ANNOUNCEMENT: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Open in Australia in 2019, Exclusive to Melbourne
Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed the record-breaking production will open in early 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, exclusively and only at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.
Performance dates and ticketing details will be announced soon. sign up to the mailing list at harrypottertheplay.com/au to receive ticketing information and news.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said; “Exclusive to our region, this award-winning production will arrive in Victoria after its world premiere in London’s West End and a highly anticipated opening on Broadway. To secure a production of this calibre is a testament to Melbourne’s standing as an arts and cultural capital and leading global city for theatre. We encourage all Victorians, and our friends from across the country, Asia and the world, to join us in welcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Melbourne.”
Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said: “When we embarked on this journey, it was an objective to ensure we could get the production to Australia as soon as logistically possible. You can’t ever assume a new play is going to have a further life, but we knew that if Harry Potter and the Cursed Child did have a life beyond London and Broadway, that the next stop would be here.
“The Harry Potter stories have millions of fans across the globe, and so we’re very happy and proud that we’re able to bring our beautiful production to Australia, where we know a whole new audience will experience the eighth story. Melbourne is a fantastic city with such wonderful culture and heritage, and so we’re thrilled that the gorgeous Princess Theatre will be Cursed Child’s next home.”