It was expected tickets to the Australian production of Harry Potter & The Cursed Child were going to be in demand, but not everyone got their Hogwarts Letter tickets yesterday, even with a priority access code.
In a new (and fair) queue system, fans were asked to enter a ‘virtual waiting room’ from 11am before the sale begun at 12pm. In a bid to ward off scalpers and bots, everyone was randomly given a spot in the queue.
It was awesome for those who found themselves with seats within 15 minutes. However, others saw themselves wait for hours for their opportunity to make a purchase within the pre-sale allocation. It seemed the queue had a limit of 40,000 people at a time, though it is unknown how many tickets were actually sold.
If you did sign up for priority access, received a unique code and missed out, there is still hope! The production company announced a second pre-sale on Wednesday, August 1st at 12pm. If you DID get seats, you won’t be able to use your code again – no mischief to be managed here!
Missed out on priority access? The rest of the tickets for the season will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 6th at 9am. Don’t miss the Hogwarts Express!
Harry Potter & The Cursed Child will play at Melbourne's Princess Theatre from 16th January to 2nd June 2019. Ticket prices range from $65-$175. For more information, go here.
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