“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Announces Showbill Cover Art Contest

In celebration of this year’s Back to Hogwarts, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is running a competition for fans living in the United States – its first-ever showbill contest – and there are some magical prizes on offer for the winners. 

To enter, you need to submit your own original Cursed Child artwork. The piece can be drawn, collaged, painted, or created digitally, but it must not be created using artificial intelligence. 



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The winner of the contest will have their artwork featured on the Broadway showbill cover at the Lyric Theatre for the whole of September. They will also receive $950 in cash, two tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and a package of Cursed Child merchandise.

The two runners-up who come second and third will also win tickets to watch the show. 

The artwork must be submitted by 11:00 a.m. ET on July 8, 2024. Entrants must be 18 years or older to submit their own piece, and for those under 18, a parent or legal guardian can submit their artwork. All submissions must come from residents of the United States. Be sure to read the rest of the terms and conditions online, which includes a Rules & Guidelines section with important information on what to include on your artwork.

To submit your creation, it must be emailed as an attachment or downloadable link to showbill@harrypotteronstage.com.

Cursed Child is the most successful non-musical Broadway show in history and has sold over 10 million tickets worldwide since it premiered in London, England, in 2016. It has also won a multitude of awards, including nine Laurence Olivier Awards. 

The show is currently running in London, New York, Hamburg, and Tokyo, with its North American tour kicking off in Chicago later this year before moving on to Hollywood in February 2025.


Press Release

Pens, Pencils, Paints and Wands at the Ready!

Celebrate Back to Hogwarts This Year at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child By Entering the First-Ever Showbill Cover Art Contest

Your Original Design Could be featured on the Cover of Every Showbill through the Month of September!

(New York, NY – June 4, 2024) Over the past six years, fans of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have shared artwork they’ve created inspired by the award-winning theatrical sensation. The production celebrates these talented artists this September to celebrate Back to Hogwarts, when young witches and wizards go back to school to start a new year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.‌

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is calling on fans to submit their own original artwork in the first-ever Showbill cover art contest. The grand prize winner’s creation will be featured on the Broadway Showbill cover at the Lyric Theatre for the entire month of September and will also receive a cash prize of $950, two tickets to the show, and a curated package of Cursed Child merch. The artists who come in both 2nd and 3rd place will also win tickets to the show.‌

In order to be considered, artwork must be received between today, June 4, 2024 and 11:00am EST on July 8, 2024. You must be 18 years of age or older to submit your artwork. For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian may submit. Submissions must come from residents of the United States.

For more information and to read terms and conditions, visit www.harrypotterbroadway.com/ShowbillContest.

Tickets are available to purchase at www.HarryPotterBroadway.com, by calling (855) 551-9777 and in person at the Lyric Theatre box office (214 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036).

More About Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage and the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, has sold over 10 million tickets worldwide since its world premiere in London in July 2016 and holds a record 60 major honors, with nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play and six Tony Awards including Best Play. The international phenomenon has cast its spell worldwide with productions currently running in London, New York, Hamburg, and Tokyo. A North American tour launches in Chicago in September 2024.

The most successful non-musical play in Broadway history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has the unique distinction of being named by the Guinness World Records as the highest-grossing non-musical play in Broadway history with over $330 million total sales and over 2.583 million tickets sold. It’s also now the 5th longest running play in Broadway history.

Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany.

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, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. US Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

It’s time to believe in magic again. When Harry Potter’s head-strong son Albus befriends the son of his fiercest rival, Draco Malfoy, it sparks an unbelievable new journey for them all—with the power to change the past and future forever. Prepare for a mind-blowing race through time, spectacular spells, and an epic battle, all brought to life with the most astonishing theatrical magic ever seen on stage. “You’ll be wondering ‘how’d they do that?’ for days to come” (People Magazine).

Grace Hurley

I'm an animal-loving Ravenclaw with a Masters Degree in Writing and a passion for the Harry Potter universe since the age of five.