San Francisco Announces Friday Forty Ticket Lottery for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
by Hannah Howard · Published · Updated
If you’re in the San Francisco area or planning to visit and looking to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, this news is for you! Beginning, October 14, fans can score tickets to Cursed Child in San Francisco for $40, $20 per part, as part of the Friday Forty ticket lottery.
Each Friday Forty ticket lottery will be held for the following week’s performance. For example, the first lottery will open on Monday, October 14, the winner will be drawn on Friday, October 18, and the drawing will be for the performances on October 23–26. Drawing entry and tickets will only be available through TodayTix, either through the website or on the app.
San Francisco announces “Friday Forty” ticket lottery for all performances of
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Every Friday, a limited number of the very best seats for the following week will be made available to fans at $40 ($20 per [p]art).
First [e]ntry begins October 14
Producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender announced today that fans will be able to access some of the best seats to see the San Francisco production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Curran Theater for $40 ($20 per Part) via the “Friday Forty” ticket lottery. Winners will be drawn every Friday for the following week’s performances, and “Friday Forty” tickets will only be available through the official website, TodayTix.com, or the TodayTix [a]pp. The first entry period begins Monday, October 14, 2019, with the drawing held Friday, October 18, 2019, for performances October 23-26, 2019. For more information, visit harrypotteronstage.com.
In San Francisco, “Friday Forty” entry will open every Monday at 12:01 a.m. PT for the following week’s performances. Fans may enter via TodayTix to win access to the tickets until Friday at 1 p.m. PT. Winners will be notified between 1 p.m. PT and 5 p.m. PT each Friday.
Winners pay $40 total ($20 per Part) per person, securing a seat for both Part One and Part Two in consecutive performances the following week. Winners are able to purchase a maximum of two tickets for both Part One and Part Two in one transaction. Tickets may be collected at the box office on the day of the performance.
To ensure that as many people as possible have the chance to access these low-price tickets, they are only available via the official website, TodayTix.com, or the TodayTix [a]pp. It is not possible to purchase these tickets in person at the Curran Theater or anywhere else.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins preview performances on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, and the official opening is Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the Curran Theater (445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102). Tickets are currently on sale through May 17, 2020, at HarryPotterOnStage.com. The Curran Theater box office will open for in-person purchases beginning Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. PT, at which time additional tickets will be released through June 20, 2020. Prior to the start of performances, box office hours will be Tuesday through Saturday 12–8 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday).
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. 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, directed by John Tiffany.
Receiving universal acclaim for its breathtaking magic and stage wizardry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded play in theatre history, winning 25 major U.S. awards, including six Tony Awards with one of those for Best Play. It also won 24 major theatre awards in the U.K. and is the most awarded show in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now playing at the Palace Theatre in London, where it received its world premiere in July 2016; at the Lyric Theatre in New York, where it opened on Broadway in April 2018; and at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, where it opened in February 2019. In addition to the U.S. West Coast premiere in San Francisco later this year, upcoming productions also include the German premiere, the first non-English[-]language production, at the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg in spring of 2020, and the sixth production of the smash[-]hit play will open at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto later that year.
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 the 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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, [and] music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
Tickets are currently on sale through May 17, 2020, at HarryPotterOnStage.com. The Curran Theater box office will open for in-person purchases beginning Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. PT, at which time additional tickets will be released through June 20, 2020. Prior to the start of performances, box office hours will be Tuesday through Saturday 12–8 p.m. (closed Sunday and Monday).
Tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child range from $59 to $199 per part, with premium seats available for all performances. Standard service fees apply.
Every Friday at 1 p.m. PT, tickets for performances the following week will be made available to fans for some of the very best seats in the theater at $40 ($20 per [p]art). These tickets are known as the “Friday Forty” and will only be available via the official website, harrypotteronstage.com, TodayTix.com or the TodayTix [a]pp.
To win access to purchase the “Friday Forty” tickets, fans can enter via Today Tix [sic] from Monday 12:01 a.m. PT until Friday 1 p.m. PT for the following week’s performances. Winners will be notified each Friday between 1 p.m. PT and 5 p.m. PT.
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Previews will begin with Part One on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, and Part Two on Thursday, October 24, 2019, and the Official Opening performances of Parts [sic] One and Part Two will be on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
The schedule for preview performances and some holiday weeks varies from the regular schedule.
From November 20, 2019, the regular performance schedule will be:
Monday – no performance
Tuesday – no performance
Wednesday – 2 p.m. Part One & 7:30 p.m. Part Two
Thursday – 7:30 p.m. Part One
Friday – 7:30 p.m. Part Two
Saturday – 2 p.m. Part One & 7:30 p.m. Part Two
Sunday – 1 p.m. Part One & 6:30 p.m. Part Two