Enjoy a Magical Experience with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Continue the story of Harry Potter with his son Albus! (Photo credit: Toronto cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Photo by Evan Zimmerman)

Set 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts that takes place in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a story that is as fantastical as it is thought-provoking, dealing with the complexity of parenthood, self-acceptance, and a new generation of wizards. When Harry Potter’s head-strong son Albus befriends the son of his fiercest rival, Draco Malfoy, it sparks an unbelievable new journey for them all with potential consequences drastically impacting the past and the future! Prepare for a mind-blowing race through time, spectacular spells, and an epic battle, all brought to life with the most astonishing theatrical magic ever seen on stage! You can read more about the play here!

The CAA Ed Mirvish theatre will be transformed, as the magic isn’t just on the stage! (Photo credit: (centre l-r) Luke Kimball as Albus Potter and Thomas Mitchell Barnet as Scorpius Malfoy and company. Photo by Evan Zimmerman)

The theatre has two entrances: the main entrance at 244 Victoria Street, and 263 Yonge Street; the latter has a foyer that will take you into the world of Hogwarts and Harry Potter! This includes a selfie alley with incredible installations, dragon sconces illuminating the halls, a Patronus wall at the grand staircase for an awe-inspiring augmented reality experience, and more. The theatre itself has been transformed, being repainted from its original butterscotch yellow to a brooding colour appropriately called “Witchcraft”, and has been reshaped to create a more intimate experience for theatregoers while highlighting the spectacular illusions in the show! There are also merchandise kiosks for those looking for a whimsical souvenir or an extra present under the tree. Delicious treats can also be enjoyed, which include Butterbeer, jelly beans, Hogwarts candies, and chocolate wands!

Enjoy a show that’s as thrilling as the Hogwarts Express! (Photo credit: Thomas Mitchell Barnet as Scorpius Malfoy and Luke Kimball as Albus Potter. Photo by Evan Zimmerman)

One of our team members was able to enjoy the whole experience, and had a glowing review:

“The magic of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child starts as soon as you arrive to the theatre! It was one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever had. There were tons of photo ops and themed installations as soon as you enter in the “selfie alley”. Butterbeer and various other Hogwarts-themed food was available such as chocolate frogs, wands and so much more. The ambiance was amazing; the theatre itself was transformed, painted a darker colour and affixed with dragon sconces. The special effects during the show were like none other I’ve ever seen before - it was truly one of a kind. People of all ages and familiarity levels of Harry Potter would be able to enjoy this show, I highly recommend it to anyone!”

Toronto is the only Canadian city to catch this award-winning theatrical experience!

Taking place at the historic CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning play that is here to stay! Toronto is 1 of only 6 cities worldwide that is playing host to this show (others include London, New York, Tokyo, and more) and is the only Canadian city that will see this magical show (which features an all-Canadian cast, with actors from Toronto, Ajax, and more!). Tickets to the show are an incredible holiday gift, and the show is for the whole family, whether they’re fans of Harry Potter or not!

The CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre is the perfect setting for this magical experience!

For over a century, the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre has been hosting incredible plays and musicals, while being at the centre of Toronto’s popular entertainment scene. Formerly known as the Canon Theatre, and before that the Pantages, it was renamed in honour of Ed Mirvish after his passing in 2007; Mirvish founded the Toronto landmark Honest Ed’s and purchased Toronto's historic Royal Alexandra Theatre, one of the oldest and most prolific theatres in North America. From there, Mirvish Productions was born; you can read more about Ed Mirvish, Mirvish Productions, and the theatre’s history here!

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

With a venue as historic as the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, a franchise as beloved as Harry Potter, a cast as Canadian as maple syrup, and an experience as enchanting as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there’s no reason not to head to the theatre for one of the most incredible performances of the year! It’s a great experience for everybody in the family and is the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season! Tickets are starting from $69, and are available for afternoon and evening showings on Tuesdays through Sundays (there is an alternate schedule for holidays)) throughout the rest of the year and into 2023 Visit their website for more information, follow them on Instagram for the latest announcements, and get ready for a magical experience and an emotionally gripping story with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

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