“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Melbourne Performances Get Postponed Once Again

2020 has not been kind to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Performances in various countries have been postponed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it seems like the magic will not be gracing our stages for the rest of the year. 

To date, Hamburg, London, Melbourne, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto performances have been postponed until 2021. Melbourne fans had been holding out hope to see Cursed Child before the end of the year, but sadly, it has just been announced that the production will be postponed for another nine weeks. Performances that were set to take place from November 4, 2020, to January 17, 2021, are now canceled, and tickets for performances on those dates will be automatically rescheduled for performances starting May 21, 2021. Executive producer Michael Cassel thanked fans for their patience, adding that he looks forward to welcoming everyone back to the wizarding world next year. 

We have decided to postpone these nine weeks of performances in the sincere hope that by mid-January we can be sure that a visit to the Princess Theatre will be COVID safe for our crew, our front-of-house staff, our wonderful company of actors and of course you, our audience.

The silver lining in all this is that seating allocation originally booked will remain the same for the rescheduled performances, and affected ticket holders will be contacted with details regarding the new dates. Provisions will also be made for those who cannot attend the rescheduled shows, as well as those who are affected by travel restrictions. For more information on the performances and the ticketing policy, fans can keep an eye on the play’s social media channels or visit Cursed Child Australia’s website

We might have to wait a little longer to experience the magic onstage again, but at least most performances have set dates for next year, and hopefully, they’ll stick this time. The current rescheduled dates for Cursed Child performances are as follows:

No dates have been set for the Toronto performances yet, but we will update you as more information becomes available. To pass the time until next year, we suggest a Harry Potter marathon – there’s nothing better than binging the films and rereading all the books. The magic is all around us; we just need to look for it. 

Are you planning on attending one of the Cursed Child performances next year? What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments. 

Press Release

In line with current government advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19, performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre will be suspended for a further nine weeks.

Performances from November 4, 2020, to January 17, 2021, will be postponed and rescheduled. Ticket holders will be automatically moved to an alternative date from May 12, 2021, 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 interstate and international customers impacted by continuing travel restrictions as well as those unable to attend their rescheduled performance.

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/.

Executive Producer Michael Cassel said today: “We have decided to postpone these nine weeks of performances in the sincere hope that by mid-January we can be sure that a visit to the Princess Theatre will be COVID safe for our crew, our front-of-house staff, our wonderful company of actors and of course you, our audience.

["]Many of you have been asked more than once to reschedule, and I thank you for being so patient. We are absolutely committed to staying the course, and I look forward to welcoming you into the wonderful, magical world of Harry Potter and [t]he Cursed Child in the not-too-distant future.”

 

Want more posts like this one? MuggleNet is 99% volunteer-run, and we need your help. With your monthly pledge of $1, you can interact with creators, suggest ideas for future posts, and enter exclusive swag giveaways!

Support us on Patreon

Marica Laing

Growing up, I was a massive fan of Harry Potter and my love for the stories grew as I got older. It’s no surprise then that I love writing about all things Potter related. When I’m not writing about all the magic, you’ll find me reading (probably something Harry Potter related), listening to music, or writing some songs.

Welcome to MuggleNet!

 

Would you like to join our mailing list?