first four months of performances, including previews will go on sale online only at 11am GMT on 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.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public, online only, on 30 October 2015 at 11am GMT.

So what's it all about?

Well, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, so it's not a prequel. In fact, it's 19 years later. Here's more ...


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.

The show will be playing at the Palace Theatre.

Exterior photo of the Palace Theatre, London.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015

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