Gielgud Theatre

Opening Night

6th March - 27th July 2024

About 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.

“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 Night Tickets

at the Gielgud Theatre

Ticket Prices

Standard Tickets from: £20*

Please check individual performances for price availability.

For Booking fees and other information click here.

Performance schedule

Monday to Saturday: 7:30pm
Wednesday and Saturday: 2:30pm

First midweek matinee: Wednesday 20 March 2024 at 2:30pm
First weekend matinee: Saturday 16 March 2024 at 2:30pm

Show Running Time

To be confirmed.

Some Things You Need to Know

Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break but we cannot guarantee admittance into the performance.

You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.


If you have access requirements, you can find information regarding accessibility at this theatre here.

Opening Night Access Performance Dates

Signed Performance

Saturday 20 April 2024 at 2:30pm

Audio Described Performance

Saturday 27 April 2024 at 2:30pm

Captioned Performance

Saturday 4 May 2024 at 2:30pm

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Group 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.

Theatre Hospitality Packages

Hospitality, Champagne and VIP Packages from Delfont Mackintosh Theatres

Champagne Package

Includes a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) and a hospitality meet and greet service.

Hospitality, Champagne and VIP Packages from Delfont Mackintosh Theatres

VIP Package

Includes a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable), specially designated hospitality area, savoury canapés, your choice of drinks, and a theatre host.