Opening Night Tickets

Opening Night Tickets
Opening Night: What to expect - 1
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Opening Night Tickets

About Opening Night

The incomparable Sheridan Smith returns to musical theatre in the world premiere of Opening Night from the creative minds of Rufus Wainwright, one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation, and celebrated director Ivo van Hove.

Based on John Cassavetes' legendary film, Opening Night follows a theatre company's preparations to stage a major new play on Broadway. But drama ignites behind the scenes when their leading lady is rocked by tragedy, and her personal turmoil forces everybody to deliver the performance of their lives.

This beautifully rich new musical premieres at London's Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited run from 6 March 2024.

Access performances

Audio Described & Captioned: TBC Signed: Saturday 20 April 2024 2.30pm

Start date

March 6th, 2024

End date

July 27th, 2024


Musicals, Theatre Week, West End, Stars on Stage, Drama


Recommended for ages 14+

Opening Night cast and creative team

By: Ivo van Hove
Songs by: Rufus Wainwright
Director: Ivo van Hove
Choreography: Polly Bennett
Cast list: Sheridan Smith
Design: Jan Versweyveld
Costumes: An D'Huys
Lighting: Jan Versweyveld
Sound: Tom Gibbons and Alex Twiselton
Other info: Video design by Jan Versweyveld, music direction by Nigel Lilley


Gielgud Theatre

35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Brewer Street (3mins)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.

Show schedule

Day of weekMatinee
Monday7:30 PM
Tuesday7:30 PM
Wednesday7:30 PM
Thursday7:30 PM
Friday7:30 PM
Saturday7:30 PM

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