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Opening Night

“One of the most enticing openings of the year” - Independent

BAFTA and two-time Olivier® award-winner Sheridan Smith stars in the world premiere of Opening Night, a major new musical with music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, alongside book and direction by Tony® and Olivier ® award-winner Ivo van Hove.

Opening Night at Gielgud Theatre

“Every Sheridan Smith stage appearance is a gift” - Metro

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

Sheridan Smith stars alongside Hadley Fraser (The Lehman Trilogy)Shira Haas (Unorthodox)Nicola Hughes (Chicago)Amy Lennox (Cabaret)John Marquez (Pygmalion), and Benjamin Walker (American Psycho)

Opening Night premieres at London's Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited run from 6 March 2024.

Opening NightGroups Theatre Tickets

Discounts and Savings when booking as a group.

  • Accelerator Rate (10+) - Book and pay by 25th March 2024

    Band A reduced to £55.00 for Monday – Wednesday evenings.

  • Groups (10+)

    Band A reduced to £65, valid for Monday – Thursday performances.

Opening NightAccess Performance Dates

  • Signed Performance

  • Audio Described Performance

  • Captioned Performance

For further information or to discuss your visit to Gielgud Theatre and check availability, please use the options below:

Call our Access department on +44(0) 344 4825 137 or

Opening NightHospitality

Champagne Package

Call Hospitality on: +44(0)207 766 2112

VIP Package

Call Hospitality on: +44(0)207 766 2112

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