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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, Islington, London EC1R 4TN


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Sadler's Wells Theatre is a major London performing arts venue located on on Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell in the Borough of Islington. The present day theatre is the most recent of six theatres that have existed on the same site since 1683. The building, which stands today consists of two performance spaces: the 1,500 seat main auditorium and the Lilian Baylis Studio, with extensive rehearsal rooms and technical facilities also housed within the site. It is recognised as one of the United Kingdom's foremost dance venues and producing houses, with a number of associated artists and companies who produce original works for the theatre. Sadler's Wells is also responsible for the management of the Peacock Theatre in the West End.

History

First theatre and pleasure gardens

Richard Sadler opened a "Musick House" in 1683, the second public theatre opened in London after the restoration. The name Sadler's Wells originates from his name and the rediscovery of monastic springs on his property. The well water being thought to have medicinal properties, Sadler was prompted to claim that drinking the water from the wells would be effective against "dropsy, jaundice, scurvy, green sickness and other distempers to which females are liable – ulcers, fits of the mother, virgin's fever and hypochondriacal distemper".

In 1698 Thomas Guidott the noted Doctor of Physik who popularised the waters of Bath wrote what he called "A true and exact account of Sadler's Well, or, The new mineral-waters lately found out at Islington treating of its nature and virtues: together with an enumeration of the chiefest diseases which it is good for, and against which it may be used, and the manner and order of taking of it".

This brought the health giving properties of the hot mineral waters to the country and soon the aristocracy started to arrive to partake in them.

Thus, this still quite rural London location became famous for both the water and for music, but as more wells were dug and the exclusiveness of Sadler's Wells declined, so did the quality of the entertainment provided – along with the quality of the clientele who were described as "vermin trained up to the gallows" by a contemporary. By 1711, the theatre was characterized as "a nursery of debauchery".

By the mid-1700s, the existence of two "Theatres Royal" –in Covent Garden and Drury Lane– severely limited the ability of other London theatres to legally perform any drama combined with music, thus rather limiting for opera. And Sadler's Wells continued its downward spiral.

The theatre was closed, reopened, and its focus modified six times between then and the opening of the current Sadler's Wells Theatre.

Sadler's Wells Theatre London: The Sixth theatre

The current theatre opened on 11 October 1998 with a performance by Rambert Dance Company. The £54 million project was one of the first projects to receive funding from the National Lottery– which contributed £42 million. The new design gave a stage which was wider and deeper and able to accommodate much larger companies and productions than the one it replaced. A new layout to the auditorium accommodated more seats. An extension at the side of the building provided a new ticket office and foyers rising to the full height of the theatre, provided easier audience access to all levels and included bars, cafes and exhibition spaces. As well as the 1,500 seat main auditorium, Sadler's Wells also has a base at the Peacock Theatre near Aldwych. The rebuilt theatre retains the Grade II listing applied to the former theatre in 1950. It also retains access to the remains of the historic wells that still lie beneath the theatre. The architect was RHWL, the acoustic consultant was Arup Acoustics.

When Ian Albery retired as Chief Executive in October 2002 he was succeeded by Jean Luc Choplin, who had recently worked for Disneyland in Paris and Los Angeles and at one time worked with Rudolf Nureyev as a Managing Director of the Paris Opera Ballet.

Although his contract ran until 2007, in January 2004 Choplin announced that he would be taking up a post at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris in 2006 and left shortly afterwards.

Under the Artistic Directorship of Alistair Spalding since 2004, The Sadler’s Wells Theatre has expanded to become a production house as well as a receiving house hosting performances by visiting companies from the UK and around the world. Balletboyz Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Sylvie Guillem, Akram Khan, Jonzi D, Russell Maliphant, Wayne McGregor, Jasmin Vardimon and Christopher Wheeldon are all Associate Artists/Companies at Sadler’s Wells. This creates opportunities for them to work alongside each other and other collaborators in developing new work. It also contains the 200-seat Lilian Baylis Theatre. Sadler’s Wells also programmes the Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, in London’s West End.

Breakin' Convention , the International Festival of hip hop dance theatre has been produced annually by Sadler’s Wells since 2004. 


