Standing at the Sky's Edge

At Gillian Lynne Theatre until 3 August 2024

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WINNER! Best New Musical 2023 Olivier Awards

The multi-award winning new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge – winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production and the South Bank Sky Arts Award – transfers to the West End following sold-out runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.​

Hailed as ‘the most exciting new British musical in years’ (WhatsOnStage), Standing at the Sky’s Edge was originally written as a love letter to Sheffield, charting the hopes and dreams of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades, navigating universal themes of love, loss and survival.

Directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie, with irresistible songs of legendary singer-songwriter Richard Hawley and a beautiful, hilarious and gut-wrenching book by Chris Bush, Standing at the Sky’s Edge reveals the history of modern Britain through the stories of the landmark housing estate – a heartfelt exploration of the power of community and what it is we all call home.   ​

Standing at the Sky’s Edge is now playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre until 3 August 2024.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge – Event Information

VENUE Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, Holborn, London WC2B 5PW

TICKETS From £20 – No fees
All tickets include a £1.70 restoration levy

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE Best Seats, best availability, and no booking fees when you book direct.

ACCESS Learn more about accessibility at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Assisted performances for Standing at the Sky’s Edge can be found here.

GROUPS Click here to find great groups rates.

RUNNING TIME 2 hours 50 minutes, including an interval

AGE RECOMMENDATION 12+ at parental discretion. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.


CONTENT WARNINGS This show contains adult themes and strong language, including some scenes depicting physical violence, alcohol abuse and death. There are flashing lights, haze and loud sound effects, vaping, and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.

DISCLAIMER Please note the producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist. The schedule is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.

FAQ’S For any other questions, please visit our FAQs page. Enjoy your visit to our theatre.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge West End Trailer

Standing at the Sky’s Edge start performances in the West End and release new photos of the production.

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Groups Rates

Bring friends, family or the whole school to see Standing at the Sky’s Edge and save up to £54.50!


Inspire your students with this unique learning experience

Standing at the Sky’s Edge is an entertaining and engaging live theatre experience for students and teachers. An extensive learning resource pack is available to support your visit to the theatre, which is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the production, with links to Drama, English, Art, History and Politics and PSHE.

The pack includes a range of information, interviews and activities to enable you to enjoy and explore the production even further. Whilst the classroom/studio-based activities are intended for Key Stage 4 and 5 students for A Level and BTEC exams, we’re delighted to share this resource with all of our visitors to Park Hill.



Click here to find information on the Gillian Lynne Theatre and our facilities along with specific show information such as dedicated Assisted Performances and content warnings.

For details on how to book access tickets or for general LW Theatre Access information please visit our Access page by clicking here.



We’ve partnered with GalaPro – a revolutionary app for accessibility, to enjoy the show with subtitles, audio description and closed captioning.


Reviews for Standing at the Sky’s Edge at the National Theatre


‘An exhilarating, big-hearted musical! A superb production’

Financial Times


‘The most exciting new British musical in years.’



‘Deserves to be seen far and wide, and watched again and again’

The Stage


‘Moving and resonant. Magnificent.’

The Times


‘A powerful tale of hope, despair and survival.’

Daily Mail


‘Spine-tingling. A glorious love letter indeed.’



‘The best British musical in decades.’

Daily Express


‘Enthralling. Superbly directed by Robert Hastie.’


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