Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
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Sadler's Wells

There's been entertainment on this site ever since Richard Sadler opened his Musick House in 1683, claiming that the well water found on the property had medicinal quality, but in its current incarnation as London's top dance theatre, Sadler's Wells dates from 1925, when producer Lilian Baylis and ambitious young dancer/choreographer Ninette de Valois started a ballet company in the theatre. The current building dates from 1998, and incorporates the skeleton of the previous one from 1931. Today, Sadler's Wells commissions and produces as well as hosts new dance works from British and international artists, as well as hosting Breakin' Convention, the international hip-hop theatre festival.

The nearest Tube station is Angel (Northern) and the theatre is served by the 19, 38 and 341 buses. There is on-street free parking in Hardwick Street and other streets off Rosebery Avenue, and a 24-hour car park in Bowling Green Lane.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1925

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Akram Khan Company: iTMOi (In The Mind Of Igor)

  • Written by: Ben Frost

Akram Khan interprets the ethos of Stravinsky's The Rite Of Spring with his latest full-length dance-theatre work which looks at the human condition, and at how classical music evokes emotional responses through patterns. Original music composed by Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook and Ben Frost.

Tue 29 May 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Wed 30 May 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Thu 31 May 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

…and 6 more dates until 9 Jun 2018

Akram Khan Company - Xenos

Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan takes to the stage alongside five world-class musicians. Khan revisits the myth of Prometheus in the context of the First World War, conjuring the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier. XENOS takes place where humanity stands in wonder…

Tue 29 May 2018

£45–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 30 May 2018

£45–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 31 May 2018

£45–£58 / 0844 412 4300

…and 6 more dates until 9 Jun 2018

Akram Khan Company: XENOS

Marking his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan revisits the myth of Prometheus in the context of the First World War, conjuring the shell shocked dream of a colonial soldier. XENOS takes place where humanity stands in wonder and disarray, on the border between…

Tue 29 May 2018

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Wed 30 May 2018

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 31 May 2018

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30
…and 7 more dates until 9 Jun 2018

Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation

Annie Lennox will share thoughts, memories and reflections during a one night only event of conversation, musical performance and visual imagery on 4th March at Sadler's Wells Theatre. All proceeds from the evening 'Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation' will be donated to The Circle, the charitable…

Sun 4 Mar 2018

£45–£125 / 0844 412 4300

Ballet British Columbia

A mixed programme of contemporary dance including works by Sharon Eyal, Emily Molnar and Crystal Pite.

Tue 6 Mar 2018

£31–£35 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 7 Mar 2018

£31–£35 / 0844 412 4300

Ballet Flamenco Jesus Carmona, Impetus, Flamenco Festival 2018

Former dancer with Ballet Nacional de España, Jesús Carmona is a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution. His flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves translate masterfully to the work he creates for his own company who perform this irresistible interpretation of famous scores from Spain’s most beloved composers.

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£36–£54 / 0844 412 4300

Balletboyz: Fourteen Days

The BalletBoyz return with four new works, choreographed and composed in just 14 days, by Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez and Christopher Wheeldon, plus Russell Maliphant’s Fallen.

Thu 26 Apr 2018

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 27 Apr 2018

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 28 Apr 2018

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

balletLORENT - Rumpelstiltskin

As part of Family Weekend, the ever-popular balletLORENT returns to Sadler’s Wells with another of their fantastical dance-theatre fairy-tale adaptations. Directed by Liv Lorent, and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Rumpelstiltskin is the story of the outsider, shunned for being different. Set in a world of…

Fri 30 Mar 2018

£24 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 31 Mar 2018

£24 / 0844 412 4300

Born a Shadow, Comapania Rafaela Carrasco, Flamenco Festival 2018

Flamenco and the lives of female artists from the Spanish Golden Age combine in this show inspired by the hidden voices of Teresa de Jesús, María de Zayas, María Calderon and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Using flamenco rhythms, Rafaela Carrasco finds a way for these women to speak through the centuries.

Sun 25 Feb 2018

£36–£54 / 0844 412 4300

Candoco Dance Company - Double Bill

The renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers returns to Sadler’s Wells with a double bill commissioned and performed by Candoco. Yasmeen Godder, a “leading choreographer of the Israeli new wave” (The Observer), makes work that is seductive, disturbing, potent and personal. In Face In…

Fri 9 Mar 2018

£16–£35 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£16–£35 / 0844 412 4300

Carmen La Cubana

Carmen La Cubana is a seductive new musical featuring Bizet's classic score flavoured with authentic Cuban styles. Inspired by Oscar Hammerstein II's Broadway hit Carmen Jones, Christopher Renshaw (The King and I) directs this UK premiere, with new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), mixing…

Wed 1 Aug 2018

£61–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 2 Aug 2018

£61–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 3 Aug 2018

£61–£75 / 0844 412 4300

…and 14 more dates until 19 Aug 2018

Cecilia Bengolea & Francois Chaignaud: DFS

Bringing their research together, the choreographers invited three ballerinas and dancehall specialists to join them in the exploration of song and dance where pointe shoes and trainers share the dance floor to dance and sing on equal footing.

Mon 23 Apr 2018

£26 / 0844 412 4300

Tue 24 Apr 2018

£26 / 0844 412 4300

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min's new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan.

Wed 9 May 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Thu 10 May 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Fri 11 May 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sat 12 May 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Cloud Gate - Formosa

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min’s new work takes inspiration from the legendary words of the Portuguese sailors in the 16th century, as they spotted the verdant land that would one day be known as Taiwan: “Formosa!” (“Beautiful!”) With music by award-winning Taiwanese indigenous singer Sangpuy and projection…

Wed 9 May 2018

£38–£49 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 10 May 2018

£38–£49 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 11 May 2018

£38–£49 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 12 May 2018

£38–£49 / 0844 412 4300

English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Fri 13 Apr 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sat 14 Apr 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

…and 6 more dates until 21 Apr 2018

English National Ballet: Voices Of America

A programme of neo-classical ballet with an American accent from three generations of choreographers, featuring two works by one of dance's leading figures, William Forsythe, plus Jerome Robbins' The Cage, set to Stravinsky's Concerto in D, and a reworked version of Aszure Barton's Fantastic Beings.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 13 Apr 2018

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 14 Apr 2018

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

…and 6 more dates until 21 Apr 2018

Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel

Regular collaborators Fabrizio Cassol and Alain Platel join forces once again in a work inspired by Mozart’s final and unfinished work. With 14 musicians from across Europe and Africa, composer and musical director Cassol reconstructs the Requiem utilising diverse musical influences from popular African music to jazz…

Tue 20 Mar 2018

£26 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 21 Mar 2018

£26 / 0844 412 4300

Gala Flamenca La Chana, Godess of Compas, Flamenco Festival 2018

Four champions of flamenco puro come together in a homage to La Chana. Ángel Rojas directs Antonio Canales, El Farru, Gema Moneo and, in a rare appearance, the “sorceress” (New York Times), La Chana herself.

Wed 21 Feb 2018

£49–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£49–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£49–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Isabel Bayon Compania -Dju-Dju, Flamenco Festival 2018

In an extraordinary collaboration, avant-garde choreographer and dancer Israel Galván directs classical dancer Isabel Bayón as she reinvents herself, exploring the demons and superstitions of the flamenco world, alongside dancers Alicia Márquez and Nieves Casablanca.

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£26 / 0844 412 4300

Maria Pages Compania: Yo Carmen - Flamenco Festival 2018

María Pagés searches for the woman behind the femme fatale of Prosper Mérimée’s novel, a character appropriated by so many generations of men. Alongside 14 flamenco artists she delves into the feelings of real women, as she declares that is time for a woman’s voice to talk about women. "It turned the physically…

Thu 15 Feb 2018

£49–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 16 Feb 2018

£49–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£49–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

  • Written by: Prokofiev (music), Matthew Bourne

Choreographer Matthew Bourne brings to life the story of Cinderella.

