It’s a glittering red carpet event attended by leading ladies such as Jenna Coleman and Claire Foy.
Rita, 27, ensured she took centre stage in her pale pink slip bodycon dress, featuring a dramatic feathered collar.
Ruffling feathers: Pop princess Rita Ora joined the stars as they descended upon the Evening Standard Theatre Awards show at the Theatre Royal in central London, on Sunday evening
Showcasing her slender frame, Rita’s attire detailed matching statement feathers running down the bodice and her hips.
The singer ensured she brought high drama to the event in the stunning satin gown, complete with floor-skimming train.
She wore her icy blonde locks pulled back in a bun and matched her rosy make-up to the blush gown for added glamour.
Wow! Rita, 27, ensured she took centre stage in her pale pink slip bodycon dress, featuring a dramatic feathered collar
Pretty in pink! Showcasing her slender frame, Rita’s attire detailed matching statement feathers running down the bodice and her hips
Drama queen: The singer ensured she brought high drama to the event in the satin gown
Radiant: Rita wore her icy blonde locks pulled back in a bun and matched her rosy make-up to the blush gown for added glamour
The 64th annual awards show boasted an A-list guest list, with the likes of Sir Ian McKellan, Andrew Garfield and Ralph Fiennes showing up.
Patti LuPone, Letitia Wright, Paapa Essiedu and Stella McCartney will also be at hand to present prizes during the ceremony.
Claire Foy, Idris Elba and Evgeny Lebedev, the paper’s owner, will be the main hosts of the ceremony, alongside fashionista Anna Wintour, whose father once edited the Evening Standard.
Power pose: Showcasing her slender frame, Rita’s attire detailed matching statement feathers running down the bodice and her hips
So glamorous: The pop sensation pulled out all the stops to make sure all eyes were on her
Working those angles: The songstress oozed elegance when working the red carpet event
Lebedev said: ‘The Evening Standard Theatre Awards have recognised London’s best theatre talent since 1955.
‘London is unique in the range, vibrancy and global reach of its theatre. Every playwright, director and actor should be proud to contribute to such a proud heritage.’
The National Theatre is expected to be heavily rewarded on the night, leading the way with 14 nods.
On point: Rita matched her makeup to her gown with soft pink eyeshadow and lipstick
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend: Rita sported bright studded earrings to complete her outfit
All the laughs: Rita couldn’t resist one last pose for the waiting photographers
Arrivals: The pop princess looked to be in high spirits ahead of her red carpet appearance
Bryan Cranston (Network), Ralph Fiennes (Antony and Cleopatra) and Colin Morgan (Translations) are all shortlisted for the Best Actor Award, in partnership with ATG, for their performances at the venue.
Marianne Elliott’s revival of Company and Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance also look set to be big winners, having been nominated in several categories.
Laura Linney (My Name Is Lucy Barton) and Carey Mulligan (Girls & Boys) will compete for the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress, given in partnership with Christian Louboutin.
Sophie Okonedo (Antony & Cleopatra), Cecilia Noble (Nine Night) and Lia Williams (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) complete the shortlist .
Glitz and glam: Rita opted for a sparkly bright pink bracelet to add to her glamorous attire
Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018 – Winners
Bryan Cranston for Network at the National Theatre
Ralph Fiennes for Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre – WINNER
Ian McKellen for King Lear at the Duke of York’s
Colin Morgan for Translations at the National Theatre
Kyle Soller for The Inheritance at the Young Vic and Noel Coward Theatre
Laura Linney for My Name Is Lucy Barton at the Bridge Theatre
Carey Mulligan for Girls and Boys at the Royal Court
Cecilia Noble for Nine Night at the National Theatre
Sophie Okonedo for Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre – WINNER
Lia Williams for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the Donmar Warehouse
Stephen Daldry for The Inheritance
Marianne Elliott for Company at the Gielgud Theatre – WINNER
Robert Hastie for The York Realist at the Donmar Warehouse
Phyllida Lloyd for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre
Ian Rickson for Translations at the National Theatre
Home, I’m Darling by Laura Wade, at the National Theatre
The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, at the Young Vic and Noel Coward Theatre – WINNER
John by Annie Baker at the National Theatre
The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power, at the National Theatre
The Writer by Ella Hickson at the Almeida Theatre
Caroline, or Change at Hampstead Theatre
Company at the Gielgud Theatre -WINNER
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre
Fun Home at the Young Vic Theatre
Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre
Best musical performance
Sharon D Clarke for Caroline, Or Change at Hampstead Theatre
Rosalie Craig for Company at the Gielgud Theatre – WINNER
Arinze Kene for Misty at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios
Kelli O’Hara for The King and I at the London Palladium
Adrienne Warren for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre
Miriam Buether for The Jungle at the Young Vic and the Playhouse Theatre – WINNER
Bunny Christie for Company at the Gielgud Theatre
Es Devlin for Girls and Boys at the Royal Court Theatre
Rae Smith for Translations at the National Theatre
Jan Versweyveld for Network at the National Theatre
Most promising playwright
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm for Br’er Cotton at Theatre503
Natasha Gordon for Nine Night at the National Theatre – WINNER
Francis Turnly for The Great Wave at the National Theatre
Emerging talent award
Rona Morison for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the Donmar Warehouse
Debris Stevenson for Poet in da Corner at the Royal Court
Chris Walley for The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre
Roy Alexander Weise for Nine Night at the National Theatre and Br’er Cotton at Theatre503
Jamael Westman for Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre – WINNER