Sadler's Wells

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
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty is the current production at Sadler's Wells. The upcoming booking period for Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at Sadler's Wells starts 29/11/2022 19:30:00 and runs until 15/01/2023 14:00:00. Tickets for Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty start at £18 and are available to [book now](/booking/matthew-bournes-sleeping-beauty-tickets/11-2022). Saregama Live – Disco Dancer is the current production at Sadler's Wells. 42nd Street is the current production at Sadler's Wells. The latest booking period for 42nd Street at Sadler's Wells started 02/01/2018 19:30:00 and runs until 02/07/2023 16:00:00. Tickets for 42nd Street start at £18 and are available to [book now](/booking/42nd-street-tickets/11-2022).
<p>We recommend using public transportation to get to Sadler&rsquo;s Wells. The nearest underground station to Sadler&rsquo;s Wells is Angel Station (Northern Line). Sadler&rsquo;s Wells has its own bus stop which is serviced by lines 19, 38 and 341. If you are driving to Sadler&rsquo;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&rsquo;s bays.&nbsp; The nearest car park outside the congestion zone is Parkfield Street and there is a large car park in Bowling Green Lane.</p>

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Hofesh Shechter

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Flamenco - Carmen

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Cullberg Ballet: Plateau Effect

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Romeo and Juliet

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Carmen La Cubana

4.6(40)

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

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San Francisco Ballet: Programme B

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Batsheva Dance Company

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Miguel Poveda: In Concert

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: milonga

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Farruquito: Improvisao

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TAO Dance Theater: 4 & 9

4.0(1)

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

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Pina Bausch – Iphigenie auf Tauris

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Scottish Ballet - 40th Anniversary Tour

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The Mardi Gras Challenge

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Duel Programme

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OPERA: Marinsky (Kirov) Opera

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Ea Sola: Drought and Rain

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LA Dance Project: Mixed Bill

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet — Triple Bill

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Akram Khan Company – Until the Lions

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

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Triptych

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San Francisco Ballet: Programme A

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Dutch National Ballet: Hans van Manen

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Kidd Pivot/Crystal Pite: The Tempest Replica

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Paco Peña

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China Peking Opera Company - The Emperor and the Concubine

China Peking Opera Company returns to Sadler's Wells

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Akram Khan: Vertical Road

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Birmingham Royal Ballet — The Tempest

4.7(3)

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

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Morphoses: The Wheeldon Company

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Philippe Decoufle Company DCA - Contact

3.0(1)

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter)

4.6(7)

Birmingham Royal Ballet brings a comic ballet to London!

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan — 13 Tongues & Dust

4.4(5)

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

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Richard Alston Dance Company

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Bruno Beltrão: CRACKz

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Saburo Teshigawara/KARAS: Mirror and Music

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The Most Incredible Thing

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: TeZukA

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Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo: INALA

5.0(2)

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Compagnie Marie Chouinard

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Birmingham Royal Ballet — Triple Bill

5.0(1)

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

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Emanuel Gat Dance: Brilliant Corners

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Flamenco Festival: Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras

5.0(22)

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

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Nederlands Dans Theater

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In the Spirit of Diaghilev

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Star Studded Gala: Yorkshire Ballet Summer School

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Brasil Brasileiro

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

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Peter Grimes / The adventures of Pinocchio

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Dorrance Dance — ETM: Double Down

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

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Mozart's Zaide

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

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Hofesh Shechter Company: Barbarians

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Nederlands Dans Theatre 1 & 2 - Kunstkamer

Nederlands Dans Theatre 1 & 2 - Kunstkamer

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Rambert Dance Company: Mixed Bill

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BALLET & DANCE: Eonnagata

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Rambert - A Linha Curva, and other works

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

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Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa — MÁM

4.7(7)

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

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Hussein Chalayan: Gravity Fatigue

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley

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Grupo Corpo: Ima & Onqoto

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Edward Scissorhands

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Emanuel Gat Dance: Winter Variations

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Programme B

4.9(8)

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

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Alina Cojocaru

4.8(5)

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

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Cleopatra

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Lazuli Sky

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

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Russell Maliphant Company: Conceal | Reveal

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Acosta Danza: Evolution

5.0(10)

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

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Birmingham Royal Ballet - Aladdin

5.0(1)

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

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

Tickets for Drawn Lines now available

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Shall We Dance

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Birmingham Royal Ballet — Shakespeare Triple Bill

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

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Bluebeard

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Bluebeard

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Nishat Khan and the Soul of Khayal - Darbar Festival 2017

5.0(1)

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

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Yabin Studio/Eastman: Genesis

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa

Formosa highlights the beauty and history of Taiwan.

