Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Palace Theatre tickets
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Palace Theatre tickets

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

About the show

Fusing innovative stagecraft, world-class talent and never-before-seen production values, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child offers fans of the Harry Potter series a truly unique new way to experience J.K. Rowling’s iconic Wizarding World on the London stage.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reunites fans with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and a host of familiar faces, as well as introducing exciting new characters. The action takes place 19 years after the events of the final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry is now a father of three and an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, still grappling with the events of his past. Meanwhile, Albus, Harry’s youngest son, is struggling with the weight of the family legacy. As the past and present come hurtling together, Harry and Albus realise that sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Teaming up with director John Tiffany (Once, Let the Right One In) and BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne (A Christmas Carol, Woyzeck) , Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been spell-binding audiences since 2016. In 2017 the production scooped a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and Best Director.

Tiffany and illusionist Jamie Harrison (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) have created a dazzling array of mind-bending special effects to bring the magic of Harry Potter to life. The creative team also includes movement director Steven Hoggett (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) , set designer Christine Jones, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, lighting designer Neil Austin, and sound designer Gareth Fry. Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, Imogen Heap, has composed an original score for the play.

Split across two epic parts, which can be seen consecutively on the same day, or across two evenings, at the Palace Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has now extended its run to 2021. Since its West End premiere, the play has gone on to open in New York, Melbourne and San Francisco, with further productions scheduled in Hamburg and Toronto.

The current cast includes Jamie Ballard (Macbeth, Antigone) as Harry Potter, Thomas Aldridge (Les Miserables) as Ron Weasley, Michelle Gayle (Beauty and the Beast) as Hermione Granger, Dominic Short as Albus Potter, Rayxia Ojo as Rose Granger-Weasley, and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most in-demand productions in London’s West End, don’t miss the chance to experience J.K. Rowling’s magical Wizarding World like never before.

Recommended for

Fans of the Harry Potter books and films will delight in seeing the story continue on stage. Those looking for an epic family day-out shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see this spell-binding production. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the perfect school holiday treat.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (Part 1) & 2 hours 35 minutes (Part 2)
Opened: 30 May 2016
Press night: 25 Jul 2016
Booking from: 23 Jan 2020
Booking until: 24 Jan 2021

Next available performances

Thursday 23 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Saturday 25 Jan 20202:00pm--
Sunday 26 Jan 20201:00pm--
Wednesday 29 Jan 20202:00pm--
Thursday 30 Jan 2020--7:30pm
Saturday 01 Feb 20202:00pm--
Sunday 02 Feb 20201:00pm--

Location and map

Palace Theatre
109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1V 8AY

1287 Reviews Add review

PHENOMENAL. Everything about this show was utterly perfect. Maybe I’m biased because I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, but it was the most... More

zaafirv 5”8, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I was absolutely blown away by this show. The acting, set and choreography was incredible and the magic effects were breathtaking!!!... More

avalonv 5"7, 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing show, acting, performance, and story kept you interested and invested in the story through out. Was a truly amazing show and... More

tarao1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

This is a stunning piece of theatre. The staging , the effects and casting are all excellent. Saw this for the first time and while... More

tracyp1 170cm, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Just go, I am huge a Harry Potter fan and it did not disappoint. How the magic was transferred to stage is just amazing. My husband... More

clairewilks 5’7”, 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The best play I have seen to date. Outstanding acting by all the cast, especially the actor who played Scorpius Malfoy. The magic being... More

rhiannaw 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing! Second time I saw it and just as impressive ... more so as could concentrate on some of the finer points!

samanthas5 5’4, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I'm still pretty speechless having just seen both parts on the same day as this truly is an outstanding show. If you're a HP fan you... More

lisaphelan 5'9", 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

As a huge Harry Potter fan, I didn't want to get my hopes too high for the play (despite having to buy tickets over a year in advance).... More

jadedacosta 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes