Harry Potter and The Cursed Child tickets selling secondhand for £1,000 each
Want to see Harry Potter and The Cursed Child any time soon? Time to empty out your vault at Gringotts.
Just a few days after the Cursed Child script was released in book form, the most magical play in London released new tickets for sale through 2017. Fans of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world snapped those tickets up almost immediately, with prices ranging from £15 to £70 for both part one and part two. But now, many of those tickets are up for sale on secondhand sites like StubHub and eBay, going for hundreds and even thousands of pounds.
Jack Thorne and John Tiffany’s play is split into two parts, and on StubHub, tickets to one performance will cost you at least a few hundred pounds, while tickets to both run as high as £1,975 apiece.
While regular tickets to the show are completely sold out, The Cursed Child does run a promotion called “Friday Forty,” releasing 40 tickets for sale every Friday, priced at only £40 for both shows.
And tickets to the play aren’t the only thing selling faster than a speeding Hippogriff. Last week, Scholastic announced that after only two days, the script book had sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. and Canada alone.
Set 19 years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Cursed Child is a new original story from Rowling, Thorne, and Tiffany, chronicling the post-Hogwarts life of Harry and his struggle to connect with his young son, Albus Severus. Check out EW’s review of the book here, and if you’ve already finished it, head here for our (spoiler-filled!) deep dive into all the new revelations.