Cheap Harry Potter tickets: a guide

Get cheap Harry Potter tickets for just £15 per part. And no, you don’t need a wand to experience the magic!

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

This show takes stage magic to a whole new level! Experience the next story in the beloved Harry Potter series set nineteen years after the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It’s a must-see for fans, so read on to find out how to get cheap Harry Potter tickets!

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Key information

TheatrePalace Theatre
Running timePart one: 2 hours 40 minutes, including interval
Part two: 2 hours 35 minutes, including interval
Age10+ recommended
Booking until1 October 2023
PerformancesWed, Fri & Sat 2pm & 7pm
Sun 1pm & 6pm
Tickets from£15 per part
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Selling points

  • The 8th story in the Harry Potter series, set 19 years after the final book
  • Winner of multiple awards including the WhatsonStage and Olivier awards for Best New Play

Rochelle’s opinion

“When the play was announced, many were sceptical about how the much-loved Harry Potter stories would translate to the stage. All I can say is that there’s nothing to worry about! This production is an absolute masterclass in stagecraft and special effects. It’s never going to be on the same level as the films, but what they’ve achieved is impressive. The story is a little marmite when compared to the books – but as a theatrical piece it is stunning. It’s also a great introduction to theatre for newcomers who will be familiar with the characters of the Wizarding World.”

How do I get cheap Harry Potter tickets?

Read on to find out how to get cheap Harry Potter tickets, whether you’re planning ahead or planning a spontaneous trip.

Last-minute cheap tickets

The good news is that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is no longer the sold-out hot ticket it used to be, and you can usually get the cheapest seats for weekday performances within the next few days (outside of peak times). However, if you’re lucky, you can get incredible seats for just £20 per part. The Friday Forty runs every week and gives you the chance to purchase up to two tickets for the show for £40 each. These are usually top price seats – sometimes in the front row! It is a lottery, so you may need to try a few times, but it is definitely one of the best and cheapest ways to see the show.

Cheap tickets for booking ahead

At every performance there’s loads of tickets available in the balcony at £15 – that’s £30 per person for both shows. Even for one West End show, £30 is cheap (and you’re technically getting two shows out of it!) However this does come with a catch – all of the seats are restricted. Due to the height of the balcony, there are multiple railings in your sightline and it can get very hot at the top of the theatre! There are a few seats that offer an okay view for the price though. If you’re happy spending a little more, there’s tickets at £25 per part (£50 in total). Again, these are marked as restricted, but can be a slightly better option than the £15 ones. There’s even some in the stalls, although some have a pillar in view. Definitely spend some time on Seat Plan before you book any of these cheap options!

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