Sadler’s Wells has a capacity of 1,568 across 3 levels: Stalls, First Circle, and Second Circle.
Sadler's Wells Seating Plan

Singin' In The Rain is the current production at Sadler's Wells. The upcoming booking period for Singin' In The Rain at Sadler's Wells starts 30/07/2021 19:30:00 and runs until 05/09/2021 16:00:00. Tickets for Singin' In The Rain start at £36 and are available to book now.

We recommend using public transportation to get to Sadler’s Wells. The nearest underground station to Sadler’s Wells is Angel Station (Northern Line). Sadler’s Wells has its own bus stop which is serviced by lines 19, 38 and 341. If you are driving to Sadler’s Wells there is free On-street in Hardwick Street and other streets off Rosebery Avenue on weekdays after 6.30pm and from 1.30pm on Saturdays Do NOT park in resident’s bays.  The nearest car park outside the congestion zone is Parkfield Street and there is a large car park in Bowling Green Lane.

Past Events

DanceNatalia Osipova — Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Russell Maliphant / Arthur Pita
4.01 reviews

DanceFlamenco - Carmen

DanceCullberg Ballet: Plateau Effect

DanceRomeo and Juliet

MusicalCarmen La Cubana
4.640 reviews

One of the world's most famous operas meets revolution in a sultry new adaptation.

DanceSan Francisco Ballet: Programme B

DanceAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A

DanceBatsheva Dance Company

DanceMiguel Poveda: In Concert

DanceSidi Larbi Cherkaoui: milonga

DanceballetLORENT: Rumpelstiltskin
4.08 reviews

Rumpelstiltskin as you've never seen it before.

DanceAkram Khan Company – XENOS

Olivier Award-winning dancer returns with XENOS at Sadler's Wells!

DanceFarruquito: Improvisao

DanceTAO Dance Theater: 4 & 9
4.01 reviews

TAO Dance Theater: 4 & 9 comes to London for 2 performances only!

DanceL-E-V: Love Chapter 2
3.01 reviews

Don't miss this amazing extension of the themes presented in OCD Love.

DancePina Bausch – Iphigenie auf Tauris

DanceScottish Ballet - 40th Anniversary Tour

DanceThe Mardi Gras Challenge

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MusicalOPERA: Marinsky (Kirov) Opera

DanceEa Sola: Drought and Rain

DanceLA Dance Project: Mixed Bill

DanceCedar Lake Contemporary Ballet — Triple Bill

DanceAkram Khan Company – Until the Lions

Akram Khan brings his theatrical Until the Lions piece to Sadler's Wells for the first time ever!

DanceAn evening of Bharatanatyam – Darbar Festival
5.01 reviews

Don't miss this chance to celebrate with Sadler's Wells!

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: Autumn 2019 Mixed Bill
4.86 reviews

Quick-witted and even quicker footed.

DanceTriptych

DanceSan Francisco Ballet: Programme A

DanceDutch National Ballet: Hans van Manen

DanceKidd Pivot/Crystal Pite: The Tempest Replica

DancePaco Peña

DanceChina Peking Opera Company - The Emperor and the Concubine

China Peking Opera Company returns to Sadler's Wells

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: Hobson's Choice
4.88 reviews

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Hobson's Choice

DanceAkram Khan: Vertical Road

DanceRagas, Sarod and Fiery Dance - Darbar Festival 2017

A triple bill of vibrant new talents, brilliant technique, vivid characterisation and electrifying energy!

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet — The Tempest
4.73 reviews

Birmingham Royal Ballet presents two extraordinary shows this season, both celebrating 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare

DanceMorphoses: The Wheeldon Company

DancePhilippe Decoufle Company DCA - Contact
3.01 reviews

DanceLucy Carter / Michael Hulls / Nitin Sawhney - No Body

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter)
4.67 reviews

Birmingham Royal Ballet brings a comic ballet to London!

DanceCloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan — 13 Tongues & Dust
4.45 reviews

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan bring 13 Tongues & Dust to Sadler's Wells!

