The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

One Very Special Evening. One Very Special Book.

Directly following its premiere at London’s Palace Theatre, midnight on Saturday 30th July sees publication of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Script Book, the Special Rehearsal Edition of the play script that is so hugely anticipated by Harry Potter fans the world over.

As a company just brimming with Harry Potter fanatics, we of course want to properly recognise the moment where the epic eighth story is unveiled. To celebrate that evening (and the birthday of the young wizard himself), around 150 of our shops across the country will be holding very special Harry Potter parties and we’d love you to be there too.

We promise barrels of magically-inspired fun and encourage you to really fly into the Hogwarts spirit with the most imaginative fancy-dress you can muster. Shops will be staging quizzes, screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, spellbinding activities and even readings from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows itself to take us toward the midnight hour. Customers will of course be able to collect their pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child after midnight but we should emphasise that pre-order payment has to take place prior to this time.

Find an event near you

Each shop holding an evening party is listed below and as places may be limited, we very much recommend contacting your selected branch first before attending. Remember too that our online competition to win one of seven signed copies of the Special Rehearsal Edition is still running until midnight.

We really look forward to you being part of our celebrations and we know these will be parties to make every Harry Potter fan proud. See you there!

A Harry Potter fan dressed as the titular character at a midnight launch
A Harry Potter fan dressed as a magical moving portrait at a midnight launch
Harry Potter fans dressed as Harry, Hagrid and a witch at a midnight launch party
Harry Potter fans queuing outside at a midnight launch party
Aberdeen
3-7 Union Bridge, Aberdeen, AB11 6BG
Abergavenny
4a High Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5RY
Amersham
61 Sycamore Road, Amersham, HP6 5EQ
Amsterdam
Kalverstraat 152, 1012XE, Amsterdam, 1012
Aviemore
87 Grampian Road, Aviemore, PH22 1RH
Aylesbury
31-33 Friar's Square, Aylesbury, HP20 2SP
Ayr
Unit 2, 127/147 High Street, Ayr, KA7 1QR
Ballymena
20/21 Fairhill Shopping Centre, Fairhill Lane, Ballymena, BT43 6UF
Barnstaple
42 High Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1BZ
Basingstoke
35 Wesley Walk, Basingstoke, RG21 7BE
Bath
4-5 Milsom Street, Bath, BA1 1DA
Berkhamsted
168 High Street, Berkhamstead, HP4 3AP
Birmingham
24-26 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL
Bishop's Stortford
12 South Street, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3AT
Bluewater
West Village, Greenhithe, Bluewater , DA9 9SE
Bournemouth - Arcade
14-16 The Arcade, Bournemouth, BH1 2AH
Bournemouth - Castlepoint
Unit 1, West Mall, Castlepoint, Castle Lane West, Bournemouth, BH8 9UY
Bournemouth - Arcade
The Wool Exchange, Hustlergate, Bradford, BD1 1BL
Bradford
The Wool Exchange, Hustlergate, Bradford, BD1 1BL
Brighton
71-74 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1ZA
Bristol - Galleries
11A Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3XD
Bromley
100 The Glades Shopping Centre, Bromley, BR1 1DJ
Brussels
The English Bookshop, Boulevard Adolphe Maxlaan 71-75, Brussels, 1000
Bury St Edmunds - Arc Centre
Arc Shopping Centre, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FB
Camberley
6-8 Grace Reynolds Walk, Camberley, GU15 3SN
Canterbury - St Margaret's Street
20-21 St Margaret's Street, Canterbury , CT1 2TH
Cardiff
2a The Hayes, , CF10 1WB
Chelmsford
76 High Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1EJ
Cheltenham
33-41 The Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1LE
Chesham
54 The Broadway, Chesham, HP5 1EG
Chesterfield
13 Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, S40 1PY
Chichester
The Dolphin & Anchor, West Street, Chichester , PO19 1QD
Cirencester
14 Cricklade St, Cirencester, GL7 1LL
Colchester - High Street
12-13 High Street, Colchester , CO1 1DA
Coleraine
10 Church Street, Coleraine, BT52 1AP
Coventry
50-52 Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1DX
Darlington
1-3 The Cornmill Centre, Darlington, DL1 1LS
Derby
78-80 St Peter's Street, Derby , DE1 1SR
Doncaster
27 Frenchgate Centre, Doncaster, DN1 1LJ
Douglas
Unit 2, 21-25 Strand Street, Douglas, IM1 2EF
Dublin - Hodges Figgis
56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin, 2
Dundee
35 Commercial Street, Dundee, DD1 3DG
Durham
69 Saddler Street, Durham , DH1 3HP
East Kilbride
38a The Plaza, East Kilbride, G74 1LW
Edinburgh - West End
128 Princes Street, Edinburgh , EH2 4AD
Edinburgh - Cameron Toll
Cameron Toll Centre, 6 Lady Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5PB
Edinburgh - Fort Kinnaird
26 Kinnaird Park, Edinburgh, EH15 3RD
Edinburgh - Ocean Terminal
98/99 Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ
Edinburgh - West End
128 Princes Street, Edinburgh , EH2 4AD
Exeter - Roman Gate
252 High Street, Exeter, EX4 3PZ
Farnham
11 Lion & Lamb Yard, Farnham, GU9 7LL
Gateshead
Unit 1.23A, Metrocentre, Gateshead, NE11 9YG
Glasgow - Argyle Street
174-176 Argyle Street, Glasgow , G2 8BT
Glasgow - Byres Road
351-355 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AU
Glasgow - Sauchiehall Street
153-157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow , G2 3EW
Gloucester
13-15 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS
Guildford
71-73 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3DY
Harrogate
15 James Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QS
Haywards Heath
74-76 South Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4LA
Inverness
Unit 69, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness, IV2 3PR
Ipswich
15-19 Buttermarket, Ipswich , IP1 1BQ
St Helier
16 Queen Street, St Helier, JE2 4WD
Kendal
7 Westmorland Centre, Kendal, LA9 4LR
Kirkcaldy
175 High Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1JA
Lakeside
Unit 69, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock, RM20 2ZG
Leeds
93-97 Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5JS
London - Gower Street
82 Gower Street, London , WC1E 6EQ
London - Greenwich
51 Greenwich Church Street, London, SE10 9BL
London - Hampstead
68-69 Hampstead High Street, London , NW3 1QP
London - Kensington
193 Kensington High Street, London , W8 6SH
London - King's Road
150-152 King's Road, Chelsea, London , SW3 3NR
London - Piccadilly
203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD
London - Putney
5 Exchange Centre, Putney, SW15 1TW
London - Tottenham Court Road
19-20 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 1BJ
London - Trafalgar Square
The Grand Building, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5EJ
Lincoln - Cornhill
2-6 Exchange Arcade, The Cornhill, Lincoln, LN5 7HJ
Liverpool
12 College Lane, Liverpool, L1 3DL
Livingston
308 Almondvale, Livingston, EH54 6GS
Maidstone
Unit 24, Fremlin Walk, Maidstone, ME14 1QP
Manchester - Arndale Centre
Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ
Manchester - Deansgate
91 Deansgate, Manchester , M3 2BW
Market Harborough
9 The Square, Market Harborough, LE16 7PA
Milton Keynes - Midsummer Place
Unit 72, Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes, MK9 3GA
Morpeth
Unit 5, Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth, NE61 1TB
Newcastle
Emerson Chambers, Blackett Street, Newcastle , NE1 7JF
Newport - Gwent
159 Commercial Street, Newport, NP20 1JQ
Newton Abbot
7-9 Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2QH
Newton Mearns
38 Avenue Centre, Newton Mearns, G77 6EY
Northallerton
102 High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8PP
Norwich - Castle Street
11-17 Castle Street, Norwich, NR2 1PB
Nottingham
1/5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham , NG1 2GR
Nuneaton
1/3 Queen's Road, Nuneaton , CV11 5JL
Oban
12 George Street, , PA34 5SB
Oxford
William Baker House, Broad Street, Oxford , OX1 3AF
Plymouth - New George Street
65-69 New George Street, Plymouth , PL1 1RJ
Perth
St John's Centre, Perth , PH1 5UX
Peterborough
40 Bridge Street, Peterborough , PE1 1DT
Reading - Broad Street
United Reform Building, 89a Broad Street, Reading , RG1 2AP
Redditch
3-3a Park Walk, Kingfisher Centre, Redditch, B97 4HD
Richmond
2-6 Hill Street, Richmond , TW10 6UA
Romford
Lockwood Walk, The Liberty, Romford , RM1 3RJ
Salisbury
7-9 High Street, Salisbury , SP1 2NJ
Scarborough
97-98 Westborough, Scarborough , YO11 1UQ
Sheffield - Meadowhall - Park Lane
18 Park Lane, Sheffield, S9 1EL
Sheffield - Orchard Square
24-26 Orchard Square, Sheffield , S1 2FB
Shrewsbury
18-19 High Street, Shrewsbury , SY1 1SJ
Southend
49-55 High Street, Southend-on-Sea , SS1 1HZ
Southport
367 Lord Street, Southport , PR8 1NH
St Albans
8 St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3LF
St Andrews
101-103 Market Street, St Andrews, KY16 9NX
Stafford
57 Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2JE
Staines
77 High Street, Staines, TW18 4PQ
Stirling
Unit 1, Thistle Marches, Stirling , FK8 2EA
Stratford-upon-Avon
8-9 The High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon , CV37 6AU
Sutton Coldfield
75 The Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1PD
Swindon
25/26 Brunel Plaza, Brunel Shopping Centre, Swindon , SN1 1ND
Taunton
The County Hotel, East Street, Taunton , TA1 3LU
Telford
219/223 Dean Street, Telford Shopping Centre, Telford , TF3 4BT
Trafford Centre
42 Regent Crescent, Trafford Centre, Barton Dock Road, Manchester , M17 8AP
Uxbridge
240a Intu Uxbridge, The Chimes Shopping Centre, Uxbridge, UB8 1GB
Truro
11 Boscawen Street, Truro, TR1 2QU
Wakefield
2 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1SP
Walton-on-Thames
12/13 The Heart Shopping Centre, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 1BZ
Welwyn Garden City
Unit 6, 52-56 Howardsgate, , AL8 6BP
Winchester - The Brooks
The Brooks, Winchester , SO23 8QY
Windsor
20-21 Peascod Street, Windsor, SL4 1DU
Worcester
Unit D, The Shambles, Worcester, WR1 2QJ
Worthing
28 Montague Street, Worthing, BN11 3HA
York
15 Coney Street, York , YO1 9QL