Experience some magic and the world of wizardry this March break with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child performance in Toronto.
The show is playing at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre downtown and is the only location in all of Canada to host the spellbinding hit. For March break, there are special performance times that have been added to the schedule, with afternoon matinees from March 14-19. There is also a limited-time offer where guests can save 25% on four or more tickets with code: POTTER4PACK.
Based on the books first released in 1997, the dazzling performance provides a fun and new take on the series that everyone can enjoy. The immersive experience involves everything you need to travel to Hogwarts and will leave you pondering if you belong to the Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin house.
The adventurous performance stars Harry Potter’s head-strong son, Albus, who befriends the son of Harry’s rival, Draco Malfoy. The pair of teens form an unlikely bond and embark on a wild journey through time. The show also includes Harry’s school pals, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and Harry’s mentor Albus Dumbledore. The performance is a fun-filled adaptation of the famous books and films, with a few twists and turns to keep you on your toes.
The entire theatre has been transformed with hidden surprises to discover around every corner from the moment you arrive. The audience is fully immersed in the show which sometimes breaks the fourth wall to truly involve everyone in the moment.
The cast is marvellous and charming with their impressive portrayal of old and new characters from the series. They also move swiftly and magically around the stage, while seamlessly transitioning to the next scene.
Audience members will be wowed by the magic of the stage itself, equipped with neat props that cleverly assist in telling the story.
Meanwhile, in the Mirvish foyer guests can enjoy all the perks that Hogwarts has to offer. Delicious confectionery items are available to purchase, including jelly beans, cupcakes, Hogwarts-coloured candies, chocolate frogs, and of course, chocolate wands. Harry Potter’s renowned ButterBeer is also available and serves as a delicious treat to enjoy during the show.
If you want to become a wizard yourself, the theatre has several kiosks where you can purchase garments reflecting your desired Hogwarts school colour, along with stuffed owls in honour of Harry’s snowy pet owl Hedwig and the cherished wands that all Hogwarts members must not be without.
The Mirvish theatre includes a “Selfie Alley,” paying homage Diagon Alley from the books. The entertaining setup is located in the Yonge Street foyer and includes a variety of installations where guests can get their photos taken. One stop in the alley is a London, England telephone booth similar to the one Harry uses to travel to the Ministry of Magic. The Patronus Wall provides another unique opportunity where guests can use Instagram filters to make the wall’s various patroni come to life. A Patronus, for those who might not know, refers to a defensive spell which produces a silver animal guardian used to protect a witch or wizard against evil.
Whether you’re a huge fan of the franchise or looking for an adventurous escape to another world, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a magical time that everyone will remember.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit mirvish.com.