Sat 23 Dec

£34 / 0844 412 4300

Sun 24 Dec

£34 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 27 Dec

£34 / 0844 412 4300

…and 27 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

Motionhouse: Charge

Motionhouse is a company which fuses highly physical dance-circus with digital imagery and imaginative set design. This science-based piece brings to life stories about the Sun, the Earth's weather systems, and how energy works in our own bodies. It was created in collaboration with Prof Frances Ashcroft and her team from…

Wed 21 Mar 2018

£15–£29 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£15–£29 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£15–£29 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Sat 24 Mar 2018

£15–£29 / 0844 412 4300

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

National Youth Dance Company & Sharon Eyal: Used To Be Blonde

A premiere of a new work created by guest artistic director Sharon Eyal, containing Eyal's signature style, conveying extreme emotions through movement.

Sat 7 Apr 2018

£6–£12 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Northern Ballet Jane Eyre

After bringing Sadler’s Wells a succession of sumptuous story-ballets, including the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award-winning 1984 and the critically acclaimed Casanova, Northern Ballet returns with Jane Eyre. Cathy Marston’s adaptation of the ultimate gothic romance follows Charlotte Brontë’s “poor, obscure, plain, and…

Wed 16 May 2018

£52–£61 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 17 May 2018

£52–£61 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 18 May 2018

£52–£61 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 19 May 2018

£52–£61 / 0844 412 4300

Northern Ballet: Jane Eyre

Cathy Marston choreographs a new production of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel about the orphan who applies to work as a governess at Thornfield Hall under the rude and impassioned Mr Rochester, who hides a dark secret.

Tue 15 May 2018

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Wed 16 May 2018

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 17 May 2018

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 19 May 2018

Painter and Flamenco: J.R.T. - Flamenco Festival 2018

The Symbolist painter Julio Romero de Torres is famous for his portrayals of the archetypal ‘Spanish woman’. With dramatist Pedro G. Romero, Ursula Lopez, Tamara Lopez and Leonor Leal aim to break all the clichés and stereotypes with this “hypnotizing performance” (ABC, Spain).

Sun 18 Feb 2018

£36–£54 / 0844 412 4300

Rambert

One of Britain’s finest modern dance companies presents a triple bill including Itzik Galili’s colourful and explosive work, A Linha Curva, plus Symbiosis by Andonis Foniadakis and a new Nina Simone-inspired piece by Ben Duke.

Tue 21 Nov

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Wed 22 Nov

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Thu 23 Nov

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

…and 7 more dates until 26 May 2018

Rambert – A Linha Curva and other works

Dance pieces by Itzik Galili, Ben Duke and Andonis Foniadakis, with music by Ilan Eshkeri and Nina Simone.

Fri 24 Nov

0844 412 4300

Rambert: A Linha Curva, and other works

Itzik Galili's party piece for Rambert returns to Sadler's Wells for a percussion-fuelled carnival of dance, 28 dancers, four samba drummers and a dazzling light show contribute to its infectious energy. Rising star Ben Duke's dance theatre creation is inspired by the music and spirit of Nina Simone, with a selection…

Sat 25 Nov

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Rambert: A Linha Curva And Other Works

Twenty-eight dancers perform the riotous samba-fuelled work by Itzik Galili featuring a massed bank of percussion and dramatic lighting. Plus Ben Duke's Goat, inspired by the music and spirit of Nina Simone and Symbiosis by the internationally acclaimed dance-maker Andonis Foniadakis.

Tue 21 Nov

£12–£40; £8–£20 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Wed 22 Nov

£12–£40; £8–£20 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 23 Nov

£12–£40; £8–£20 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 25 Nov

Rambert - Life is a Dream

Following on from the phenomenal success of Transfigured Night, Danish choreographer and two time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates a new work for Rambert. After a lifetime of incarceration, a man gains a single day of freedom in this retelling of the 17th century play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Illusion…

Tue 22 May 2018

£32–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 23 May 2018

£32–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 24 May 2018

£32–£58 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 26 May 2018

Rambert: Life Is A Dream

Two time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates Rambert's first full-length narrative work. After a lifetime of incarceration, a man gains a single day of freedom in this modern retelling of the 17th century play by Pedro Calderon de la Barca.

