You can now get $40 tickets to 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - NY Production / Matthew Murphy.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - NY Production / Matthew Murphy. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Attention Harry Potter fans. 

Starting from this Friday, the Australian production of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will be releasing 40 tickets for every performance of the show for just $40 each - it's pure wizadry! 

Tickets to the highly-anticipated theatrical event at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne have been snapped up since being released last August - with overexcited Aussies spending about $25 million in just four days of pre-sales.

Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the critically acclaimed production is one play presented in two parts and has been a huge hit in London and on Broadway.

And now you have the chance to snag your very own cheap tickets to the show! 

These tickets are known as the "Friday Forty" and are a digital lottery for some of the best seats in the theatre. 

The tradition was started in London aiming to make theatre experiences more affordable, and is now available in Australia, thanks to TodayTix

Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said: "It's important to us that Cursed Child is as accessible as possible to all theatregoers. Tickets to the play can often sell quite far in advance."

"We've seen wonderful excitement in London and New York when theatregoers find out they've won tickets for the Friday Forty for the following week's performances and only have to wait a few days to see the show. We're thrilled to continue this initiative in Australia."

And in more good news, TodayTix will be partnering with other theatres and productions across Australia in the coming weeks, meaning more affordable tickets to live theatre for everyone! Next up, will be Sydney and Brisbane. 


So how exactly does it work and how can you get on board?

The 40 tickets will be released each Friday for the following week's performances.

Entries for the first Friday Forty are now open and close at 1pm AEDT on Friday 11 January.

Winners will be notified between 1pm and 5pm AEDT each Friday and have an hour to complete their purchase.

Winners pay $80 total ($40 per part) per person, securing a seat for both Part One and Part Two in consecutive performances the following week. 

Entry is via the official website or the TodayTix App.

Please note - the stage show is not recommended for children under 10 years of age.

What are you waiting for? Jump online and let the magic happen! 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will begin performances at the Princess Theatre from January 18.