Calling all witches and wizards! If you’re more of a Knockturn Alley person than a Diagon Alley one, then you’ll be happy to know that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is delving into the darker side of the Wizarding World. October has been transformed into Dark Arts Month, and there will be a series of wicked events for you to check out.
Dark Arts Month
From Tuesday October 11, the foyer of the Princess Theatre will have pop-up photo opportunities and a costume display. See the outfits of characters, like the cruel Professor Umbridge, before you settle in and watch the magical show.
On Sunday October 16, there will be an exclusive pre-show event for ticket holders at 6pm. Watch and learn all about the show’s wizardry, with an Introduction to Magic workshop by Australian Illusions & Magic Associate Lee Cohen.
Attend a special performance on Wednesday October 19, and receive a free dark mark temporary tattoo to take home.
Finally, in the last week of October, all Potterheads are invited to take part in a Dark Arts inspired dress-up competition. Post your dastardly costumes onto social media, tagging @CursedChildAus and #DarkArtsMonth for your chance to win a Dark Arts merchandise pack, and a poster signed by the Cursed Child cast.
As if that wasn’t enough of a reason to see the play, for all of October, all audiences can enjoy $30 off tickets priced $75 and over. If you haven’t seen this incredible show yet, or you’d like to relive the magic once more, this month is the time to do so.