“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Suspensions Continue in Melbourne and London

All across the globe, we’re seeing changes brought on by COVID-19. The productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are among the countless theater creations placed on hold during the pandemic. To comply with the latest government guidelines in their respective areas, theaters in Melbourne, Australia, and London, England, will be extending their original suspensions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by one month, from May 31, 2020, to June 28, 2020.

The Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, has revealed that it will be rescheduling all performances of Cursed Child from June 3 through June 28. Ticket holders will automatically be moved to one of the alternative dates set for November 25 or later. Customers affected by these changes will be contacted about their rescheduled date. The theater announced it will make provisions for those who have conflicts on their postponement date as well as for international customers.

To stay up to date on Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, watch its social media channels for special announcements. You can also get the latest information on Cursed Child on the play’s website.

Following the announcement from the Princess Theatre, the London production of Cursed Child made the same decision to postpone dates through June 28, announcing the update on Instagram:

 

 

The health and safety of all customers is the top priority for both theaters. The Princess Theatre and the Palace Theatre have expressed their thanks for the patience and dedication of their staff and fans alike and for their unending commitment during these uncertain times. To stay in the loop on other postponed events and productions, we’ve got you covered.

Press Release

MEDIA STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY 5 MAY 2020

The producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have a continuing commitment to the safety and peace of mind of all its audiences, cast and company, and theatre staff.

In line with the latest government advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the suspension of performances at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre will be extended by a further month.

Performances from Wednesday 3 June to Sunday 28 June will be postponed and rescheduled. Ticket holders will be automatically moved to an alternative date from Wednesday 25 November onwards, with the same seating allocation they originally booked.

Affected customers will be contacted directly with details of their rescheduled date. Provisions will be made for those unable to attend the postponed performance they’ve been allocated. Interstate and international customers impacted by travel restrictions will also be accommodated.

The producers are closely following the guidance of the Australian Federal and Victorian Governments and will continue to assess the rolling suspension of performances based on the most up-to-date advice.

The latest information regarding ticketing policy and performances is regularly updated on the play’s official social media channels and website, www.harrypottertheplay.com/au/.

During its first year at the Princess Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child welcomed 326,500 people through the doors, well surpassing any previous record set by a stage play in the history of Australian theatre. The producers are heartened by the flattening of the coronavirus curve in Australia and look forward to sharing the magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child again soon when it is safe to continue.

Were you planning on going to see one of these productions in June? Let us know in the comments below!

Brittany Bennett

A proud Hufflepuff and nerd beyond measure, Harry Potter has always been the series I call home.