Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets
J.K Rowling's eighth instalment of the beloved Harry Potter series plays at London's Palace Theatre to sold out audiences. Conceived and written by Jack Thorne and J.K Rowling, and directed by John Tiffany, the play follows Harry Potter and his family 19 years after we left them in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry is now an employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father of three. Can his youngest son Albus carry the weight of his father's legacy, or are there darker forces at work? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features beloved characters and some incredible special effects that really bring the magic to life.  The show is presented in two separate parts which can be seen on the same day or, alternatively, on consecutive evenings.
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Booking from 14 October 2021 until 27 March 2022
Run time is 2 hours 45 minutes (Part 1) & 2 hours 35 minutes (Part 2)

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:+44 (0) 330 333 4813
Access Booking:+44 (0) 330 333 4815
Group Booking:0330 333 4817
Stage Door:020 7437 0088

History

Commissioned by Richard D'Oyly Carte in the late 1880's, the venue was originally intended to host light opera entertainment, similarly to Carte's Savoy Theatre. First named the Royal English Opera House in 1891, the theatre opened with a glittering production of Arthur Sullivan's Ivanhoe. After running for only 160 performances, the venue was forced to close after a lack of opera available, following a short run of La Basoche.

Prolific theatre manager Charles Morton took over the Opera House in 1892, renaming it the Palace Theatre of Varieties and hosting regular music hall entertainment and revues, with film screenings taking place from 1897 onward. In 1904, Alfred Butt took over management, showing dance productions and film screenings.

In 1911, the theatre was renamed the Palace Theatre, hosting orchestra recordings and the famous Palace Girls. 1912 saw the venue present the first ever Royal Variety Performance. During the First World War, the theatre remained open, screening films and presenting revues. In 1922, the Marx Brothers appeared at the venue to perform songs from their Broadway shows.

1925 saw the Palace Theatre put firmly on the map as a host for large-scale musical productions. Notable productions have included No, No, Nanette (1925), which ran for 665 performances, Princess Charming (1926), The Girl Friend (1927) and Fred Astaire's final stage show Gay Divorce (1933). Further early productions included Under Your Hat (1939-1940), Anything Goes (1935), Something In The Air (1943) and a transfer production of The Entertainer (1957), starring Laurence Olivier.

The Palace Theatre is well-known for being home to the original London production of The Sound of Music (1961), which ran for a staggering 2,385 performances, followed by Cabaret (1968), Danny at the Palace (1970) and the hugely successful Jesus Christ Superstar (1972-1980), which ran for 3,358. Les Miserables (1985) also transferred to the venue from the Barbican, playing for a sensational 19 years at the theatre before moving on to the Queen's Theatre.

In 2004, Andrew Lloyd Webber purchased and renovated the theatre, premiering his new musical The Woman in White (2004), which ran for 19 months. Monty Python's Spamalot (2006-2009) followed, with Priscilla Queen of the Desert (2009-2011) and Singin' in the Rain (2012) after.

In 2012, Nimax Theatres purchased the venue, hosting Derren Brown: Infamous (2013), Brainiac Live! (2013), The Three Little Pigs (2013), The Commitments (2013-2015), Derren Brown: Miracle (2016) and Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure Reloaded (2016).

In 2016, J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened at the venue, selling out within minutes. In April 2017, the production received a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, and continues to wow audiences at the Palace Theatre.

The Palace Theatre temporarily closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It reopened in December 2020 with a socially-distanced season of comedy, including Jimmy Carr and two shows from Adam Kay. The theatre was then forced to close again until May 2021.

Over the summer, children's show What the Ladybird Heard played, alongside musical theatre celebration The Show Must Go On, which was streamed live on YouTube globally, and magic show Wonderville.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child returns to the Palace Theatre in October 2021.

Past Shows

Wonderville Magic & Illusion
Wonderville Magic & Illusion
(closed 30 Aug 2021)
What the Ladybird Heard
What the Ladybird Heard
(closed 29 Aug 2021)
Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt
Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt
(closed 27 Jun 2021)

 
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny
(closed 20 Jun 2021)

 
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure
(closed 17 Feb 2016)
Derren Brown Miracle
Derren Brown Miracle
(closed 13 Jan 2016)
The Commitments
The Commitments
(closed 1 Nov 2015)

 
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
(closed 6 Sep 2015)
Singin' In The Rain
Singin' In The Rain
(closed 8 Jun 2013)