How to get tickets: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Hold on to your sorting hats and get ready to book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ticket release: Saturday 16 September at 11am
Hold on to your sorting hats and get ready for the next round of Harry Potter booking: three months of new advance tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child parts one and two will be released tomorrow and here's all you need to know.
This batch of ticket sales is for performances from 25 July 2018 to 21 October 2018.
You can enter the 'virtual waiting rooms' any time from 10:30am; tickets are released at 11am and all in the waiting rooms will be assigned a 'Queue Number'. To ensure fairness, these numbers are randomly assigned and are not affected by the time each user entered the waiting room. The sheer volume of people trying to book can spell a computer-crashing nightmare, so call in as many pals as possible to try their luck in the virtual queue. Then, whoever manages to survive the Nimax or ATG virtual booking systems, can nab up to six tickets per transaction.
Prices begin at £15, and there will be 300 tickets for every performance priced at £20 or less for each part.
Tickets will be available online here or by telephoning the Box Office at (+44) 0330 333 4813. Don't bother setting up camp at the Palace Theatre; you can't buy tickets in person.
Harry Potter Play: Friday Forty Guide
Or if you can't wait until next summer to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, try your luck at the ticket lottery scheme. Each Friday at 1pm, 40 tickets are released for each and every performance in the upcoming week.
The countdown icon on the book tickets page will be magicked into a clickable booking button.
Tickets will be for parts one and two in consecutive performances, and you can only order tickets for yourself and one guest. But they are promised to be 'some of the very best seats in the theatre', for a reduced price.
Friday Forty Tickets for each show are £20, so £40 in total to see parts one and two.
But, unfortunately for Londoners and unlike similar ticket release schemes, this Harry Potter ticket lottery is as global as the wizard's reputation. Rather than registering in person at Leicester Square's Palace Theatre, hopeful Potterheads must try their luck online here.
So no need to wake up at dawn to queue, but a whole world of frantically refreshing browsers makes securing tickets trickier than catching the golden snitch in a cloud of Dementors.
Everyone who clicks the Book Tickets button at 1pm will be assigned a place in the virtual queue. The randomly selected few will be given access to book tickets for a selection of the next week's performances.
The likelihood of getting through to the booking page might be akin to finally receiving that long awaited Hogwarts letter, but at least it's fair and affordable.
We recommend you bookmark this booking page and try your luck every Friday.