The next release of tickets for the Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which begins previews March 16, 2018 prior to an official opening April 22 at the Lyric Theatre, will drop in February.
On February 7, beginning at 11 AM ET, tickets at all price points for performances March 16, 2018–March 9, 2019, will be made available in a pre-sale via Ticketmaster Verified Fan, which seeks to verify that ticket buyers are not bots or scalpers. Further tickets will be released when available from February 8 through HarryPotterThePlay.com and Ticketmaster.com.
The Verified Fan registration period for the pre-sale will be announced shortly. Those who completed the registration process for the first ticket release in October will need to register again. Those who receive an Access Code will have the opportunity to purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis February 7, 2018.
“We are eager to make more tickets available for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway as soon as possible,” said producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender in a statement. “As previously announced, there are over 300 seats throughout the theater at each performance priced at $40 or under per part, including 150 seats at $20 per part. As such, we’re working with the Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan system to ensure as many tickets at all price points get directly into the hands of genuine theatregoers, rather than bots or scalpers who will resell at inflated prices. As producers, we want to do everything possible within current New York state law to protect our tickets and ticketbuyers – especially since we have an unusually large amount of tickets at exceptionally low prices. We also recognize a need for flexibility to allow for traditional sales outside of the registration process, and so this next Verified Fan release will be followed by a general release of tickets from February 8.”
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Thorne, directed by Tiffany. The production is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings, or each part can be seen separately.