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


J.K Rowling and Jack Thorne bring the next instalment of the internationally renowned Harry Potter series to the stage. Selling out within days, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has extended its run to 2017, playing in two parts at the Palace Theatre London. A sequel to the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rowling’s latest offering follows what happens to Harry those ’19 years later’.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child focuses on the struggles of Albus Severus, Harry’s second son. Fearing being placed in Slytherin upon arrival to Hogwarts, Albus must cope with the fame that comes with the Potter legacy. Harry himself is now a husband and father to three children and must juggle this with his job at the Ministry of Magic. Still struggling with elements from his past that refuse to remain forgotten, Harry and Albus both come to realise that sometimes, darkness comes from the most unexpected of places.

Directed by the prolific John Tiffany (Once, Let the Right One In), the show features pyrotechnics, special effects and tricks designed by Jeremy Chernick in order to recreate the marvellously magical world. Renowned movement director Steven Hoggett (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime) is also part of the creative team, working alongside set designer Christine Jones, costume designer Katrina Lindsay, lighting designer Neil Austin and sound designer Gareth Fry. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child also includes original music by the talented Imogen Heap.

Original casting included Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, who is currently starring in the Savoy production of Guys and Dolls and has credits including Assassins and The History Boys. London Road’s Paul Thornley began in the role of Ron, whilst Hermione was played by Noma Dumezweni, who wowed audiences and critics with her heart-wrenching performance in Linda.

Current casting includes Jamie Ballard as Harry Potter, Susie Trayling as Ginny, Dominic Short as Albus Potter, Thomas Aldridge as Ron, Michelle Gayle as Hermione, Rayxia Ojo as Rose Granger-Weasley, James Howard as Draco Malfoy and Jonathan Case as Scorpius Malfoy.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be told in two epic parts that will run simultaneously, and is already the most highly anticipated show of the year.

Recommended for

Those who love the Harry Potter books and films will adore seeing the story in a new theatrical form. Recommended for anyone who loves the famous series!

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: 30 May 2016
Booking until: 30 Dec 2020

Location and map

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

1119 Reviews Add review

Expect Magic, this show is bursting out at the seems with incredibleness! Having seen the show many times before, I always look forward... More

albuspotter 5"11, 236 reviews, 13 helpful votes

It's hard to review this show without giving anything away (#keepthesecrets), but I was totally blown away by every aspect of this... More

Jamb0r 178, 163 reviews, 12 helpful votes

PART ONE: The Story line is INCREDIBLE. It is clearly shown that J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany make an excellent team.... More

albuspotter 5"11, 236 reviews, 13 helpful votes

PART TWO: The story ends in the most perfect way, staying loyal to the novels. I really recommend not reading spoiler reviews or the... More

albuspotter 5"11, 236 reviews, 13 helpful votes

Without wanting to give away any spoilers, this show is hugely enjoyable with a fantastic plot and incredible visual effects. Seeing... More

luked297 5"9.5, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing stuff. The storyline evokes a style that is similar to J.K. Rowling's other Potter novels (for better or for worse), and winds... More

clemonylemony 5"8.5, 54 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Utterly stunning, this exceeded my incredibly high expectations. I really want to see it again up close from the stalls so that I can... More

Ellie7 5 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A fascinating, brilliant theatrical production, narratively engaging and incredible from a technical point of view. Very good acting... More

mayagottlieb 161cm, 20 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This is by far the best piece of theatre I've ever seen. A wonderful story combined with stunning sets, music and choreography, plus... More

ellehamilton 5'10", 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes