Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Gillian Lynne Theatre



Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm, and Sundays at 3pm.


Two hours and 50 minutes, including one interval.


The show contains explicit language and adult themes. Under-16s must be sat next to an adult.


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Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7087 7750


Follow the hopes and dreams of three generations through the stories of a landmark housing estate in Standing at the Sky’s Edge, playing at Gillian Lynne Theatre.

What is Standing at the Sky's Edge about?

Discover a spine-tingling and sentimental musical adaptation, originally written as a love letter to Sheffield in a hilarious and gut-wrenching book by Chris Bush, which tells the story of three generations over the course of six tumultuous decades.

Experience the emotional journey of three families on the iconic Park Hill estate as they navigate universal themes of love, loss and survival. Beginning in the 1960s and spanning through the Thatcher years, to the more recent period of Brexit, follow each character through the course of British history. As Poppy is looking to start a new life away from her old one in London, Rose and Harry yearn for a new beginning while Joy and Jimmy wish to spend the rest of their days together.

Winner of the Best New Musical at the 2023 Olivier Awards, this smash-hit musical exploring the power of community and what it is we call home is directed by Sheffield Theatres’ Artistic Director Robert Hastie. Don’t miss out on irresistible songs by singer-songwriter Richard Hawley for a wonderfully uplifting musical experience.

How to book tickets for Standing at the Sky's Edge

You can purchase your tickets for Standing at the Sky’s Edge via the booking button on this page. When booking, you can select your desired seats and view ticket prices for this heartfelt West End show.

Standing at the Sky’s Edge is currently scheduled to run until August 2024. Book your tickets in advance as this show sold out on previous London productions in 2019 and 2023.

How long is the show?

The running time for Standing at the Sky’s Edge is two hours and 50 minutes, including an interval.

When are Standing at the Sky's Edge matinees taking place?

Standing at the Sky’s Edge matinees take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

What time is the evening performance?

The evening performance of Standing at the Sky’s Edge usually takes place Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm.

Where is the show playing?

The show is performing at Gillian Lynne Theatre, close to Holborn Tube station.

How to get there:

  • Underground - The nearest tube stations are Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
  • Bus - You can catch the following buses which stop nearby: 1, 59, 68, 134, 168, 171, 188, 243
  • Cycling - Hire a bike and head to Gillian Lynne Theatre. Newton Street is the nearest Santander bike dock 

What age is the musical suitable for?

The show contains explicit language and adult themes, with some scenes depicting physical violence and alcohol abuse. Parental guidance is advised and under-16s must be accompanied by, and sat next to an adult.

What other shows can I see in London?

Follow the cast of Moulin Rouge in the midst of a forbidden story and the glamour of a cabaret at the Piccadilly Theatre, or travel back to France in the 1800s and see the heart-wrenching theatre adaptation of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre.



Adult Ticket From £24.60 per ticket