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Here's how to get Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets for just £20

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It’s almost three years since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child swept onto the West End stage, and since then it’s won a record-breaking nine awards, including Best New Play at the 2017 Olivier Awards. Here’s how to get your hands on tickets to this spellbinding show for just 20 quid.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth part of the Harry Potter series, and on stage is the only suitable way that J.K Rowling deems the story can be told. Rowling is heavily involved with the production of the show, and even sends the audience an email video message after the performance - so Harry Potter purists need not fear that the series is being tarnished.

The story is set 19 years after the seventh part and follows a middle-aged Harry Potter and his young son, Albus Severus Potter. Whilst we’re not going to release any plot-spoilers here, we will tell you that it’s an epic tale that is split into two whole performances. They’re intended to be seen either as a consecutive matinee and evening performance, or you can split the experience across two magical evenings.

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The first four months of tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child were quickly snapped up and completely sold out within hours of the release. Some then quickly re-appeared on ticket resale sites for prices that’d make you fall off your broomstick - around £3000 per ticket! That’s more than most of our overdrafts.

Thankfully, the show’s producers responded to this by making any resold tickets invalid, which has prevented the unfair markup. However, for the best seats in the house, you can still expect to pay around £80 for each part, putting the total cost for the show at £160.

If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to that, ticketing platform TodayTix has got you covered with its Friday Forty lottery. Every week the company offers up 40 of their best seats for the following week of performances to users who are randomly selected from the pool who have registered for the Friday Forty. Here’s how it works:

  • Entries open every Monday at 12:01AM and close at Friday 1pm. It is free to enter the draw and anybody can enter either through the app or website
  • After the entries close, the winners are drawn and notified between 1pm-5pm the same day. Once notified, you have one hour to claim your cheap tickets - make sure you keep an eye on your emails!
  • The winners pay £40 per guest for tickets to Part One and Two. That’s £20 per part! Total bargain

So, there you have it. With a bit of luck on your side, you could pay just £40 and enjoy two bewitching performances at The Palace Theatre. Enter your details on TodayTix to be in with a chance of winning; there’s no discrimination on whether you’re Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw!

Enter the TodayTix Friday Forty here. 

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