DanceRichard Alston Dance Company

DanceBruno Beltrão: CRACKz

DanceSaburo Teshigawara/KARAS: Mirror and Music

DanceYang Liping Contemporary Dance — Under Siege
5.05 reviews

You surely have not seen anything like this before: Traditional Chinese tale with a modern take including hip-hop and modern dance

DanceThe Most Incredible Thing

DanceSidi Larbi Cherkaoui: TeZukA

DanceMark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo: INALA
5.02 reviews

DanceCompagnie Marie Chouinard

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet — Triple Bill
5.01 reviews

"So perfect you could watch it every day" - Evening on 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café

DanceEmanuel Gat Dance: Brilliant Corners

DanceFlamenco Festival: Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras
5.022 reviews

Sara Baras returns to the West End stage with Sombras a unique take on the Farruca

DanceNederlands Dans Theater

DanceIn the Spirit of Diaghilev

DanceSidi Larbi Cherkaoui — m!longa

★★★★ "A very beautiful show indeed" -- The Daily Telegraph

DanceStar Studded Gala: Yorkshire Ballet Summer School

DanceBrasil Brasileiro

The exuberance and energy of Brazil comes to Sadler's... Brasil Brasileiro

MusicalPeter Grimes / The adventures of Pinocchio

DanceDorrance Dance — ETM: Double Down

"A fresh and innovative show" -- New York Times

MusicalMozart's Zaide

DancePaco Peña Flamenco Dance Company — Patrias

DanceCandoco Dance Company: Double Bill

Candoco presents a double bill of Face In and Let's Talk About Dis.

MusicalBALLET & DANCE: Australian Ballet with Bangarra Dance Theatre, The

DanceHofesh Shechter Company: Barbarians

DanceNederlands Dans Theatre 1 & 2 - Kunstkamer

Nederlands Dans Theatre 1 & 2 - Kunstkamer

DanceRambert Dance Company: Mixed Bill

MusicalBALLET & DANCE: Eonnagata

DanceRambert - A Linha Curva, and other works

"A sexily samba-soaked, hip-swinging, arm-waving, whistle-blowing fiesta" - Daily Telegraph

DanceCCN Ballet de Lorraine — Unknown Pleasures

Deprived from seeing the dancers' faces, the viewer will be forced to rethink the concept of human contact altogether

DanceMichael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa — MÁM
4.77 reviews

Michael Keegan-Dolan's MAM to have UK premiere at London's Sadler's Wells

DanceHussein Chalayan: Gravity Fatigue

DanceSidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley

DanceGisèle Vienne: Crowd
4.02 reviews

Renowned French choreographer Gisèle Vienne premieres her hit piece Crowd at Sadler's Wells this October.

DanceGrupo Corpo: Ima & Onqoto

DanceCía. Manuel Liñán — Reversible
5.01 reviews

"Sadler’s Wells has struck gold with its annual season of flamenco" -- The Independent

MusicalEdward Scissorhands

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle
4.917 reviews

Birmingham Royal Ballet brings an unforgettable rendition of Giselle to Sadler's Wells this autumn!

DanceYoung Associates / Hetain Patel: Together, not the same
5.01 reviews

Young Associates together with Hetain Patel bring new dance show 'Together, not the same' to life.

DanceAlvin Ailey American Dance Theatre: Programme A
5.08 reviews

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre's mixed dance programme will leave you blown away!

DanceEmanuel Gat Dance: Winter Variations

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DanceAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Programme B
4.98 reviews

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme B: EN/ The Call/ Juba/ Revelations

DanceAlina Cojocaru
4.85 reviews

Alina Cojocaru curates and performs new programme coming to London's Sadler's Wells

DanceCleopatra

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: Lazuli Sky

Birmingham Royal Ballet brings in-person performances of Lazuli Sky to Sadler's Wells

DanceRussell Maliphant Company: Conceal | Reveal

DanceAcosta Danza: Evolution
5.010 reviews

Acosta Danza: Evolution featuring Carlos Acosta is set to make its way to Sadler's Wells this autumn!

DanceRambert — Ghost Dances and other works

One of Rambert’s most celebrated works returns to Sadler’s Wells for the first time in 14 years

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet - Aladdin
5.01 reviews

"A delightful family show. It is absolutely astonishing" - Daily Telegraph

DanceNico Muhly / Julie Cunningham / Michael Keegan-Dolan / Iván Pérez: Drawn Lines

Tickets for Drawn Lines now available

DanceEva Yerbabuena — Apariencias
5.03 reviews

"Sadler’s Wells has struck gold with its annual season of flamenco" -- The Independent

DanceShall We Dance

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet — Shakespeare Triple Bill

Birmingham Royal Ballet presents two extraordinary shows this season, both celebrating 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare

DanceTanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Bluebeard

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Bluebeard

DanceNishat Khan and the Soul of Khayal - Darbar Festival 2017
5.01 reviews

A special double bill bringing together Hindustani khayal vocals and instrumental traditions.

DanceSidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Yabin Studio/Eastman: Genesis

DanceCloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa

Formosa highlights the beauty and history of Taiwan.

DanceCrystal Pite & Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot — Revisor
5.03 reviews

The UK Premiere of Kidd Pivot's Revisor for 3 performances only!

DanceCloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: White

DanceMatthew Bourne's Swan Lake

DanceMarie Chouinard — Double Bill

DanceRambert 2: Double Bill
4.01 reviews

Rambert 2 — Double Bill is coming to Sadler's Wells this November for a strictly limited engagement.

DanceThe Little Match Girl — Ballo Arthur Pita
5.02 reviews

Hans Christian Andersen challenged humanity in his classical tale of a pure soul and the cruel world.

DanceDarbar Festival 2019
3.01 reviews

Darbar Festival 2019 featuring Akram Khan is set to take the dance world by storm once again at Sadler's Wells this autumn!

DanceChina National Traditional Orchestra: Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage

Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage is a unique musical journey into the soul and culture of China and the East.

DanceRussell Maliphant & Vangelis: The Thread
5.08 reviews

Russell Maliphant & Vangelis: The Thread makes its world premiere at Sadler's Wells this spring.

DanceNorthern Ballet - Geisha

Geisha Kenneth Tindall's new full length ballet

DanceMichael Keegan-Dolan — Swan Lake/Loch na hEala
1.01 reviews

This Swan Lake will be like no other - as visualised by one of Ireland’s most talented, challenging and innovative choreographers

DanceConfluence

DanceLa Veronal: Voronia

DanceNational Youth Dance Company: The Rashomon Effect/Vertical Road

DanceAmerican Ballet Theatre

DanceEnglish National Ballet: Voices of America
4.84 reviews

Brilliant, inscrutable and wildly entertaining by turns

DanceAkram Khan: Desh

DanceEnglish National Ballet — Creature by Akram Khan

English National Ballet — Creature by Akram Khan at Sadler's Wells

PlayEdward Scissorhands

DanceRambert — The Creation
5.02 reviews

Established in 1926, Britain’s oldest dance company, Rambert, are celebrating their anniversary in style

DanceRichard Alston Dance Company: Mid Century Modern

"Alston premiere shows promise" Daily Telegraph on Alston's First Revue, 1968

DanceAlexander Whitley Dance Company – Overflow

Overflow in London for 2 performances only!

DanceCecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud: DFS

Dance and song at opposite ends of the spectrum come together in this exciting show.

DanceOlivier Dubois Company: Tragédie

DanceSutra

DanceHofesh Shechter

DanceEmanuel Gat: WORKS
5.01 reviews

Israelian-born choreographer Emanuel Gat brings his sex-piece compilation entitled Works to Sadler's Wells!

DanceTanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: New Piece I Dimitris Papaioannou

Following the choreographer’s death in 2009, the company are now ready to embark on the expansion of this hallowed repertoire.

MusicalFela!

DanceAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Programme C
5.04 reviews

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme C: New Moultrie/ Members/ Don’t Get Weary/ Ella/ Revelations

DanceIndian Adventures of Sitar and Dance - Darbar Festival 2017
5.01 reviews

One of India’s most brilliant and distinctive sitarists of her generation.

MusicalThe Car Man
4.917 reviews

DanceCloud Gate 2 — Triple Bill
3.52 reviews

OUT OF ASIA 2: Dancers from Taiwan perform three shows in one, inpired by human nature, the sea and traditional Taiwanese street dance.

DanceFamily Weekend: balletLORENT: Rapunzel

DancePina Bausch / Germaine Acogny & Malou Airaudo — The Rite of Spring / common ground[s]

Pina Bausch / Germaine Acogny & Malou Airaudo — The Rite of Spring / common ground[s]

DanceArmitage/McGregor/Pite/Whitley

DanceCompany Wayne McGregor: Autobiography
5.01 reviews

This show, illuminated by the human genome, creates itself anew each performance.

