Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
  • Telephone 0844 412 4300
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  • Website www.sadlerswells.com
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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

Events at this venue

There are 26 events at this location

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Acosta Danza

Mixture of classical and contemporary Cuban dance.

Wed 27 Sep

£12–£55 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 28 Sep

£12–£55 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Fri 29 Sep

£12–£55 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Sat 30 Sep

£12–£55 / 0844 412 4300

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Balletboyz - 14 Days

The boyband of ballet embark on stunning displays of physical dexterity. 14 days features three new works and the reprisal of Fallen which won the National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography in 2013.

Tue 10 Oct

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 11 Oct

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 12 Oct

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 14 Oct

BalletBoyz: Fourteen Days

A contemporary dance piece created by choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Ivan Perez and Christopher Wheeldon and composers Scott Walker, Charlotte Harding, Joby Talbot and Keaton Henson.

Tue 10 Oct

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Oct

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 12 Oct

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 14 Oct

BalletBoyz: Young Men

  • Written by: Ivan Perez

A moving portrayal of love, friendship, loss and survival in war, drawing inspiration from images of conflict through the ages. Choreographed by Ivan Perez with an original score by Keaton Henson.

Tue 10 Oct

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Wed 11 Oct

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Thu 12 Oct

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 14 Oct

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Aladdin

The classic story of Aladdin and his adventures with a magic lamp is brought life in David Bintley's production, which features music by BAFTA award-winning Carl Davis and vibrant designs from Dick Bird.

Tue 31 Oct

£36–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 1 Nov

£36–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 2 Nov

£36–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Arcadia / Le Baiser De La Fee / Still Life At The Penguin Cafe

The leading ballet company presents a triple bill including Ruth Brill's story of the ancient god Pan, Michael Corder's interpretation of this classic fairy-tale, and finally the story of animals taking shelter from a storm.

Fri 3 Nov

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Sat 4 Nov

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

A mixed programme of new work and much loved pieces. The ancient god Pan is unleashed in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first artist Ruth Brill’s Arcadia, created to a score from saxophonist John Harle. Michael Corder’s Le Baiser de la fée is a beautiful interpretation of this classic fairy tale. Finally, a…

Fri 3 Nov

£45–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 4 Nov

£45–£58 / 0844 412 4300

China National Peking Opera Company

The China National Peking Opera Company present a double bill of A River All Red and The Phoenix Returns Home. Presented with English surtitles.

Sat 21 Oct

£15–£65 / 0844 412 4300

Sun 22 Oct

£15–£65 / 0844 412 4300

Tue 24 Oct

£15–£65 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 25 Oct

£15–£65 / 0844 412 4300

Darbar Festival - Akram Khan

Akram Khan performs an excerpt from his upcoming solo. This teaser focuses on his kathak tradition, the classical dance form from North India. Patri Satish Kumar, a musician from the great Carnatic tradition performs with the percussionists Ghatam V Suresh and Amrit on khanjira. Then Pravin Godkhindi and Surpreet…

Thu 9 Nov

£36–£64 / 0844 412 4300

Darbar Festival - Ragas, Sarod & Fiery Dance

A triple bill of dynamic new talents with international star of bharatanatyam, Mythili Prakash and noted kathak performer Dheerandra Tiwari, plus a music concert by a remarkable Debasmita Bhattacharya on the emotive sarod joined by Gurdain Rayatt on tabla. Prakash, an international star in the Bharatnatyam dance world, is…

Fri 10 Nov

£36 / 0844 412 4300

Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park

  • Written by: Jasmin Vardimon

Jasmin Vardimon's critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.

Fri 27 Oct

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sat 28 Oct

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Jasmin Vardimon - Pinocchio

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon is set to charm audiences once again this half term as she returns with her joyous and wildly imaginative take on the classic Collodi fairy tale. With clever humour, engaging drama and witty observations, this theatrically innovative piece takes us on a magical adventure…

Fri 27 Oct

£24 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 28 Oct

£24 / 0844 412 4300

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

  • Written by: Prokofiev (music), Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne brings to live the story of Cinderella.

Sun 10 Dec

£34 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 13 Dec

£34 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 15 Dec

£34 / 0844 412 4300

…and 36 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

Nishat Khan And The Soul Of Khayal

A double bill of performances, first with vocalist Pandit Kaivalya Kumar accompanied by Surpreet Deshpande and Milind Kulkarni, followed by sitar player Nishat Khan accompanied by Shahbaz Hussain.

Sun 12 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 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

Pavement

Dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham combines balletic and hip hop movements in his latest piece, which is inspired by the 1991 John Singleton film Boyz N The Hood, the writings of American civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois and Abraham's own childhood.

Fri 17 Nov

£20 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Sat 18 Nov

£20 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Ragas, Sarod And Fiery Dance

A triple bill of vivid new raga works opening with Mythili Prakash, followed by Debasmita Bhattacharya and finally Gurdain Rayatt.

Fri 10 Nov

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:00

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 2 more dates until 25 Nov

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.

Tue 21 Nov

£15–£50 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 22 Nov

£15–£50 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 23 Nov

£15–£50 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 25 Nov

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…

Tue 21 Nov

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 22 Nov

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 23 Nov

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 25 Nov

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

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance — Bayadère - The Ninth Life

A radical reimagining of Marius Petipa's classical ballet of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption set in a mythical India.

Mon 16 Oct

£15–£33.75 / 0844 412 4300

Tue 17 Oct

£15–£33.75 / 0844 412 4300

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

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Fri 1 Dec

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Sat 2 Dec

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Trois Grandes Fugues

Three ground-breaking choreographers each create strikingly distinctive dance works to the same piece of music, Beethoven's Grande Fugue op. 133.

Thu 19 Oct

£31–£35 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 20 Oct

£31–£35 / 0844 412 4300

Until Our Hearts Stop

Choreographer Meg Stuart's latest work sees six performers and three musicians in a nightclub and arena, a place of desire and illusion.

Wed 15 Nov

£34–£41 / 0844 412 4300

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance: Atomos

  • Written by: Wayne McGregor

The newest full-length work by cutting-edge contemporary choreographer and Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Wayne McGregor.

Wed 4 Oct

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Thu 5 Oct

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Fri 6 Oct

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sat 7 Oct

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

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