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#25HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/11/19 at 4:38pm

I agree with you Fosse76.  I live in LA.  My schedule's not as flexible, and I didn't want to jump into the March 14 release pool.  But I finally got mid-balcony for Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 (that seems like an eon away).   I'm going back to work HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco  Best of luck to everyone.  It's very helpful to be able to share here.

Updated On: 3/11/19 at 04:38 PM

MessyButKind
#26HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/11/19 at 4:40pm

Clicked my link for the virtual waiting room at 10:30 exactly... when the queue began at 11am, I started at 15,400 in line, have whittled it down to 6,512 as of 1:30pm.  Not sure what, if anything, would even be left in my price range (also looking for lower-end, have been seeing too many shows lately so my theater budget is negligible at this point.)  

I need to leave work in an hour, so I'll have to leave my wifi access, and will most likely lose my place in line(???)  It sounds like if I click my link again once I get home, it will start over. I didn't purchase Hamilton tix from SHN this last go-round, but from what I understood of their virtual queuing system, you entered your email address and were then notified when your turn was up.  Not sure why this system is configured in such a way to force you to leave the tab open the entire time.

 

(side note: I have stalked these boards for years, and somehow felt the need to finally register today to post this potentially useless information.  I have taken more than I have given you all, for sure frown)

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#27HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/11/19 at 7:25pm

StageDoor3 said: "And you'd have better luck in getting tickets, NYfanfromCA HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco"

I'm currently 2412 in the queue.  It's a good thing I am just doing this for fun.  I think I should just fly the family to NY instead laugh.

NatalieA
#28HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/11/19 at 7:35pm

My family got online when it opened, had our tickets by 12:30 - late January of 2020. Were limited to Sundays but besides that had some flexibility as we're local. Updated On: 3/11/19 at 07:35 PM

Mwkorona
#29HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/11/19 at 7:47pm

Got in waiting room at 10:30AM was just under 10K when the queue loaded at 11AM. Was unsure how long the queue would take when I went to lunch, tried to click the link from my phone to see if it took me to the same spot (around 8K by then), it didn't. Put me in queue on my phone just under 17K. The one on my computer was still moving so I left that one and went to lunch. Got back from lunch and was at 2K and the spot on my computer was not moving. Finally started moving about 40 min later. Got in to buy tickets at 1:40PM. Tried to look at a few price points/dates and every time you released tickets you got a white spinning screen. Based on tweets of people waiting for 30+ min on that screen then getting booted, I decided to try to refresh. The first 3x it took me back to the "It is Your Turn" screen and let me back in, I had decided I was going to try to get the first set of tix it offered me back (or at least that day/price) and I tried the same refresh trick while on the white screen - this time it told me that they were having trouble with my request and putting me back in the queue. At that time I had over 20K in front of me. My phone on the other hand was down to 8K, so decided to wait for that (leaving the one on my computer open just in case). Finally just before 4pm I got back in (on phone this time). When it first went in I didn't get to make any selections, just spinning white - waited 3 min and then tried to refresh, and it let me in. First date I tried to get tix for said 'Limited Availability' but when I searched I got the 'Availability has changed' message and that I would need to select a new date - again white spinning screen of nothingness. Refreshed again, was able to pick a new date, and just took what the offered me. Way to buggy to try to browse, I think you have to be committed to just taking whatever you can find on the first date you search.

I saw this in NYC on the far side of row K in the orchestra which were fantastic seats. These tickets were $150 less (total for two for both shows) but I am far side mezzanine row G - these feel worse but hopefully it is still a good view. I wasn't willing to go to premium pricing since I have already seen the show. I really wish Curran had published the seating chart with price breaks displayed, because I had indicated I would take price level A or B, but maybe I would have held out for a different date with A or gone to C if I knew where breaks were...

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#30HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/11/19 at 7:47pm

NYfanfromCA said: "StageDoor3 said: "And you'd have better luck in getting tickets, NYfanfromCA HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco"

I'm currently 2412 in the queue. It's a good thing I am just doing this for fun. I think I should just fly the family to NY insteadlaugh.
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I'm in, but it just keeps spinning.  Then it popped up a message and said, sorry, your device is offline.  I'm on my computer with Internet, so obviously that is not true.  I would be super frustrated if I actually wanted to buy tickets today.

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#31HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/11/19 at 7:59pm

Okay, just got into the site and I am looking for a Sunday in May, Price A tickets and it gave me Orchestra F 9, 11.  Side orchestra, $169 per part.  Not bad.  $676 for two, plus $5 order fee and $43 service fee = $724 for two seats.  No center aisle at this venue.  Interesting.  I don't think I will buy for this price point, but it's not bad considering I was in the queue for 4 hours.  They still have good seats at a slightly better price than what Broadway seats were selling for on access code days.

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#32HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/13/19 at 4:16pm

Many of you probably got this -

Thank you for purchasing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets in our presale this week.  We know that some of you experienced delays and issues with the ticketing process, and we would like to apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and dedication.  We can’t wait to welcome you to our West Coast home in San Francisco. See you at the Curran! 