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Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot — Revisor

5.0(3)

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

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: White

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

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Marie Chouinard — Double Bill

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Darbar Festival 2019

3.0(1)

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

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Northern Ballet - Geisha

Geisha Kenneth Tindall's new full length ballet

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Confluence

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La Veronal: Voronia

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National Youth Dance Company: The Rashomon Effect/Vertical Road

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American Ballet Theatre

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Akram Khan: Desh

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English National Ballet — Creature by Akram Khan

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

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Edward Scissorhands

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Alexander Whitley Dance Company – Overflow

Overflow in London for 2 performances only!

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Olivier Dubois Company: Tragédie

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Sutra

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Emanuel Gat: WORKS

5.0(1)

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

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Fela!

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Programme C

5.0(4)

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

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Indian Adventures of Sitar and Dance - Darbar Festival 2017

5.0(1)

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

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Armitage/McGregor/Pite/Whitley

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Armitage/McGregor/Pite/Whitley

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Company Wayne McGregor: Autobiography

5.0(1)

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

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Morphoses

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Alexander Whitley Dance Company — 8 Minutes

"A mercurial imagination" The Financial Times on Petter Reco

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Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young — Betroffenheit

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

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TAO Dance Theatre - 6 & 7

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Family Weekend

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Northern Ballet Theatre - Hamlet

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Rambert Dance Company

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

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Russell Maliphant Dance Company: Silent Lines

5.0(1)

Award winning Russell Maliphant Company brings Silent Lines to London

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Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley: Spring

5.0(2)

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

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

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Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre: Rian

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Lost Action

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Akram Khan Company – We are but Shadows

Akram Khan Company – We are but Shadows

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Forsythe

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Dimitris Papaioannou: The Great Tamer

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

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas — Rain

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

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Rambert: Rambert Event

5.0(2)

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

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Rambert: Love, Art & Rock n Roll

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

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

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: 4D

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Akram Khan Company: iTMOi

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Belén Maya Company: Trasmín

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Sasha Waltz & Guests: Sacre

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San Francisco Ballet — Programme C — Welch / Scarlett / Peck

4.0(1)

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

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Yang Liping: Rite of Spring

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

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GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley: Noetic

Led by artistic director Katrín Hall

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Voices of the Amazon — Sisters Grimm

3.8(6)

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

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Akram Khan & Israel Galvan: TOROBAKA

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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

4.8(80)

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

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: First Steps, A Child’s Aladdin

3.5(2)

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

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Wayne McGregor/ Random Dance: Atomos

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Akram Khan: Sacred Monsters

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

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

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Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel

Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa: Vessel

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Family Weekend — Aracaladanza - Vuelos

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

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

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

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Birmingham Royal Ballet

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Zoonation: Unplugged

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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance : FAR

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

4.9(35)

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

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Flamenco - Ballet Nacional de Espana

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Ángel Múñoz: From White To Black

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3Abschied

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Eonnagata

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Flamenco Festival: Patricia Guerrero

5.0(1)

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

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Compagnie du Hanneton / James Thiérrée: Tabac Rouge

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San Franciso Ballet: Programme C

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Northern Ballet — Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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

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Jasmin Vardimon Company: Yesterday

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Flamenco: Eva Yerbabuena

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Flamenco Festival: Olga Pericet

5.0(1)

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

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Akram Khan's Bahok

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Hofesh Shechter Company: Grand Finale

1.0(1)

Hofesh Shechter returns to the West End!

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Beijing Dance Theater: Haze

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Hofesh Shechter: Sun

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Mixed Bill

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Richard Alston Dance Company — Final Edition

Richard Alston Dance Company says farewell with Final Edition

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Flamenco - Mujeres

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Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words

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Fabulous Beast & Liam O Maonlai: Rian

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Flamenco Festival

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Silvia Pérez Cruz & Raúl Fernández Refree: Cruzmiró

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Shobana Jeyasingh Dance — Bayadère - The Ninth Life

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

Dance

Carlos Acosta

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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

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Sasha Waltz & Guests: Körper

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

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LA Dance Project — Mixed Bill

5.0(1)

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Savion Glover

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Bartabas: Centaur and the Animal

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Balletboyz

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Rosas: The Song

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Nine Songs/Rice

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Boris Charmatz/Musée de la danse: enfant

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Nederlands Dans Theater 1: León & Lightfoot / Pite / Goecke

4.5(2)

This celebrated company presents 3 pieces of mesmerizing theatre.

