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

Please note that performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been postponed in response to government advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). Performances are currently planned to resume on 21 February 2021.

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+. Please be advised that children under the age of 16 may be refused entry if they are not sitting next to an accompanying adult.

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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: 24 Feb 2021
Booking until: 26 Sep 2021

Location and map

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

1346 Reviews Add review

The play is magical it puts you right back into the world of harry potter. it covers friendship, love, discrimination. How Harry has... More

ellieilling 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An extension of the Harry Potter books that is a must-see for the book fans and yet very accessible for anyone unfamiliar with the... More

LondonLass 5"1, 248 reviews, 14 helpful votes

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

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, 9 reviews, 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

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 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

If I could give this show a ten star rating I would. I honestly have never seen anything like it in my entire life, it was mesmerising... More

bethf1 22 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really enjoyed the story as being a Harry Potter fan for years. Thought it kind of dragged on a bit too much after the first show and... More

lauraw30 5”1, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Watched both parts in the same day, I would recommend this or on consecutive days/nights. First class performance and story. Connects... More

andrewj1 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes