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The Friday Forty - Melbourne

This page is dedicated to answering all your questions about The Friday Forty for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne, Australia. Keep reading to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. You can also visit our general TodayTix Lottery FAQs page for more information about how our lotteries run, or our Troubleshooting Claiming Lottery Tickets page.


How does The Friday Forty work?

You can enter The Friday Forty at any time from Monday at 12.01am (AEDT) until 1.00pm (AEDT) every Friday, for performances the following week. At 1.00pm (AEDT) every Friday the lottery will no longer accept entries and begin to select the lucky winners, who will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at the exclusive lottery price. Winners will be notified between 1.00pm (AEDT) and 5.00pm (AEDT) the same day and will have exactly one hour to purchase lottery tickets before they are offered to another guest.

Tickets for The Friday Forty are available exclusively through TodayTix. It is not possible to purchase these tickets in person at the theatre or anywhere else.

If you're looking for information on how our lotteries work, check out our General TodayTix Lottery FAQ page.

Need help claiming your lottery tickets? Please visit this page for some of our most common troubleshooting measures.

How much are the Friday Forty Lottery tickets?

Winners pay $40 total per ticket ($80 maximum; up to 2 tickets per winner).

What are the age requirements for Harry Potter?

The show is suitable for ages 10 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Babes-in-arms are not admitted to the auditorium. Please note that patrons under the age of 16 will not be admitted into the theatre unless accompanied by an adult.

How can I change my lottery entry?

If you need to update your entry name or email address before the drawing begins, you can do so by navigating to "My Orders," locating your lottery entry, and selecting "Options." This menu will be available until just before the lottery begins selecting winners. Once the lottery begins selecting winners on Friday at 1.00pm (AEDT), we are unable to modify entries in any way. This includes changing the name, phone number, email address, number of tickets, or dates entered. We, unfortunately, cannot edit the number of tickets associated with your entry to protect the integrity of the lottery.

Where are my seats located for Friday Forty?

Seating is assigned directly by the box office and can be located anywhere in the theatre. Seating is not first-come, first-served; the box office will assign your seats after the lottery has completed. Please note that lottery seats may not be sat together.

I've entered the lottery, but will have accessible seating requirements should I win the chance to purchase these tickets.

We're here to help with your accessibility requests and pass on any relevant information to the box office on your behalf. If you've won the chance to purchase lottery tickets and have completed the checkout process, please contact us by using the "Submit a Ticket" button above or emailing us at no later than one hour after completing checkout to detail how we can assist. Additional information can be found on our Friday Forty Accessibility Requests help page.

Can I give my Friday Forty tickets to someone else?

Friday Forty tickets are non-transferrable and cannot be returned, exchanged, or resold. The contact information must match a photo ID of the listed purchaser. ID may be required at any point to verify purchaser information.

The production reserves the right to refuse admission to customers with tickets purchased on re-sale websites. Tickets purchased through official ticketing platforms must not be sold or advertised for sale on the internet, in newspapers, or elsewhere. Any ticket advertised for sale in this way will be automatically void.

How do I know if I won?

We'll send you an email, SMS or push notification if you're a winner! You can also always check to see the status of your entry by navigating to the "My Orders" section of your account, which shows your status in real time.

What happens if I'm not selected as a winner?

We encourage you to enter for future! You can always set an alert to be reminded when the lottery will begin accepting entries again. Click here to learn more about Alert Me Notifications.

My time to claim winning Friday Forty tickets expired, what do I do?

If your time to claim has expired, our lottery system will automatically choose another winner. However, this will not affect your chances for winning in the future, so we encourage you to keep entering!

Where is the theatre?

The Princess Theatre is located at 163 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

I purchased my Friday Forty tickets, how and when do I pick them up?

Tickets may be collected in person from 12.00pm (AEDT) on the day of your performance at the Princess Theatre Melbourne box office by presenting a valid photo ID that matches your booking name outlined in your TodayTix account. Please note Photo ID will be required for collection.

Tickets are strictly non transferable and cannot be returned or exchanged. The contact information of this booking must match your photo ID. Tickets can not be collected prior to the day of your performance. We appreciate your cooperation.

When should I arrive at the venue?

Please arrive no later than one hour prior to the performance start time. Guests will be required to participate in a security check prior to admittance.

How does Covid-19 impact my booking?

The Princess Theatre is a COVID-Safe venue. All guests must abide by the conditions of entry to the Princess Theatre and you and your guests are required to follow any health and safety directions while at the venue. Masks are strongly recommended when inside the venue. For more information, please read the venue's COVID 19 information. 

More Questions?

Please visit the official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Website for additional information on the production.

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