The first public performance of a play or show: tickets for the first night sold out fast [as modifier]: some of the numbers appeared to be under-rehearsed, but maybe they were suffering first-night nerves
More example sentences
- The first people in the theatre, they walked out - but after the first night, there were lines around the theatre, they sold out the mezzanine.
- On stage, Solti grew so excited that he rang BBC bosses and begged them to attend the first night.
- On the first night of this run, the Royal Ballet reached its 750th performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera House.
Definition of first night in:
- The US English dictionary