We are excited to announce that the first-ever ‘autism-adapted’ performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be taking place at the Palace Theatre in London this summer, making this award-winning production even more accessible for autistic people and their families.

All staff, including cast and security, will have had training in autism, you’ll get a visual story to prepare you for the day and small adaptations to sound and lighting will have been made. You’ll be welcomed by volunteers from The National Autistic Society, have access to quiet rooms and generally be entering a welcoming, non-judgemental environment. 

Date: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one play told in two parts.

Part One will take place on Thursday August 23 and Part Two on Friday 24 August 2018

Time: Both parts of the performance will start at 7.30pm – you can arrive at the theatre from 6pm.

Location: Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY

How long are the shows?

Each showing is approximately 2h40mins, including one 20 min interval for each performance.

How much are tickets?

This will depend on the seats you choose but will range from £30 - £90 (please note these prices are for both showings – you cannot purchase a ticket for only one part)

How can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased through the Nimax Access phone line on 0330 333 4410. You’ll be guided through a number of questions to determine you and/or your group’s needs to ensure you get the most appropriate seats. 

Do you offer a concession rate?

No – tickets are set at a standard rate. 

Is the venue accessible?

Yes, there is a disabled access and this performance will have increased access seating to accommodate additional people who require wheelchairs. This is of course still limited so we strongly advise you to consider your accessibility needs when you book your tickets. All wheelchair accessible seating and toilets are located in the stalls. For more information regarding the accessibility of the theatre, please visit https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/uk/access/ 

Will I receive a ticket? 

There is a choice to either collect your tickets from the box office on the day of the performance, or have your tickets mailed to you ahead of the performance. All tickets will be mailed 2 weeks prior to the performance and there is no fee for the postage.
If you have selected for your tickets to be posted to you and have since moved address, please contact the ticketing partner with whom you booked your tickets.
If you are purchasing your tickets from overseas, all tickets will be held at the box office to collect on the day of the performance.

Is this the only autism-friendly showing of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?

At the moment, yes – although we are optimistic that regular performances will be scheduled at a later date. 

I can't make this performance, how can I find out about other shows I can attend?

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