Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
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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 36 events at this location

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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

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Wed 30 May

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Thu 31 May

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

…and 6 more dates until 9 Jun

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.

Tue 29 May

£45–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 30 May

£45–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 31 May

£45–£58 / 0844 412 4300

…and 6 more dates until 9 Jun

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

£45–£125 / 0844 412 4300

Ballet British Columbia

The company performs a bill comprising three pieces; Emily Molnar's 16 + A Room, Crystal Pite's Solo Echo and Sharon Eyal's Bill.

Tue 6 Mar

£35 / 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

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 27 Apr

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 28 Apr

£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

£24 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 31 Mar

£24 / 0844 412 4300

Birmingham Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee

  • Written by: Frederick Ashton, Ferdinand Herold

Created in 1960 by one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century, this charming ballet was an instant hit. Funny, tender and true, this lovely ballet of rural bliss will put a spectacular spring in your step. When country beauty Lise falls in love with farm lad Colas, she's about to upset the apple cart. Her…

Thu 1 Nov

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Fri 2 Nov

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Sat 3 Nov

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

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

£36–£54 / 0844 412 4300

Candoco Dance Company: Double Bill

The ensemble of disabled and non-disabled dancers presents a double bill of dramatic and powerful choreography.

Fri 9 Mar

£16–£35 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 10 Mar

£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

£61–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 2 Aug

£61–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 3 Aug

£61–£75 / 0844 412 4300

…and 13 more dates until 18 Aug

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.

Tue 24 Apr

£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

£49 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 10 May

£49 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 11 May

£49 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 12 May

£49 / 0844 412 4300

Darbar Festival

The UK's biggest festival of classical Indian music and dance, held over three weekends in September, October and November.

Sat 24 Nov

Times & prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sun 25 Nov

Times & prices vary / 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

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Fri 13 Apr

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sat 14 Apr

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

…and 6 more dates until 21 Apr

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

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 13 Apr

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 14 Apr

£15–£75 / 0844 412 4300

…and 6 more dates until 21 Apr

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

£26 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 21 Mar

£26 / 0844 412 4300

Fire & Fury: Mixed Programme

The ensemble performs The King Dances by choreographer David Bintley, and Juanjo Arques's Ignite.

Tue 30 Oct

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Wed 31 Oct

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Flamenco Festival

Sadler’s Wells’ renowned annual season of flamenco dance and music returns. Audiences can enjoy performances from some of the world’s most outstanding flamenco talent.

Sun 25 Feb

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Jane Eyre

  • Written by: Cathy Marston

Northern Ballet take on the classic Charlotte Brontë novel about an impoverished child who becomes a governess and falls for her handsome but mysterious employer, Mr Rochester.

Tue 15 May

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Wed 16 May

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Thu 17 May

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 19 May

Motionhouse: Charge

A multimedia production exploring the power of the Sun, the Earth's weather systems, how energy works in our own bodies and the concept of humans as energy manipulators.

Wed 21 Mar

£15–£29 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 22 Mar

£15–£29 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Fri 23 Mar

£15–£29 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Sat 24 Mar

£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

£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

£52–£61 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 17 May

£52–£61 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 18 May

£52–£61 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 19 May

£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

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Wed 16 May

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 17 May

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

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

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 22 May

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Wed 23 May

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Thu 24 May

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 26 May

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

£32–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 23 May

£32–£58 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 24 May

£32–£58 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 26 May

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

£12.50–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 23 May

£12.50–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 24 May

£12.50–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 26 May

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

£38–£49 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 24 Mar

£38–£49 / 0844 412 4300

Rumpelstiltskin

Award-winning dance company and Sadler’s Wells partner prepares for national tour Multi-award-winning dance theatre company ballet LORENT is preparing for its 2018 national tour presenting an original adaptation of the classic fairytale ***Rumpelstiltskin***. Following the critically acclaimed Rapunzel (2012-2015)…

Fri 30 Mar

£12–£18 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 31 Mar

£12–£18 / 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

£18 (Children £12) / 0844 412 4300

  • 15:00

Sat 31 Mar

£18 (Children £12) / 0844 412 4300

  • 11:00
  • 15:00

Sasha Waltz & Guests: Sacre

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

Sat 3 Mar

£29 / 0844 412 4300

Sasha Waltz: Korper

Berlin-based dance-maker and tanztheater luminary Sasha Waltz is celebrated for her compelling imagery and body-focused choreography. Taking the body itself as her subject in Korper, Waltz combines clinical analysis and fantastical illusions as 13 dancers meld together to form strange chimerical creatures and squirm…

Thu 1 Mar

£12–£32 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Fri 2 Mar

£12–£32 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Sat 3 Mar

£12–£32 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

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

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Tue 27 Mar

£41–£52 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 28 Mar

£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

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Sat 31 Mar

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

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Tue 27 Mar

prices vary / 0844 412 4300

Wed 28 Mar

prices vary / 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

£62–£77 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 14 Apr

£62–£77 / 0844 412 4300

Mon 16 Apr

£62–£77 / 0844 412 4300

…and 5 more dates until 21 Apr

Xenos

XENOS will see Akram Khan give his final ever solo performances in a full-length work commissioned by 14-18 NOW. The dance blends an Indian classical style with contemporary choreography in powerful and pioneering synergy.

Tue 29 May

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Wed 30 May

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30

Thu 31 May

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 9 Jun

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