'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Tickets Sell Out Immediately

Clare Mulligan

This morning, fans lined up in virtual queues for newly released Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets. The London West End play has seen massive financial success ever since it opened this summer, and the script version of Cursed Child sold extremely well, with MuggleNetreporting that it moved over 2 million copies in just its first two days on sale.

In an email sent out to subscribers earlier this week and republished in Express, 60,000 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets "will be released for performances from 13 December 2017 to 4 February 2018. Tickets are priced from £15 and there are over 300 tickets for every performance at £20 or less per part."

The method for buying Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets is unusual compared to how fans normally buy tickets for popular concerts and events. While most consumers are probably used to refreshing Ticketmaster the second tickets go on sale and hoping for the best, Cursed Child rewards those who prepare ahead of time by placing them in a queue. However, once potential ticket buyers have their spot in the Cursed Child queue, they are not necessarily guaranteed to get tickets.

Fans eagerly joined the queue, hoping to buy tickets to the in-demand play. However, the queue exceeded ticket availability, and many took to Twitter to complain about long wait times and difficulty accessing Cursed Child tickets.

There is still some good news for American Cursed Child fans. The Rowling Library reports that Cursed Child could start performances in New York City on Broadway as early as 2018.

Massive sold-out crowds at the theater aren't the only successes that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has achieved. The book version of the play, which was written by Jack Thorne, has also received critical accolades. MuggleNet reports that Cursed Child has "been nominated for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards in the Best Fantasy Category... [and] has made it to the final round."

The awards are fan-voted, and any Harry Potter fans looking to support Cursed Child can vote for it on the GoodReads website here.

Did you attempt to get Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets this morning?

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