Tue 22 May 2018

£10–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Wed 23 May 2018

£10–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 24 May 2018

£10–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 26 May 2018

Richard Alston Dance Company

The acclaimed contemporary dance company presents a triple bill featuring Martin Lawrance's Tangent, and Alston’s Chacony and Gypsy Mixture.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£38–£49 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 24 Mar 2018

£38–£49 / 0844 412 4300

Sadler's Wells Family Weekend

Children and their families are invited to take part in Family Weekend, a jam-packed festival including performances, workshops, games, arts and crafts activities. Lilian Baylis Studio show to be announced.

Fri 30 Mar 2018

£18 (Children £12) / 0844 412 4300

  • 15:00

Sat 31 Mar 2018

£18 (Children £12) / 0844 412 4300

  • 11:00
  • 15:00

Sadler's Wells Sampled

Sadler's Wells Sampled has been a regular fixture at Sadler's Wells since 2007, giving dance fans and newcomers alike a chance to enjoy a diverse range of styles with extracts from some of the world's finest dancers and dance companies for a special low price. Alongside the performances on stage there will also be…

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£3–£20 / 0844 412 4300

  • 12:00

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£3–£20 / 0844 412 4300

  • 12:00

Sasha Waltz & Guests: Sacre

Sasha Waltz's latest production, Sacre, is inspired by research into group dynamics.

Thu 1 Mar 2018

£16–£41 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 2 Mar 2018

£16–£41 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 3 Mar 2018

£16–£41 / 0844 412 4300

Sidi Larbi with Monks from the Shaolin Temple: Sutra

This award-winning collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China is one of Sadler’s Wells’ longest-running and most exhilarating productions, now returning to London to celebrate its tenth anniversary. With Antony Gormley’s…

Mon 26 Mar 2018

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Tue 27 Mar 2018

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 28 Mar 2018

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Snow White

Newcastle’s balletLORENT present this dark and mystical adaptation of Snow White created from an original retelling by Carol Ann Duffy with music by Murray Gold.

Fri 30 Mar 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sat 31 Mar 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sutra

An award-winning collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China, in a breath-taking spectacle of athleticism that explores the philosophy and faith behind the Shaolin tradition in a contemporary context.

Mon 26 Mar 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Tue 27 Mar 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Wed 28 Mar 2018

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Tanztheater Wuppertal

In 1986, the city of Rome invited Pina Bausch and her company to make a piece inspired by the Eternal City. Viktor turned out to be the first of Bausch’s epic travelogues, a series which took her company around the world for inspiration-gathering residencies. Deep in the muddy depths of a grave which is still being…

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£64–£77 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£64–£77 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£64–£77 / 0844 412 4300

Sun 11 Feb 2018

£64–£77 / 0844 412 4300

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Viktor

In 1986, the city of Rome invited Pina Bausch and her company to make a piece inspired by the Eternal City. Viktor turned out to be the first of Pina Bausch's epic travelogues, a series which took her company around the world for inspiration-gathering residencies. Deep in the muddy depths of a grave which is still being…

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Sun 11 Feb 2018

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Teac Damsa: Swan Lake

Michael Keegan-Dolan's magical adaptation of one of the most famous ballets in the world returns, rooted in the Midlands of Ireland where ancient mythology and the modern world collide.

Thu 30 Nov

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Fri 1 Dec

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sat 2 Dec

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Tempo of Light - Flamenco Festival 2018

Featuring the leading voices in Spain today, revered singer Carmen Linares and brilliant rising stars Arcangel and Marina Heredia perform with Miguel A. Cortes, Bolita and Paquito González, demonstrating the passion of flamenco from its gypsy roots through to its modern innovations, accompanied by the outstanding dancer…

Wed 14 Feb 2018

£36–£54 / 0844 412 4300

Voices of America - ENB

Sadler’s Wells Associate Company English National Ballet returns with a programme of works packed with the audacious attitude of American-style neo-classical ballet, featuring two works by one of dance’s leading figures, William Forsythe: the world premiere of a new work created for English National Ballet and Approximate…

Fri 13 Apr 2018

£62–£77 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 14 Apr 2018

£62–£77 / 0844 412 4300

Mon 16 Apr 2018

£62–£77 / 0844 412 4300

…and 5 more dates until 21 Apr 2018

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