Want to see the new Harry Potter West End stage show – Harry Potter And The Cursed Child – this summer? We’ve got good news and bad news.
The bad news is all tickets sold out within 24 hours, meaning the show is fully booked out until May 2017 at least.
The good news is you might still be able to pick up reseller tickets from outlet StubHub – though don’t expect to pay face value.
And see below, because we’ve got some suggestions of how you could save cash on a Potter-inspired journey to the West End. We’ve discovered that it’s still possible to book a two night family stay in central London WITH Harry Potter And The Cursed Child tickets from £288 per person.CLICK HERE TO BOOK
What is Harry Potter And The Cursed Child?
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 Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the ‘Ministry of Magic’, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Note: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play presented in two Parts, which are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings.
How do I get tickets?
The official ticket retailer ATG is currently not offering any new tickets. It’s worth keeping an eye on their site to see if anything changes.
But if you check out the fast-moving StubHub reseller market you might find an acceptably-priced set of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. The cheapest way to do it would be to see the two part show over two separate days spread apart. When we looked we found tickets for part one available on a Thursday night (£150 each) and tickets for part two on Friday night (£90).CLICK HERE TO BOOK
How can I save money?
Assuming you’ll need travel and accommodation for your West End trip, your best chance of saving money is by snapping up the cheapest StubHub tickets you can find and then finding a bargain hotel and cheap train or coach tickets.
Need family friendly accommodation?
Right now we like trivago for the best hotel deals. It has good coverage of the UK (as well as hotels abroad). Don’t forget to check Premier Inn and Travelodge as well. As a general rule with hotels, book early for the cheapest price. If you’ve left it late, try LateRooms.
Via trivago we found two nights (to match tickets found above) in a central London hotel for two adults and two children – total price £192. That brought our Harry Potter And The Cursed Child ticket and hotel package to £288 per person.CLICK HERE TO BOOK
Need to buy train tickets?
Our top choice for UK train tickets is Virgin Trains – they search the whole rail network, not just Virgin routes. What’s more, they don’t add booking fees or charge you for using your credit card. Also worth a look is Trainline. They buy up seat allocations in bulk, meaning they can sometimes pass on better discounts than rivals.
Need to buy coach or bus tickets?
If you’re travelling by bus, these days National Express really makes an effort to be family friendly. With booster seats, wifi, air con and power sockets for tablets – as well as bargain prices when compared to train – they’re worth a look. With their £8 Family Coachcard kids go free.
You’ll need to be a patient deal-sniffing wizard yourself if you’re going to bag a cheap family trip to see this show, but as this post shows, it IS possible. Get yourself on StubHub and get started.