Does the returns sue open at 10am? I'm looking at going on a Sunday or Wednesday, can anyone tell me what time they got there and if they got tickets? I was thinking of going at like 6 am as I really don't want to miss out.
Need some advice please. Not a Potterhead so haven't been following all the chat in this thread.
Sister and niece coming up to London next Sunday (4th December), leaving Monday. Teenage niece would die and think she had gone to heaven if we could get tickets (2) for Sunday.
I know its like hens teeth, but trying to work out the best strategy to try at least. Have been searching the Nimax/ATG sites of course. And will drop into the box office during the week, just in case anything is coming up for Sunday.
But, if that fails, what is the situation with queueing on Sunday? Don't mind getting up early (family huh?)but no desire to spend an entire day sitting on the pavement in London (been there, done that...) How does it work? Do you queue early and then the box office opens at 10am and you get given tickets? Or do you have to queue all day?I know they do not hand out the tickets early because of the touting situation, but not sure how it works.
Sorry if this has all been explained elsewhere, haven't got time at the moment to read it all. Thanks!
They sell return tickets as they come in. So if you get there at 6/7am, you're more likely to get tickets earlier in the day (possibly even right when the box office opens). When I went, I got there right at 10. I was about 20th in line, and I was lucky enough to be offered tickets 10 minutes before the 2pm Part 1. It was a really close call, though.
But would you really want to see only one half? Would you walk out of a movie at half time?
I cannot really answer your question whether you can return the ticket for the second show, however I would recommend to try for other tickets at some point that match your budget and would enable you to see the full thing. It's not like the two shows are separate stories, it's basically one long story you'd miss half of by only seeing the first show.
I assume it is possible, I'm sure there's a returns queue on nights when only Part 2 is running, but I've not heard of anyone doing this so it's an assumption rather than an informed idea. It's not like Henry IV though where you can happily see one at a time and still get a decent story, it really is one super-long play hacked in the middle. I don't think it's significantly spoilery either to say that the cut off point at the end of Part 1 really does have the power to frustrate if you're not coming back right away for Part 2, and I imagine it would be even worse if you weren't coming back at all! It's your standard interval hook, but ramped up A LOT.
I was in an online queue for 10 hours last August, but managed to get 2 tickets to Cursed child in July (eek!). Since then however, I have found out I am pregnant and due in May- and as I live in Manchester it's not going to be possible to leave a newborn and travel to London to see two shows 😭 I have contacted the theatre and there is no chance of a swap, they said I could sell them to my friend and let them know her name and my booking reference and they will change the booking to ensure she gets in fine- but I can't bare to do it just yet if there's a chance of a swap! We are thinking of coming to London for a babymoon on Fri 24th Feb to Sun 26th- any suggestions on how we can secure tickets before we spend a fortune booking a train and hotel?
We are thinking of coming to London for a babymoon
I believe that's what's more commonly known as a holiday...except one of you is pregnant.
I'm a bit confused by the original question though, as the theatre have said there's no way to swap (as it's sold out) the only way you'll get tickets is if you stand in the returns queue, which might not be ideal for a pregnant lady. If I were you I'd buy new tickets in the next allocation going on sale soon, for when the baby is older and can be left for a weekend. And perhaps see something else on the 'Babymoon'
(ok now I'm thinking of the scary baby in the sun in Teletubbies for the word 'babymoon')
See, I get the joke, the answer is obviously "the woman", but potternutter hasn't actually specified if her other half is a man or a lady, so just... "one of you". That'll do. (In some couples it could be "both of you" but that's going to be a much less frequent occurrence.)