Harry Potter fans in Australia spend $25 million in Cursed Child pre-sales


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child isn’t even out in Australia yet and Potterheads are already going crazy. In just four days of pre-sales, fans have spent $25 million.

If you thought Harry Potter fans in Britain and the States were crazy, wait until you hear about the Australians. Within the first four days of pre-sales (yes, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is still in pre-sale stage there), Potterheads spent $25 million. The play won’t even start until January in Melbourne!

Anyone who says that the Wizarding World is dead will need to argue against these figures. Fans around the world are snapping at the chance to get their hands on tickets. The $25 million now makes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child the highest selling show in pre-sale ever in Australia, according to Mamma Mia.

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Unfortunately, it’s not all good news. As with everywhere else, there’s always some to ruin it for the many. During the pre-sale, Ticketmaster customers had a number of error messages but had their money deducted from their cards. They didn’t even get their hands on the tickets. Instead, some scalpers got the tickets and put them onto scalper sites. You guessed it; these tickets are at inflated prices.

The tickets didn’t open up until general sale until Aug. 6. When you go to the Ticket Master site, you’re automatically put into a queue and then taken to the ticketing page when it’s your turn. You’ll need to act fast, as at the time of writing this; tickets between January and June 2019 were already completely sold out!

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Australia has opted to do the showings slightly differently to the West End and Broadway. While Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays will have the matinee performance and then the evening performance, the Thursdays and Fridays don’t. Thursday will show part one and you’re automatically booked a ticket for part two on the Friday night.

Thursday and Friday don’t work? You’re a bit limited on changes. You can either switch the Thursday night to the Wednesday matinee or the Friday night to the Wednesday night.

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Are you surprised that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is so popular in Australia? What do you think about the changes to the matinee performance? Leave a comment below sharing your thoughts.