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Lord of the Flies

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Matthew Bourne's Cinderella — New Adventures

4.8(45)

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

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Tanguera

4.6(32)

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

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English National Ballet: She Persisted

5.0(6)

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

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BalletBoyz®: The Talent 2013

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Tanztheater Wuppertal: 1980 Pina Bausch

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Sadler's Sampled: Playlist

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Meg 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

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Martin Creed: Work No 1020

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Hofesh Shechter Company — barbarians

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Scottish Ballet: Double Bill

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Mark Morris Dance Group: Two Mixed Bills

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

4.7(3)

My only love sprung from my only hate.

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Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre: The Rite of Spring & Petrushka

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Rambert: Mixed Bill

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Nitin 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.

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Liang/ Maliphant/ Wheeldon

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Sol Picó Dance Company - El Llac de les Mosques

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Northern Ballet: Victoria

4.4(18)

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

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San Francisco Ballet — Programme A — Shostakovich Trilogy

5.0(3)

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

Dance

La La La Human Steps: New Work by Edouard Lock

Concert

Flamenco Festival: Miguel Poveda

5.0(2)

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

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Christian Rizzo: D'Apres Une Histoire Vraie

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Unleashed

4.0(1)

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

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Russell Maliphant Company: Afterlight

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Marinsky (Kirov) Ballet, The

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Destino

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Danse 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.

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Scottish Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

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

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West Side Story

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Rosas & Ictus: Vortex Temporum

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Ivan Putrov-Men In Motion featuring Sergei Polunin

Dance

Decreation

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Aracaladanza's Clouds

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Savion Glover: SoLe Sanctuary

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Summer 2020 Mixed Bill

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

Dance

les ballets C de la B

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Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa — Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

3.7(3)

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

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Russell Maliphant Company: Still Current

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Breakin' Convention: Borderline

4.0(1)

Dance

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

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

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

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

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Dorian Gray

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David St-Pierre Company

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Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

4.1(7)

Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

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Mark Morris: Mixed Bill

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Northern Ballet: Jane Eyre

5.0(9)

Experience this classic dark romance through the medium of dance.

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

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

Dance

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Viktor

See Pina Bausch and her Company in London

Dance

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: White

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Birmingham Royal Ballet Swan Lake / Triple Bill

4.0(1)

Dance

Sankai Juku: Dual Programme

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Hofesh Shechter Company - Double Murder

A thrilling new double bill

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Akram Khan Company – XENOS

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

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Akram 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!

Dance

Akram Khan Company – XENOS

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

Musical

Singin' In The Rain

Adam Cooper returns to Sadler's Wells in the classic feel-good show Singin' in the Rain!

Dance

BalletBoyz: Young Men

4.0(2)

Dance

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Rosas

Dance

Tanguera old

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Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker!

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker

Dance

Neil O'Brien Entertainment Presents - Pasion de Buena Vista

Direct from Havana Cuba

Dance

BalletBoyz — Deluxe

BalletBoyz are back at Sadler's Wells with Deluxe

Dance

balletLORENT — The Lost Happy Endings

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

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English National Ballet — The Forsythe Evening

The Forsythe Evening comes to Sadler's Wells for a limited run!

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Paco Peña — Solera

Paco Peña brings Solera to Sadler's Wells for 6 performances only!

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Family Weekend: balletLORENT: Rapunzel

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L-E-V — OCD Love

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balletLORENT - Snow White — Family Weekend

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre: Programme A

5.0(8)

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

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English National Ballet: Lest We Forget

4.8(12)

A poignant reflection on World War.

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National Ballet of China — The Peony Pavillion

4.5(2)

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

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui — m!longa

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

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Russell Maliphant & Vangelis: The Thread

5.0(8)

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

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Julie Cunningham / Alesandra Seutin / Botis Seva: Reckonings

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

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Semperoper Ballett: All Forsythe

5.0(1)

Semperoper Ballett comes to Sadler's Wells

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Dorrance Dance: Myelination and other works

5.0(3)

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

Dance

Cloud Gate 2 — Triple Bill

3.5(2)

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

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Natalia Osipova — Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Russell Maliphant / Arthur Pita

4.0(1)

Dance

English 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!

Dance

Lyon Opera Ballet - Trois Grandes Fugues

"The experience is riveting" - New York Times

Dance

Rambert — Ghost Dances and other works

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

Dance

Ballet Preljocaj: La Fresque

4.7(3)

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!

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Matthew 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.

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Cía. Mercedes Ruiz — Déjame que te baile

5.0(2)

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

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balletLORENT: Rumpelstiltskin

4.0(8)

Rumpelstiltskin as you've never seen it before.

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Israel Galván — FLA.CO.MEN

3.3(3)

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

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Eastman - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui — Fractus V

5.0(1)

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

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Aracaladanza: Play

5.0(1)

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

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China National Traditional Orchestra: Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage

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

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Rambert: Life is a Dream

3.3(3)

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

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: New Piece II Alan Lucien Øyen

3.7(7)

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

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Cía. Manuel Liñán — Reversible

5.0(1)

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

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Bartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota

1.0(1)

Dance

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company — Patrias

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National Youth Dance Company / Botis Seva: MADHEAD

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

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Akram Khan Company: DESH

4.4(5)

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

Dance

Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud: DFS

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

Dance

New Adventures — Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures

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

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Autumn 2019 Mixed Bill

4.8(6)

Quick-witted and even quicker footed.

Dance

Flamenco Festival: Rocío Molina

5.0(1)

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

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Company Wayne McGregor / Paris Opera Ballet — Tree of Codes

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

Dance

Jasmin Vardimon Company — Pinocchio

5.0(1)

The 21st century take on the classical tale of Pinocchio

Dance

Compagnie du Hanneton / James Thierrée — The Toad Knew

1.0(1)

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

Dance

Somnium: A Dancer’s Dream

4.4(15)

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

Dance

Lucy Carter / Michael Hulls / Nitin Sawhney - No Body

Dance

Candoco Dance Company — Beheld & Set and Reset/Reset

4.0(1)

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

Dance

CCN Ballet de Lorraine — Unknown Pleasures

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

Dance

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Hobson's Choice

4.8(8)

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Hobson's Choice

Dance

The Little Match Girl — Ballo Arthur Pita

5.0(2)

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

Dance

Rambert: McGregor / Motin / Shechter

4.7(6)

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

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Gala Flamenca 2017

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

Dance

TAO Dance Theater — 6 & 8

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

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Rambert — Contemporaries

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

Dance

Natalia Osipova: Pure Dance

4.6(17)

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

Dance

L-E-V: Love Chapter 2

3.0(1)

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

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Young Associates / Hetain Patel: Together, not the same

5.0(1)

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

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Rambert 2: Double Bill

4.0(1)

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

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Balletboyz: 14 Days

3.0(2)

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

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A

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English National Ballet: Voices of America

4.8(4)

Brilliant, inscrutable and wildly entertaining by turns

Dance

Vamos Cuba!

4.0(37)

Dance

English National Ballet - She Said

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Michael Keegan-Dolan — Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

1.0(1)

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

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Dada Masilo: Giselle

4.7(6)

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

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An evening of Bharatanatyam – Darbar Festival

5.0(1)

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

Dance

Tanztheater 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.

Dance

Richard Alston Dance Company: Quartermark

5.0(4)

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

Dance

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Masurca Fogo

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

Dance

Candoco Dance Company: Double Bill

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

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Ragas, Sarod and Fiery Dance - Darbar Festival 2017

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

Dance

Eva Yerbabuena — Apariencias

5.0(3)

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

Dance

Richard Alston Dance Company: Mid Century Modern

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

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Rambert — The Creation

5.0(2)

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

Dance

English 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!

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giselle

4.9(17)

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

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Anne 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!

Dance

Yang Liping Contemporary Dance — Under Siege

5.0(5)

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

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Gisèle Vienne: Crowd

4.0(2)

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

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Kyle Abraham- Abraham.In.Motion — Pavement

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

Dance

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company — Flamencura

4.3(3)

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

Dance

Rambert - Dance

Rambert returns to Sadler's Wells for 4 performances only!

Dance

Liszt mosaics

4.0(1)

Liszt mosaics at Sadler's Wells for one-night-only!

Musical

South Pacific

4.7(249)

South Pacific tickets are now booking for the limited London Sadler's Wells Run

Dance

Pina 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]