DanceMorphoses

DanceEnglish National Ballet: Akram Khan’s Giselle

Don't miss 'a masterpiece of 21st century dance!" Akram Khan's Giselle hits Sadler's Wells this September for a strictly limited run!

DanceAlexander Whitley Dance Company — 8 Minutes

"A mercurial imagination" The Financial Times on Petter Reco

DanceGala Flamenca 2017

"Sadler’s Wells has struck gold with its annual season of flamenco" -- The Independent

DanceRambert — Contemporaries

Established in 1926, Britain’s oldest dance company, Rambert, are celebrating their anniversary in style

DanceCrystal Pite and Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit

★★★★★ "Raw and riveting" -- The Guardian

DanceTAO Dance Theatre - 6 & 7

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DanceL-E-V — OCD Love

DanceAnne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & B’Rock Orchestra – The Six Brandenburg Concertos

J.S. Bach's Six Brandenburg Concertos come to life on the Sadler's Wells stage!

DanceFamily Weekend

DanceNorthern Ballet Theatre - Hamlet

DanceBalletboyz: 14 Days
3.02 reviews

4 choreographers, 4 composers, 4 pieces, 14 days.

DanceRambert Dance Company

DanceStuttgart Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew/ Made in Germany

DanceRussell Maliphant Dance Company: Silent Lines
5.01 reviews

Award winning Russell Maliphant Company brings Silent Lines to London

DanceGandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley: Spring
5.02 reviews

Cult-favourites Gandini Juggling join forces with Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley.

DanceAkram Khan Company – XENOS

Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece

DancePet Shop Boys & Javier De Frutos - The Most Incredible Thing

DanceFabulous Beast Dance Theatre: Rian

DanceLost Action

DanceAkram Khan Company – We are but Shadows

Akram Khan Company – We are but Shadows

DanceBalletBoyz — Deluxe

BalletBoyz — Deluxe to celebrate 20th anniversary at Sadler's Wells

DanceForsythe

DanceDimitris Papaioannou: The Great Tamer

The Greek classics provide inspiration but are brought to life in ways you've never imagined.

DanceAnne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas — Rain

"Simply to watch the collective patterns set in motion by the dancers is entrancing" -- The Guardian

DanceRambert: Rambert Event
5.02 reviews

Rambert — Rambert Event comes to Sadler's Wells this November with a unique juxtaposition of dance, music and art design!

DanceRambert: Love, Art & Rock n Roll

DanceSan Francisco Ballet — Programme D — McIntyre / Wheeldon / Dawson

San Francisco Ballet present new work by McIntyre, Wheeldon and Dawson, tickets available now!

DanceSidi Larbi Cherkaoui: 4D

DanceAkram Khan Company: iTMOi

DanceTanguera old

DanceBelén Maya Company: Trasmín

DanceNew Adventures — Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures

"A rare treat. Bourne’s wit and flair are in full play" -- Sunday Times

DanceKyle Abraham- Abraham.In.Motion — Pavement

"It sits in your throat, burning. And it stays with you" - Washington Post

DanceSasha Waltz & Guests: Sacre

DanceSan Francisco Ballet — Programme C — Welch / Scarlett / Peck
4.01 reviews

San Francisco Ballet present works by Welch, Scarlett and Peck in this new triple bill

DanceIsrael Galván — FLA.CO.MEN
3.33 reviews

"Sadler’s Wells has struck gold with its annual season of flamenco" -- The Independent

DanceYang Liping: Rite of Spring

Yang Liping returns to London with her haunting reimagining of Rite of Spring

DanceGöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley: Noetic

Led by artistic director Katrín Hall

DanceVoices of the Amazon — Sisters Grimm
3.86 reviews

"A show that enchants as much as it impresses" -- The Telegraph on INALA

DanceEnglish National Ballet: Lest We Forget
4.812 reviews

A poignant reflection on World War.

DanceAkram Khan & Israel Galvan: TOROBAKA

DanceMatthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
4.880 reviews

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes returns to London for 2019 Christmas season

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: First Steps, A Child’s Aladdin
3.52 reviews

A feast of dance, music, costumes and lots of fun, this is a perfect introduction to ballet.

