Seeing it is even better than reading it when it comes to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The two-part play’s scripts are available for purchase, but many people still want to see it performed at the Palace Theatre in London. Luckily, more tickets are being released. On Thursday, Aug. 4, tickets to performances through Dec. 10 will be available HERE.
If past ticket sales are anything to judge by, it’s not going to be easy to get into the shows, which tells the story of when Harry’s son Albus heads to Hogwarts. Don’t bring out any Unforgivable Curses yet, though. There are a few tricks that can make it a little easier for Potterheads to buy “Cursed Child” tickets.
1. Create An Account — If you create your user profile before you get tickets, it’ll be quicker to check out. ATG Tickets, who is selling “Cursed Child” tickets along with Nimax Theatres, advises creating a login ahead of time for popular events.
2. Be Early — Everyone who logs onto the website between 10 and 11 a.m. BST will be assigned a random spot in a queue. If you arrive after 11 a.m., you’ll be served after all of those early birds on a first come, first served basis. Don’t be late.
3. Multiple Devices — Since everyone online before 11 a.m. BST will be given a random spot in the line, it could be useful to have multiple devices open. Several tabs on one computer can result in system errors, so it’s best to go for entirely separate devices. If you have your smartphone, laptop and tablet open, you might be able to get tickets sooner.
4. Choose Dates Wisely — If it’s a school break or holiday, there will be more people buying tickets for that day. This is one situation where you want to pick a day that’s generally less convenient. Most people are in school or work on a Wednesday afternoon, so that’s likely easier to get tickets to than a Saturday showing. Also, have a backup date picked just in case your first choice is sold out.
5. Buy Both Parts Together — “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is unique in that it’s a two-part play, intended to be seen on the same day or in two consecutive nights. Customers are given the option to buy some shows individually, but with tickets selling out so quickly, it’s probably best not to risk it.
If you don’t get tickets, fear not. It looks like the show is staying in London for quite some time. In addition, “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling also told the show’s Twitter that she wants to start new productions elsewhere.
“They’ve done me so proud,” Rowling said of fans who kept spoilers sealed. “I think our giveback is that we really hope to take this play to as many places as it’s feasible to take it. So I hope a lot of them will get to see this play in due course.” Keep your fingers crossed, Broadway fans.