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Sadler's Wells, London5.02 reviews
Hans Christian Andersen challenged humanity in his classical tale of a pure soul and the cruel world.

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Sadler's Wells has enhanced security and protective measures

This event has socially distancing seating, meaning seats can only be booked in spread out blocks. This is to ensure guests are spaced at a safe distance from each other during the performance. 

Tickets for The Little Match Girl at Sadler's Wells are on sale now for the 2020 Christmas season! 

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, Arthur Pita presents a beautiful recreation of The Little Match Girl through dance, song and Frank Moon’s live atmospheric music. Perfect for the whole family this festive season.

The smash-hit dance production has been given a revamp for this year's Christmas season at Sadler's Wells. The COVID-secure event will play a strictly limited season with tickets expected to be in incredibly high demand. 

What is The Little Match Girl about?

On an icy cold Christmas Eve in an imaginary Italian town, the little match girl wanders the streets with just one final match to keep her warm. Journey with her as she encounters moments of true kindness and sheer malice in an endlessly imaginative world. The production is directed in the West End by Arthur Pita and has been amplified for the London theatre stage at Sadler's Wells.

We talked to The Little Match Girl Director, Arthur Pita to ask him some questions about the upcoming production and how the show has been amplified for the Sadler's Wells stage.

Arthur Pita's The Little Match Girl review round-up

★★★★★ "A joyous spectacle" THE OBSERVER
★★★★★ "Perfectly spell-binding" THE SPECTATOR
★★★★ "Charmingly eccentric and marvellously magical" EVENING STANDARD
★★★★ "Gleeful and wonderfully unexpected" THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★ "Adults should beg, borrow or steal a child to take to this funny and moving production. Or simply take themselves" THE GUARDIAN

Please note: Performances will be in strict compliance with UK Government guidance.

Commissioned by DanceEast.

Additional Information

Age restriction

All ages are admitted to this performance and children age 2 years old and above will need a ticket.

Running time

1 hr 5 mins (no interval)

Performance dates

17 - 27 December 2020

Special notes

Entry to the auditorium will be within two time slots:

Ticket holders with the following seat numbers, Stalls 13-20, First Circle 12-22 and Second Circle 12-22 have Early Entry (no later than 20 minutes before the performance start time)

All other ticket holders have Late Entry (no earlier than 20 minutes before the performance start time)

Latecomers will not be admitted.


Relaxed performances on Friday, 18 Dec at 1pm, Tuesday, 22 Dec at 11am, and Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020 at 11am

Venue Information

Sadler's WellsRosebery Avenue, Islington, London, EC1R 4TN

Group Pricing

Special pricing for groups of 8 or moreCheck our group prices and save!

Customer Reviews

2 reviews5.0

Mairi McLeod27th December

Very entertaining and just the right length. Nice theatre too

Karime Barker24th December

Nice and cozy theatre with friendly staff and comfortable chairs. The play was lovely and magical. Good actors and the music man was very good.