San Francisco’s Curran Theater has been transformed into a wild wizarding world that now hosts one of the most acclaimed plays in history: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The two-part drama is the eighth adventure in the Harry Potter saga and the first to be presented on stage.
Since its July 2016 opening at London’s Palace Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has garnered 25 major U.S. trophies, including six Tony Awards, and 24 major U.K. awards including nine Olivier Awards.
In Cursed Child, Harry Potter fans will see many familiar and beloved names mixed in with a new generation of characters. The story unfolds 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final novel in J.K. Rowling’s literary series. Grown-up versions of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Draco Malfoy, and Hermione Granger send their kids off to study at their alma mater, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry, now a harried employee at the Ministry of Magic, tries to downplay his rock-star wizard status as his adolescent son, Albus, squirms under his father’s shadow and struggles to fit in at Hogwarts. When Albus gets mixed up in a time-travel scheme gone awry, all wizarding hell breaks loose. Spells are cast, curses are inflicted, and wand battles send people and objects flying through the air.
Jack Thorne wrote the Cursed Child script based on a story written in collaboration with director John Tiffany and novelist J.K. Rowling. Because of the play’s epic length—more than five hours of running time—it’s split into two parts. Audience members buy separate tickets for Parts One and Two, which can be seen in the same day or on separate days.
Tickets are on sale for San Francisco’s production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child through June 20, 2020 at HarryPotterOnStage.com and in-person at the Curran Theater box office. Prices range from $59-199. A limited number of discounted tickets are available by lottery through the Friday Forty program at TodayTix.com or the TodayTix app. The play is suitable for ages 10 and up.