Your Questions Answered


Purchasing Tickets

  • When will tickets go on sale?

    Tickets will go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m. (PDT). For priority access, registration is available here until March 3, 2019.

  • Where is the play being performed?

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will play at the Curran, located at 445 Geary Street in San Francisco, beginning October 2019. It is also currently playing at the Palace Theatre in London, the Lyric Theatre in New York and the Princess Theatre in Melbourne. The first non-English version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in Hamburg in early 2020. 

  • When will the play start?

    Harry Potter and The Cursed Child will begin performances in San Francisco on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

  • What is the current booking period?

    The first release of tickets, for performances from October 23, 2019 to May 17, 2020, will go on public sale online exclusively at on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. (PDT).

The Production

  • 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.

  • What is the running time of the play?

    Part One, 2 hours and 40 minutes (incl. 20 min. intermission)

    Part Two, 2 hours and 35 minutes (incl. 20 min. intermission)

  • 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.

  • Can I see Part Two without having seen Part One?

    You can, subject to ticket availability. However, 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!

  • Who will be in the cast?

    Casting for the production is to be confirmed at a later date.

Other Questions

  • What is the age recommendation?

    The show is recommended for ages 10 and up.

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

    The play is currently running at the Palace Theatre in London. For more information, please click here.

    The play is currently running on Broadway at the Lyric Theatre. For more information, please click here.

    The play will also open at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, in early 2019. For more information, please click here.

    The play will open in San Francisco, California in Fall 2019. For more information, please click here.

    The play will also open in Hamburg, Germany in Spring 2020. For more information, please click here.

  • 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 license from the rights holders of the work, J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Limited. Please email with any questions.

  • 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 animals featured in the production.

  • How can I find out more?

    To stay up to date with the latest information, sign up to our mailing list here.

    Or, please direct questions to our official Twitter handle @HPPlaySF.