"Entirely distinctive"
-The Stage-

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-The Daily Mail-

-The Guardian-

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About the show

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently having its world premiere run at the Palace Theatre, having opened in July 2016. This new play by Jack Thorne is based on an original story by Thorne J.K Rowling and John Tiffany.

J.K. Rowling’s hugely successful Harry Potter series has sold over 450 million copies world wide. The author has gone to great lengths on Twitter to make clear that this show is not a prequel. However it will tell an untold part of Harry’s story including the story of the lives of his parents. Rowling has stated that a play was the only proper medium in which to tell this particular story. Rowling is also currently working on the screen play for a film adaptation of spin off book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them that will star Eddie Redmayne and is due for release in November 2016.

The show will reunite the acclaimed creative team of director John Tiffany, movement director Steven Hoggett and writer Jack Thorne who worked together on recent West End hit Let the Right One In.

Award winning writer Jack Thorne has worked across stage and screen. In 2012 he received BAFTA’s for his work on The Fades and This Is England 88.

Steven Hoggett was a founding co-artistic director of Frantic Assembly and long time collaborator of Tony and Olivier Award winning director John Tiffany. The pair's shared credits include The Twits (Royal Court) Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland) and the musical Once (Broadway and West End).

The show features set designs by Tony Award winning designer Christine Jones, original music by Imogen Heap and special effects by Jeremy Chernick.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions and opened at the Palace Theatre in summer 2016.

Tickets went on general sale on the 30th October 2015 and quickly sold out.  For email updates on future ticket availability, register your interest above.

Who Should See It?

This untold Harry Potter story will prove a real treat for Potter fans.

Playing at

Palace Theatre
109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue
Seating Plan

Palace Theatre seating plan

Booking period

30th May 2016

25th Jun 2017

29th Apr 2018

Running time

2 hours 45 minutes (Part 1) & 2 hours 35 minutes (Part 2)


Recommended 10+