So you wanna see the official eighth installment of the beloved "Harry Potter" series, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," but you don't have the ~magic~ to accio a bunch of gold coin from Gringotts? Well, don't you worry. MTV News is here to help you figure this s--t out.
Here's how you can see "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" next summer in six easy steps:
Get a job.
OK, so this is pretty self explanatory. "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" officially opens at Palace Theatre London in July 2016, so that means that the time to start saving your money is now. And in case you're concerned about your lack of self control, to make things easier, set aside 50 percent of every pay check into your "Harry Potter" savings account. You'll be on your way to London in no time! (Alternatively, maybe you have cool parents and *maybe* those cool parents would appreciate a good PowerPoint presentation about why London needs to be your next family vacation and how you can help make that happen. Hey, it worked for Emma Stone.)
Sign up for priority booking on the official "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" site.
You have less than 24 hours to sign up for priority booking. This means you'll be able to purchase tickets on October 28 instead of waiting (like a peasant) for general tickets to go on sale on October 30. Plus, these tickets will be cheaper.
Reduced price preview performances for both Part One and Part Two begin on June 7 and run through to July 29. These previews will go on sale online only at 11 a.m. GMT on October 28 on a first come first served basis to all who registered for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" priority booking.
In addition, four special preview performances are planned for the end of May 2016, but details of where and how to obtain these tickets have yet to be announced.
When booking your tickets, you'll also have to decide how you want to see "Cursed Child." The two-part play offers two options: either you watch Part One and Part Two on the same day (a matinee and evening showing) or you split them up and watch them in two consecutive nights. So pick your poison!
Don't wait to book your flights.Warner Bros.
Airlines are like Dementors: they suck the soul right out of you. They just take and take and take. So if you want to get the best deal possible, book your flights immediately after securing your tickets. Right now, roundtrip flights to London in July 2016 are going for about $959 on Priceline, but before booking, you should compare those rates with other sites like Kayak, Expedia and Travelocity to get the best price. (If only brooms could really fly, am I right?)
Find a room via Airbnb.Warner Bros.
Don't bother booking a hotel room for your stay -- unless, you know, you won the Triwizard Tournament and want to drop a load of cash for a five star experience. Instead, try something like Airbnb, where you can stay in a real London flat for a fraction of the cost.
Re-read the entire "Harry Potter" series.WB
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" takes place 19 years after the harrowing events of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and will follow Harry and Ginny's youngest son, Albus Severus Potter, as he struggles with the weight of a family legacy "he never wanted" during his first year at Hogwarts. Get it? He's "cursed" because he's the Chosen One's son!
"As past and present fuse ominously," the synopsis reads, "both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places."
TL;DR "The Cursed Child" is the long-awaited eight installment of the "Harry Potter" series, so what better way is there to prepare than re-reading every heartbreakingly magical moment from the beginning?
And if you can't afford to drop a bunch of cash for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," don't be too upset.WB
Because we're officially living in a world where an eighth "Harry Potter" installment exists, and that's pretty darn magical. And knowing J.K. Rowling, it's only a matter of time before she brings Albus' story to the masses. Also, Warner Bros. is totally going to adapt this to the big screen, right? (Right.)