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Experience Opening Night in London: Exclusive Ticket, Hotel, and Breakfast Packages

Gielgud Theatre
Piccadilly Circus

This limited run at the Gielgud Theatre is too good to miss. It's not every day you get to see such a powerhouse of talent light up the stage!

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.

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.

Don't miss out — Opening Night at The Gielgud Theatre ends 18th May. Book now to secure your seats!

🎭   Tickets to Opening Night
⭐  3, 4 or 5-star West End hotel
🍽  A delicious breakfast
🛡  Never beaten on price**
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What we thought | Opening Night Review

"Whether you've been to the theatre once or a hundred times, you won't have seen anything quite like it. I've not seen a play divide audiences so much for a very long time..."

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Discover the best of London

Why not extend your stay and explore the capital's endless options of things to do, promising an unforgettable city break!


London's streets are your playground for retail therapy.

From world-famous shopping districts to hidden boutiques, you'll find everything your heart desires and more. Shop the latest trends on Oxford Street, venture into a haven of boutiques at Covent Garden, and step into quirky shops and markets in Shoreditch.

Bars & Restaurants

Dive into London's buzzing bar and restaurant scene during your short break for an unforgettable experience.

From Michelin stars to hidden gems, explore a dynamic dining scene that's as vibrant as the city itself. Hit up lively street food markets or raise your glass at historic pubs and hidden speakeasies.

Parks & Gardens

Need a little nature escape in the heart of the city? Just a stone's throw from the West End, Hyde Park offers vast open spaces perfect for a leisurely stroll or picnic. And don't forget about St. James's Park, with its picturesque lake and iconic views of Buckingham Palace.

If you're in and around the West End, these gems are perfect for a bit of green amidst the city vibes.


Collect selfies while you soak in the city's charisma and history.

Stand before the majestic Big Ben, stroll across the iconic Tower Bridge, watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and witness the modern marvel of the Shard.

Our top picked London hotels for your theatre break

Secure your tickets for Opening Night, and elevate your experience with luxury accommodation, all topped off with a delicious breakfast. Booking with Holiday Extras couldn't be easier, simply enter your dates at the top of the page, and we'll show you all the fantastic deals we have for theatre tickets and an overnight stay in a nearby London hotel.

    The Rembrandt Hotel

    The Clermont Charing Cross

    0.4 miles from the theatre
    Breakfast included
    On-site restaurant and bar
    Short walk to Charing Cross station

    This iconic hotel offers an exquisite blend of Victorian charm and modern luxury. Whether you're savouring gourmet dishes at the exquisite restaurant or unwinding in the stylish bar, this is the perfect choice for your theatre break.

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    Welcoming lobby of The Tower Hotel, with views of Tower Bridge, a prime choice for visitors to London's Opening Night the musical

    The Tower Hotel

    2.6 miles from the Gielgud Theatre
    Breakfast included
    Opposite Tower Bridge
    Short walk to Tower Hill station

    With the Tower of London, right at your doorstep, your exploration of the city begins the moment you step outside the Tower Hotel. Each room at the Tower Hotel offers a stunning view of either Tower Bridge or St. Katharine Docks.

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    Image showing the prime location of Strand Palace, near London's theatre district and Opening Night venue

    Strand Palace

    0.6 miles from the Gielgud Theatre
    Breakfast included
    Well equipped gym
    Short walk to Covent Garden Station

    This hotel is in a fantastic location for your break, within walking distance from the West End Theatre district. Following a recent refurbishment, all the guest rooms and public areas have been stylishly transformed for your comfort.

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What's on in London – Unmissable Dates for theatre Lovers

Enhance your theatrical escape with an extended stay. Beyond the captivating performances of Opening Night at London's Gielgud Theatre, the city's myriad of attractions beckon, offering an unforgettable short break.

London in May 🌷

The sun is starting to shine, and thanks to not one, but two bank holidays, May is an ideal time to visit London and explore the city.

Take a stroll through London's lush parks and gardens as nature comes to life. Just outside of London, RHS Gardens offer an oasis of natural beauty. If you fancy something a little more innovative, the Chelsea Flower Show is a highlight of the month boasting its artistic displays and vibrant colours.

Why not spend the afternoon on a Thames River Cruise, offering a unique view of London's landmarks and breathtaking architecture? With the weather on your side, it's a great chance to slow down a take in the city's many sights.

Don't miss the chance to experience the city's crisp, bright May days that beckon with adventure at every turn.

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Opening Night The Musical - FAQs

Who is the cast of Opening Night in the West End?

Opening Night in the West End features a notable cast with Sheridan Smith, Hadley Fraser, and Shira Haas, under the direction of Ivo van Hove and music by Rufus Wainwright. This powerful ensemble at the Gielgud Theatre promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.

What is included in an Opening Night theatre break packages?

Your theatre break package includes tickets to Opening Night, overnight accommodation in a selected hotel, and a delicious breakfast each morning of your stay.

What other attractions can I visit during my theatre break in London?

London offers a wealth of attractions. You can visit historic sites like the Tower of London, enjoy a ride on the London Eye, or explore the city's numerous museums and galleries. Why not extend your stay and explore the capital's endless options of things to do, promising an unforgettable city break.

Are there hotels close to the Gielgud Theatre London?

Absolutely, our theatre packages feature a curated list of hotels in close to the Gielgud Theatre, catering to various preferences and budgets. Whether you're after a luxury retreat or a cost-effective accommodation, you'll find options within a short stroll from the theatre. Popular choices include The Clermont Charing Cross (0.4 miles from the theatre), The Royal Horseguards Hotel and Strand Palace (both 0.6 miles from the theatre), offering convenience and quality for a memorable theatre experience.

What are the seating options for Opening Night in this package?

Our theatre break packages offer a range of seating options, from standard to premium. You're the director of your experience! Choose from stalls, circle, or balcony seats depending on your preference and budget.

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