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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Lyric Theatre
214 West 43rd Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: 9 to 14+


19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved the wizarding world, they’re back as overworked parents. A sequel centered around Harry and Draco’s teen sons; best for those who have read/watched the whole series to avoid confusion and spoilers. Expect exciting time travel, spectacular spells, epic battles and reckoning with family legacies with excellent acting, impressive puppetry, stunning theatrical special effects and a magical atmosphere. Now condensed from two plays to  one looong evening. A special treat for Potterheads who can handle the violence in the series and listen quietly for almost 4 hours.

The wizarding theme continues throughout the theater. Bring a portrait, a Patronus, and the Enchanted Ceiling to life by scanning special QR codes throughout the lobby. Enjoy magical munchies from Chocolate Frogs to Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans at conessions (which can be ordered from the seat). Photo ops include a London phone booth and House Banners.

⏱ 3 hours 45 minutes, with one intermission
❤️ Adults kiss. Discussion of a child being born out of wedlock.
💥  Scarier than the first 3 books but more mild than 6-7.  Wand fighting, death by curses and disease, soul-sucking dementors, discussion of past violent deaths.

🎟 Frequently at TKTS for $59-$129.
🎟 Enter the digital lottery the Friday before for $40 tickets.

⭐️ Also check out the Harry Potter store in Flatiron, which has a theatrical VR experience.

📖  You don’t have to have finished all the complete Harry Potter series books to follow the action, but more references will be understood, plus since this a sequel there are spoilers. The script of the original two-part production is available for avid readers.