Since premiering in London in 2016, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has broken a number of awards records. It arrives in Melbourne in January next year after this year’s successful Broadway run.

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the general public at 9am on Monday August 6. Priority bookings are available to those who sign up to the mailing list by July 29.

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling co-wrote the play with BAFTA and Olivier award-winner Jack Thorne.

The play brings to life the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, picking up 19 years on from the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the death of He Who Shall Not Be Named, and is the first to be performed on stage. It follows Harry’s children’s time at Hogwarts and his own career as a celebrated Aura – a dark wizard catcher.

The play will be shown in two parts that run at about two-and-a-half hours each and require separate tickets. Performances will be held from Wednesday to Sunday, and you can watch both parts on the same day on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $65–$175 plus booking fees per part. Every Friday there will also be 40 tickets released at $40 per part, for each of the following week's performances.

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