Delays and issues - yeah, we did!   I appreciate they acknowledged it but it took over 3 hours of time and I was lucky enough to get into the ticketing section about 30 minutes past opening.   I hope they fix that before tickets go on sale to the public.  Thank you.

Updated On: 3/13/19 at 04:16 PM

Larry6417
#33HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/13/19 at 7:23pm

I didn't login to get my tickets until they had been on sale for almost 4 hours.

Wed Marathon in February ROW M on the aisle for $169 each play is a steal IMHO.

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#34HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 3/13/19 at 7:28pm

Yes, that's excellent!  Guess it helps to have waited HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco

Updated On: 3/13/19 at 07:28 PM

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#35HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 10/12/19 at 12:56am

Stopped at the Curran today and was the first group leader to pick up tickets for performances of 11/14 and 11/15. Still very busy in the theatre alley with construction going on, but no idea as to what it was. Workers were very curt. All business.
Here are several general observations: HP carpet and wallpaper identical to London/NYC productions installed, but NO large exterior wings or bird's nest on or near facade of building. Was told that the city of SF approved, but cost would have been an additional $1,000,000 to construct/hang and that idea was nixed. Very sad to just see doors of each Hogwarts house applied to existing theatre doors (streetside) and illuminated small marquee signs instead of the spectacular signage in NYC/London.
Big surprise to me is that the box office remains just an open area of laptops, printers, box office personnel, etc. No windows to approach, as in the majority of legit houses. This space is identical to what has been in the Curran since it opened after remodeling.
Was not allowed more than a few feet into the lobby and could go nowhere near the auditorium itself, but will assume all the stagecraft and bells and whistles will remain the same as the other current HP productions.
First impression: Front-of-house/lobby "Potterized", but not as detailed as other productions (lack of square footage?), signage very scaled down (subtle instead of spectacular) AND I still didn't get a very professional vibe from the box office staff (more of "Carole's Kids"?).
I'll add more after previews begin next week, but am hoping that other chatterateri will chime in before me.

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#36HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 10/12/19 at 1:22am

How I wish I lived closer to the Curran!  I entered the lottery for the Gryffindor pre-show party and WON two tickets ($20 per part each person) for 10/23 and 10/24, but there was no way I could make it work with kids in school and a kid's lengthy dental appointment at 3:45 that day in San Jose (it's about a 90-minute drive to SF, minimum, plus parking, and the party is 5-7 PM), so I had to watch the purchase deadline pass.  Oh well, I'm sure it will be fantastic!  Looking forward to hearing reviews.

Stellasteve
#37HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 10/12/19 at 2:25am

I won the Gryffindor pre-show party and lottery as well. My daughter is such a Potter fan that I decided to go for it even though it will be two school nights and we have to come from San Jose as well. It’s a unique opportunity that won’t come around again, so I’ll have to make it work. I guess it’s my lucky week because I also won the Hamilton lottery on Tuesday for the first time ever.

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#38HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 10/12/19 at 4:42am

Stellasteve said: "I won the Gryffindor pre-show party and lottery as well. My daughter is such a Potter fan that I decided to go for it even though it will be two school nights and we have to come from San Jose as well. It’s a unique opportunity that won’t come around again, so I’ll have to make it work. I guess it’s my lucky week because I also won the Hamilton lottery on Tuesday for the first time ever."

Congratulations!

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#39HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 10/12/19 at 3:22pm

That new promo is just awful and even mentioning the authors name somehow offended me.

Didn't inspire me to spend A$400.

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#40HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 10/13/19 at 3:47am

SweetLips22 said: "That new promo is just awful and even mentioning the authors name somehow offended me.

Didn't inspire me to spend A$400.
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Perhaps when the prices drop one day then?   

Have you read the books and/or seen the fillums?  The play is intriguing for non-fans, but by-and-large, Potterheads have true reason to rejoice IMHO.  I fall in the former category.

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#41HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 10/13/19 at 4:36am

Won the lottery for the Ravenclaw Party. Just wish it was a 2-show day with the parties held in between both parts so I didn’t have to pay to spend the night in the city (it’s a 3-hour drive for me)


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#42HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 10/30/19 at 11:21am

I’m planning a trip to meet a friend in Santa Clara for my spring break and I thought it would be fun to see Harry Potter, but I was just curious how well the show is selling there and whether it’s best to buy ahead of time or wait until I get there.
Also, this is off topic, but after I visit my friend I was going to head down to San Diego to visit family and I know Lempicka is playing La Jolla, but I didn’t find any dates for it, anyone know?

Fosse76
#43HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 10/30/19 at 12:15pm

It's hard to say. It doesn't look like you can pick your seats, so the only indication we have is when the date says what the availability is. However, based on what I saw you can probably hold-off until after New Years to buy your tickets. I'd just keep an eye out and see how the availability changes once the show gets into its groove.

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#44HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD in San Francisco
Posted: 11/1/19 at 2:39am

Tickets are also being offered on Goldstar, albeit at regular prices. Why not check there frequently?