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  • When does the production open?

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open exclusively in Melbourne with performances confirmed to begin at the Princess Theatre from Wednesday 16 January 2019.
  • Where is the production being performed?

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will run exclusively in Melbourne, at the Princess Theatre, 163 Spring Street.
  • What is the age suitability?

    The show is not recommended for children under 10 years of age. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre due to the length of the production and impact of some scenes. Please note that children under the age of 15 require the accompaniment of an adult to be admitted to the theatre, to ensure suitable care is provided throughout the entire production.
  • What is the running time for the play?

    Part One, 2 hours and 40 minutes (incl 20 min interval) Part Two, 2 hours and 35 minutes (incl 20 min interval)
  • Will the cast always be the same?

    Due to annual leave requirements, some cast members may differ between parts if you have not booked consecutive performances of Part One and Part Two within the same week. Please also note that the appearance of any particular cast member cannot be guaranteed in the unforeseen event of illness or other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Are there animals in the production?

    During the performance you will see some birds in cages but please note these birds are not real – just very realistic pieces from our brilliant props department! There are no real birds featured in the production.

Purchasing Tickets

  • How do I book tickets?

    Tickets for the Australian premiere production will go on sale to the general public at 9am on Monday 6 August 2018 via Ticketmaster. Sign up to the mailing list by Sunday July 29 for further news and priority booking access, before tickets go on sale to the general public. Click here to sign up.
  • Can I buy tickets from somewhere other than official ticketing partners?

    You are advised to purchase tickets from either this website or ticketmaster.com.au, as purchasing a ticket from an unauthorised seller can result in the ticket holder being denied entry. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is subject to a major event declaration under the Major Events Act 2009. It is an offence for a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ticket to be sold, or offered or advertised for resale, at a price exceeding its face value purchase price by more than 10%, unless the seller is authorised in writing by the ticketed event organiser. Breaches can result in heavy fines of up to $96,714 for an individual and $483,570 for a company. For queries regarding the Major Events Act, contact stop.ticketscalping@ecodev.vic.gov.au
  • What are the ticket prices?

    In-season prices will range from $65 - $175* per Part.
     
    Beginning in previews, every performance will also have 40 seats priced at $40 each per part. These tickets are known as the ‘Friday Forty’ and more details about the initiative will be announced soon.
     
    (* Plus $9.75 Ticketmaster Handling Fee)
  • Are there discounts available for groups and schools?

    Discounts for groups and schools are not currently available.
  • Can I make a group booking?

    Due to the expected high demand for Tickets a group allocation will not be initially available. Please register your interest for future releases with the Ticketmaster Group Bookings Department on 1300 889 278 or groups@ticketmaster.com.au

Seeing Both Parts

  • Why is it in two parts?

    This new play presents the eighth story in the Harry Potter series. Because of the epic nature of the story it could not fit into the performance time of a traditional single play and consequently will be told in two Parts.
  • Do I have to see both parts?

    Part One will only be half the story, so the experience would be incomplete without seeing how the story ends. Likewise, if you only see Part Two you may find it hard to follow the story. We do recommend that you try to see both parts consecutively, but if seeing both Parts over consecutive performances does not work for you, you can choose to see Part One on a Wednesday matinee at 2pm or Thursday evening at 7.30pm and book Part Two on an alternative Wednesday evening at 7.30pm or Friday evening at 7.30pm at a later date.
  • Can I see Part Two without having seen Part One?

    We recommend that you see Part One first, as it would be difficult to understand Part Two without seeing Part One. It would be like beginning one of the books in the middle!
  • Can I buy tickets for each part separately?

    If seeing both Parts over consecutive performances does not work for you, you can choose to see Part One on a Wednesday matinee at 2pm or Thursday evening at 7.30pm and book Part Two on an alternative Wednesday evening at 7.30pm or Friday evening at 7.30pm at a later date.
  • Why can't I see Part One on a Saturday or Sunday matinee and Part Two on another night?

    We want to make sure that audiences have the best possible chance of seeing the play in one day. If we sold the Saturday and Sunday performances separately then there would be no way of guaranteeing that audiences who see a matinee of Part One could also see Part Two on the same day.

Accessibility

  • Are there any planned performances for patrons with special access needs?

    We will be offering both Captioned and Audio Described performances. Performance dates will be confirmed shortly.

Other Questions

  • Where else in the world is the play being performed?

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently playing on London’s West End and on Broadway.
  • I would like to produce/perform in my own production or reading of the play, who should I speak to?

    HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD may not be performed in whole or in part and no use may be made of it whatsoever except under express licence from the rights holders of the work, J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Limited. Please email enquiries@hptheatricalproductions.com with any enquiries.

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