Following the success of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, co-presented by Felix at The Peninsula Hong Kong and Secret Theatre in 2021, the entertainment group returns this autumn for the global premiere of an immersive theatrical production, Nights at Studio 54.
Written and directed by acclaimed Artistic Director Richard Crawford. this dazzling disco dinner show at Felix follows the success of The Great Gadsby recalls the heyday of Studio 54, the iconic Manhattan club that transformed New York City nightlife.
On 26 April 1977, a nightclub opened at the former CBS soundstage at 254, West 54th Street in New York City. From its opening night until its final curtain in 1986, Studio 54 was the epicentre of nightlife in Manhattan. More than four decades later, Studio 54 is revered as arguably the most famous nightclub in the world. Tales of what went on behind the velvet rope have become modern myths and the legend lives on.
Studio 54 was not just the place to see and be seen. It was a pioneering dance club renowned for its high-profile celebrity guest lists, strict entry policies and flamboyant themed parties. Those who made it through the doors danced to music by Donna Summer, Chic, Blondie, Grace Jones, Diana Ross and Sylvester, and rubbed shoulders with A-list artists and celebrities such as Andy Warhol, Jack Nicholson, Jerry Hall, Bianca Jagger and Karl Lagerfeld. The Peninsula Hong Kong has proud disco credentials: Hong Kong’s first discotheque, The Scene, was located in the basement of the hotel. It opened way back in 1966 and became a roaring success.
The highly anticipated recreation of Studio 54 at Felix begins this autumn. Written and directed by Richard Crawford, Nights at Studio 54 makes its global premiere at The Peninsula Hong Kong as an immersive production that will give the audience a taste of the legendary Studio 54, where the world’s most famous stars rubbed shoulders with politicians, drag queens, uptown girls and downtown boys at a nightclub that defined an era.
The secrets and stories of Elton John, Yoko Ono, Bianca Jagger, Freddie Mercury, Andy Warhol, Diana Ross, Blondie and infamous club owner Steve Rubell will set the stage alight complemented by Studio 54’s famous resident DJ Nicky Siano. Guests can also enjoy a divine dinner and sip fabulous cocktails while immersing in the atmosphere under the disco lights.
VIP guests might even get an invite to Freddie Mercury’s secret birthday party in one of the hidden rooms or join forces with Bianca Jagger and Yoko Ono as they look for ways to save the club.
The nightclub requests all revellers aged 16 or above to dress in their most glamorous 1970s-inspired attire in homage to the New York nightclub scene. The stars always like finding new individuals to join their entourage – and Bianca Jagger even has a prize for the hottest new look to join her gang!
Taking the stage every Thursday to Sunday at 7 pm from October 6 to December 10, 2022 (blackout dates apply), the Nights at Studio 54 immersive dining experience at Felix is priced at HK$2,388++ per person, including a glass of welcome Champagne, a three-course dinner and the theatrical performance. Guests also enjoy an after-party cocktail to continue the night with a Studio 54 DJ performance.
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