DanceWayne McGregor/ Random Dance: Atomos

DanceAkram Khan: Sacred Monsters

DanceEastman - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui — Fractus V
5.01 reviews

Inspiration for this dance show comes from an unlikely source: the American philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky

Danceles ballets C de la B: Alain Platel’s tauberbach

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: Penguin Café Triple Bill/ The Sleeping Beauty

DanceDamien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel

Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel

DanceFamily Weekend — Aracaladanza - Vuelos

Aracaladanza group and their amazing Vuelos - Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s quest to make man fly.

DanceEnter Achilles — A work by Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre)

Lloyd Newson and Rambert bring Enter Achilles swinging onto the Sadler's Wells stage

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet

DanceZoonation: Unplugged

DanceDorrance Dance: Myelination and other works
5.03 reviews

Don't miss the highly anticipated UK premiere of Dorrance Dance — Myelination and other works!

DanceWayne McGregor | Random Dance : FAR

DanceFlamenco Festival: Rocío Molina
5.01 reviews

Rocio Molina brings her Olivier Award nominated Fallen From Heaven back to the West End for one night only!

DanceMatthew Bourne's Swan Lake
4.935 reviews

This Christmas the multi award-winning hit returns to the theatre where it all began for a strictly limited run.

DanceFlamenco - Ballet Nacional de Espana

DanceÁngel Múñoz: From White To Black

DanceMatthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

Dance3Abschied

DanceBallet Preljocaj: La Fresque
4.73 reviews

Ballet Preljocaj — La Fresque is set to make a splash at Sadler's Wells this autumn for a strictly limited run you won't want to miss!

DanceEonnagata

DanceCandoco Dance Company — Beheld & Set and Reset/Reset
4.01 reviews

This show, packed with internationally acclaimed artists, will engage all your senses

DanceAracaladanza: Play
5.01 reviews

Spanish company Aracaladanza return for Sadler's Wells' Family Weekend with new show Play

DanceFlamenco Festival: Patricia Guerrero
5.01 reviews

Max Award nominee Patricia Guerrero in Catedral for one night only!

DanceCompagnie du Hanneton / James Thiérrée: Tabac Rouge

DanceSan Franciso Ballet: Programme C

DanceAnne Teresa De Keersmaeker Rosas

DanceNational Ballet of China — The Peony Pavillion
4.52 reviews

OUT OF ASIA 2: Western and Eastern cultural heritage merge in this unique ballet show

DanceNorthern Ballet — Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Suitable for all ages, this is a perfect introduction to the world of ballet for the whole family!

DanceDada Masilo: Giselle
4.76 reviews

Dada Masilo's groundbreaking reimagining of the renowned Giselle ballet is coming to Sadler's Wells for a limited time!

DanceJasmin Vardimon Company: Yesterday

DanceFlamenco: Eva Yerbabuena

DanceFlamenco Festival: Olga Pericet
5.01 reviews

Olga Pericet's The Thorn That Wanted to be a Flower, or The Flower That Dreamed of Being a Dancer UK premiere.

DanceAkram Khan's Bahok

DanceNatalia Osipova: Pure Dance
4.617 reviews

Natalia Osipova returns to Sadler's Wells with acclaimed show Pure Dance backed by popular demand.

DanceHofesh Shechter Company: Grand Finale
1.01 reviews

Hofesh Shechter returns to the West End!

DanceBeijing Dance Theater: Haze

DanceMatthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

This original production is an intense and modern re-imagining of one of the most famous love stories ever told.

DanceRambert: Life is a Dream
3.33 reviews

"Superbly constructed, inventively musical, beautiful and profoundly humane" The Guardian On Transfigured Night

DanceHofesh Shechter: Sun

DanceMixed Bill

DanceRichard Alston Dance Company — Final Edition

Richard Alston Dance Company says farewell with Final Edition

DanceFlamenco - Mujeres

DanceMatthew Bourne's Play Without Words

DancePaco Peña Flamenco Dance Company — Flamencura
4.33 reviews

★★★★★ "An exceptional evening, elegant yet imbued with force. Excellent, all of it" -- The Times

DanceCompagnie du Hanneton / James Thierrée — The Toad Knew
1.01 reviews

★★★★ "A spellbinding mix of ravishing visuals, seductive music and breathtaking acrobatics" -- The Guardian

DanceFabulous Beast & Liam O Maonlai: Rian

DanceFlamenco Festival

DanceCía. Mercedes Ruiz — Déjame que te baile
5.02 reviews

"Sadler’s Wells has struck gold with its annual season of flamenco" -- The Independent

DanceSilvia Pérez Cruz & Raúl Fernández Refree: Cruzmiró

DanceShobana Jeyasingh Dance — Bayadère - The Ninth Life

"Marvellous, inspiring mesh of history, poetry and ideas" - The Guardian

DanceCompany Wayne McGregor / Paris Opera Ballet — Tree of Codes

"Extraordinary. Sometimes, five stars is not enough" - The Independent

DanceCarlos Acosta

DanceJulie Cunningham / Alesandra Seutin / Botis Seva: Reckonings

Don't miss this chance to celebrate with Sadler's Wells!

MusicalMatthew Bourne's Swan Lake

DanceSasha Waltz & Guests: Körper

Waltz focuses on our bodies, how we use them and what they are worth.

DanceLA Dance Project — Mixed Bill
5.01 reviews

DanceRambert: McGregor / Motin / Shechter
4.76 reviews

Rambert: McGregor / Motin / Shechter sees two spectacular dance pieces revived along with a brand-new, hip-hop work by Motin.

DanceSavion Glover

DanceBartabas: Centaur and the Animal

DanceBalletboyz

DanceRosas: The Song

DanceCloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Nine Songs/Rice

DanceBoris Charmatz/Musée de la danse: enfant

DanceEnglish National Ballet — Pina Bausch / William Forsythe / Hans van Manen

Pina Bausch, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen - all on one stage for this stunning triple bill!

DanceNederlands Dans Theater 1: León & Lightfoot / Pite / Goecke
4.52 reviews

This celebrated company presents 3 pieces of mesmerizing theatre.

DanceLord of the Flies

DanceMatthew Bourne's Cinderella — New Adventures
4.845 reviews

Bourne's vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching...

DanceTanguera
4.632 reviews

★★★★“Tanguera ups the stakes and gives tango a blood-and-guts love story to whip its legs around…pure heaven” -- Metro

DanceEnglish National Ballet: She Persisted
5.06 reviews

English National Ballet: She Persisted at Sadler's Wells for only 9 performances!

DanceBalletBoyz®: The Talent 2013

DanceTanztheater Wuppertal: 1980 Pina Bausch

DanceSomnium: A Dancer’s Dream
4.415 reviews

Strictly Come Dancing stars Neil and Katya Jones bring their new show Somnium to London's West End

DanceAkram Khan Company – Outwitting the Devil

A new piece by Akram Khan that explores the Epic of Gilgamesh. Don't miss Outwitting the Devil this autumn!

DanceTanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: New Piece II Alan Lucien Øyen
3.77 reviews

Following the choreographer’s death in 2009, the company is now ready to embark on the expansion of this hallowed repertoire.

DanceNational Youth Dance Company / Botis Seva: MADHEAD

National Youth Dance Company and Botis Seva present contemporary new dance production MADHEAD

DanceSadler's Sampled: Playlist

DanceEnglish National Ballet - She Said

DanceMeg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Münchner Kammerspiele — UNTIL OUR HEARTS STOP

"Chafes against the life that keeps on going until nothing but a breathing body and a beating heart remain" - De Standaard

DanceMartin Creed: Work No 1020

DanceHofesh Shechter Company — barbarians

DanceScottish Ballet: Double Bill

DanceMark Morris Dance Group: Two Mixed Bills

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo & Juliet
4.73 reviews

My only love sprung from my only hate.

DanceFabulous Beast Dance Theatre: The Rite of Spring & Petrushka

DanceRambert: Mixed Bill

DanceNitin Sawhney / Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang: Dystopian Dream

Dystopian Dream is created from a concept originated by composer Nitin Sawhney and co-devised with Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez.

DanceLiang/ Maliphant/ Wheeldon

DanceMatthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
4.920 reviews

DanceSol Picó Dance Company - El Llac de les Mosques

DanceNorthern Ballet: Victoria
4.418 reviews

Northern Ballet: Victoria makes its way to London Sadler's Wells as part of its highly anticipated UK tour.

DanceSan Francisco Ballet — Programme A — Shostakovich Trilogy
5.03 reviews

Tickets available for the UK premiere of San Francisco Ballet's Shostakovich Trilogy

DanceLa La La Human Steps: New Work by Edouard Lock

DanceLyon Opera Ballet - Trois Grandes Fugues

"The experience is riveting" - New York Times

ConcertFlamenco Festival: Miguel Poveda
5.02 reviews

Miguel Poveda sings on the West End stage at Sadler's Wells for one night only!

DanceChristian Rizzo: D'Apres Une Histoire Vraie

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: Unleashed
4.01 reviews

Birmingham Royal Ballet brings new double bill Unleashed to Sadler's Well for the surprise ballet hit of the summer!

DanceBalletBoyz: Young Men
4.02 reviews

DanceRussell Maliphant Company: Afterlight

DanceMarinsky (Kirov) Ballet, The

DanceDestino

DanceDanse Élargie: Dance Expanded

Don't miss the best from Danse Élargie: Dance Expanded as they perform for an unprecedented special event at Sadler's Wells.

DanceAkram Khan Company: DESH
4.45 reviews

★★★★★ "His best show yet: poignant, thrilling, magical, moving and utterly transfixing" - The Daily Telegraph

DanceScottish Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

DanceThe Forsythe Company - I don't believe in outer space

MusicalWest Side Story

DanceRosas & Ictus: Vortex Temporum

DanceIvan Putrov-Men In Motion featuring Sergei Polunin

DanceBartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota
1.01 reviews

DanceDecreation

DanceAracaladanza's Clouds

DanceJasmin Vardimon Company — Pinocchio
5.01 reviews

The 21st century take on the classical tale of Pinocchio

DanceRichard Alston Dance Company: Quartermark
5.04 reviews

Richard Alston Dance Company celebrates 25 years with a very limited engagement of Quartermark at Sadler's Wells

DanceSavion Glover: SoLe Sanctuary

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet: Summer 2020 Mixed Bill

Carlos Acosta brings a new Birmingham Royal Ballet bill to Sadler's Wells

DanceballetLORENT - Snow White — Family Weekend

Danceles ballets C de la B

DanceTAO Dance Theater — 6 & 8

OUT OF ASIA 2: Bodies forming landscapes and inanimate objects, Mr. Tao deconstructs the traditional notion of dance

DanceMichael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa — Swan Lake/Loch na hEala
3.73 reviews

★★★★★ "A thing of wonder" - Irish Times

DanceRussell Maliphant Company: Still Current

DanceBreakin' Convention: Borderline
4.01 reviews

DanceBallet British Columbia: Emily Molnar/Crystal Pite/Sharon Eyal

Canada’s most cutting-edge dance company brings a triple bill of works by female choreographers.

DanceFlamenco Festival: Tim Ries, David Peña Dorantes & Adam Ben Ezra

Dorantes, Tim Ries and Adam Ben Ezra with guest artist Jesús Carmona — Flamenco meets Jazz

DanceDorian Gray

DanceDavid St-Pierre Company

DanceSemperoper Ballett: All Forsythe
5.01 reviews

Semperoper Ballett comes to Sadler's Wells

DanceMark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland
4.17 reviews

Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

DanceMark Morris: Mixed Bill

DanceNorthern Ballet: Jane Eyre
5.09 reviews

Experience this classic dark romance through the medium of dance.

DanceSan Francisco Ballet — Programme B — Liang / Marston / Pita

San Francisco Ballet bring UK premiere of new triple bill to Sadler's Wells

DanceTanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Viktor

See Pina Bausch and her Company in London

DanceCloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: White

DanceBirmingham Royal Ballet Swan Lake / Triple Bill
4.01 reviews

DanceVamos Cuba!
4.037 reviews

DanceSankai Juku: Dual Programme

DanceTanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Masurca Fogo

Masurca Fogo is an upbeat piece of dance theatre with all of Pina Bausch’s trademark ingenuity on display.

DanceballetLORENT — The Lost Happy Endings

balletLORENT — The Lost Happy Endings comes to London's Sadler's Wells Theatre Easter 2020