Are you a die-hard Harry Potter fan?

Do you have kids who are getting into the series for the first time, allowing you to relive the magic you experienced as a youngster?

Maybe you’re still begrudgingly waiting for your letter from Hogwarts!

You’ve read all the books. You’ve marathoned the movies.

And starting from mid-January, you’ll be able to watch the next chapter in the Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child performed live on stage – right here in Melbourne!

Princess Theatre parking

It doesn’t matter what kind of show you’re attending – planning is crucial to any night at the theatre.

In addition to buying tickets and choosing your attire, that also means finding a place to leave your car.

Looking for Princess Theatre parking? You’ve found the solution with Le Garage!

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: what you need to know

  • When: From Wednesday, 16th January, 2019
  • Where: Princess Theatre, 163 Spring Street
  • Time: Various performance times including matinees and evenings

Running from the 16th of January, Melbourne is part of an exclusive club – we’re only the third city in the world to play host to this production after London and New York! (It’s also heading to San Francisco later this year and Hamburg in 2020.)

There’s also a totally unique way to how the show is being presented…

Unlike other stage shows, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was written as a two-parter, just like the film adaptations of the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

What this means is the story is split over two separate, full-length performances.

You know what that means?

Double the Harry Potter magic!

The scheduling can seem a little confusing, but Ticketmaster has laid it out simply.

To summarise, they recommend booking the two parts concurrently.

The options to book both parts are as follows:

  • Wednesdays – View Part 1 at 2pm and Part 2 at 7:30pm
  • Thursdays – Book Part 1 at 7:30pm and view Part 2 on Friday at 7:30pm
  • Saturdays – View Part 1 at 2pm and Part 2 at 7:30pm
  • Sundays – View Part 1 at 2pm and Part 2 at 7:30pm

One ticket to any Part 1 session above will automatically secure your position for the subsequent Part 2. This method is Ticketmaster’s recommendation.

However, you also have the option to split your parts. For example, if you book Part 1 on Wednesday at 2pm, you’ll have to book a subsequent ticket on either a following Wednesday or Friday at 7:30pm.

Prices start at $65 per part ($130 for both) up to $175 per part ($350 for both)

Find out more about viewing Part 1 and Part 2 here.

What is The Cursed Child about?

If you haven’t finished the series yourself, we recommend getting on top of that ASAP – here be spoilers!

Picking up almost immediately after the final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child follows both the original cast and their kids in a new adventure.

On the kids’ side, you have Harry and Ginny’s son Albus and Draco’s son Scorpius. After fiddling with a Time-Turner, the boys accidentally change history, creating a future where Voldemort wins!

Amidst all of this, they also have to deal with living up to their parents’ names, bullying, and dealing with a growing divide between them and their folks.

If the final Harry Potter book left you yearning for more wizardry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not to be missed!

 

Choose Le Garage for Princess Theatre parking

Located a short walk away from the Princess Theatre, Le Garage is your #1 choice for Princess Theatre parking.

Not only are we closeby, but our Flinders Street parking garage is also safe, clean, and offers highly competitive CBD parking rates.

Best of all, you can pre-book your spot online to save even more!

Just click here to access our easy-to-use online portal. Input your entrance and exit times, enter your payment details, and we’ll email you an invoice with a unique code.

All you need to do when you turn up is enter this code at the boomgates – and you’re in!