Summon a vial of Felix Felicis and withdraw all of your Galleons from Gringotts: More tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are going on sale Thursday, August 4 — just in time to prioritize your holiday wish list.
The London production made the announcement early Thursday morning. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is currently sold out through May 2017, but this new batch of tickets (250,000 in total) extends the show's run at the Palace Theatre in London until December 2017.
Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. GMT (so 6 a.m. EST in the U.S.), with prices starting at £15 ($19.73 USD) per part, with 300 tickets per performance costing under £20 ($26.30 USD). To see the entire performance, you will have to purchase two tickets, one for Part One and another for Part Two. You also have to decide how you want to experience Cursed Child, as 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.
And for you No-Majes in North America, don't forget to calculate cost of travel to the U.K. and lodging. (The Galleons really start to add up.) However, if you can't afford to drop that much money on Cursed Child, don't worry. The script is being released this Sunday, July 31, in honor of Harry's birthday. Plus, rumor has it that Cursed Child could be making its way stateside as early as 2017. (Though, take that news with a grain of salt; for all we know, Rita Skeeter works at The New York Post these days.)
Then again, J.K. Rowling has promised fans from all over the world that they will get their chance to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She's even hinted that the production will tour the globe. Given the play's stellar reviews, and the script's record-breaking preorder sales, it's only a matter of time before Cursed Child Apparates to a city near you.