How To Get Tickets To 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'
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Earlier this month, fans converged on bookstores across the country dressed in their best wizard costumes and Hogwarts uniforms, proving "Harry Potter" fandom is still alive and well nearly 20 years after the first book was released. But, these fans aren't just flocking to their local bookstore to pick up a copy of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which finds Harry as an adult with kids, they're also flocking to London to see the stage version — if they can get tickets.
The two-part West End production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" officially opened at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, July, 30 to rave reviews, and sold out crowds.
The play, which is more than five hours long, is broken up into two parts and is presented as a matinee and evening performance on the same day, or on consecutive nights. Here's how the performances break down: On Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, Part I and Part II are performed in one day. Part I takes place at 2 p.m., followed by Part II at 7:30 p.m. On Thursdays, Part I starts at 7:30 PM with Part II being performed at the same time on Fridays. The better the seat in the theater, the more expensive the ticket, with the best seats going for around £70. The good news is, once a fan locks in a ticket for the first performance, they get the same seat for part two, too.
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Tickets for the first shows were released last year in two batches, both of which sold out in a matter of minutes. Last week, another 250,000 tickets went on sale for performances running from the summer of 2017 through December 2017, and those sold out the first day as well, with some fans waiting in a queue for hours before securing their desired dates.
Fans who weren't lucky enough to get tickets when they were released have one more chance to score a seat in the theater. Every Friday, 40 tickets are released for the next week's performances "at an amazingly low price". The tickets are priced at £40 (£20 per part) and are only available online. The next group of tickets will be released on Aug. 19.
Those who can't make it across the pond for this production shouldn't fret either. Given the success the play has already had on the West End, it will likely be making its way to Broadway sometime soon.
You can find more information about The Friday Forty at HarryPotterthePlay.com.
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