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 28 events at this location

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Akram Khan Company: DESH

A dance piece inspired the choreographer's parents birthplace.

Wed 31 May

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 1 Jun

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 2 Jun

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 3 Jun

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas: Golden Hours (As You Like It)

The contemporary dance icon, inspired by the classic comedy As You Like It and featuring excerpts from Brian Eno's Another Green World, replaces Shakespeare's dialogue with dance to convey characterisation and drama in this radical creation.

Aracaladanza: Vuelos

Choreographer Enrique Cabrera uses Aracaladanza's trademark joyful style to make dancers canter like horses, make a mess at the dinner table, play with fluttering birds and grow wings of their own, to create a magical show which will make your imagination soar.

Fri 14 Apr

£18 (Children £12) / 0844 412 4300

Sat 15 Apr

£18 (Children £12) / 0844 412 4300

BBC Young Dancer 2017

The winners of the four categories: ballet, contemporary, South Asian dance and street dance, together with at least one wildcard, will dance in front of a panel of judges.

Sat 22 Apr

£12–£25 / 0844 412 4300

Betroffenheit

Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite and actor-playwright Jonathon Young join forces to examine the aftermath of Young's personal tragedy.

Tue 11 Apr

£12–£27 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 12 Apr

£12–£27 / 0844 412 4300

Breakin’ Convention ‘17: International Festival Of Hip Hop Dance Theatre

Hip hop pioneer Jonzi D hosts the worlds biggest festival of hip hop dance which is now in its 14th year and showcases cutting edge b-boy crews and dance companies from around the world.

Compagnie du Hanneton / James Thierrée — The Toad Knew

James Thierrée returns with his latest critically acclaimed creation, featuring a seamless mix of mechanical marvels, music, surreal humour and acrobatic finesse.

…and 2 more dates until 7 May

Dorrance Dance: ETM Double Down

Electronica meets tap in Michelle Dorrance's performance.

Wed 12 Jul

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 13 Jul

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 14 Jul

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 15 Jul

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

English National Ballet: Emerging Dancer

This inspiring evening is an opportunity to watch rising stars flourish, and witness how far their dedication has taken them.

Thu 25 May

£12–£28 / 0844 412 4300

English National Ballet: Pina Bausch / William Forsythe / Hans van Manen

English National Ballet is the first UK company to be allowed to perform Pina Bausch’s iconic Le Sacre Du Printemps (The Rite of Spring).

…and 5 more dates until 1 Apr

James Thierree

Swiss circus performer, actor and director.

Wed 3 May

£12–£38 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 4 May

£12–£38 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 5 May

£12–£38 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 7 May

Kidd Pivot: The Tempest Replica

  • Written by: Crystal Pite

Physical theatre performance which uses themes from Shakespeare's famous drama, choreographed by Crystal Pite.

Tue 11 Apr

Wed 12 Apr

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne brings to live the story of Cinderella.

Sat 9 Dec

£15–£86.25 / 0844 412 4300

Sun 10 Dec

£15–£86.25 / 0844 412 4300

Tue 12 Dec

£15–£86.25 / 0844 412 4300

…and 40 more dates until 28 Jan 2018

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures

Another chance to see the programme of hit pieces that launched the career of one of Britain's favourite choreographers. The inclusion of the notorious Pissoir Duet means it comes with an 'adult content' warning, but with designs by long-time collaborator Lez Brotherston, never have old-fashioned string vests and long…

Mon 3 Apr

Tue 4 Apr

Wed 5 Apr

…and 3 more dates until 8 Apr

National Youth Dance Company: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

National Youth Dance Company presents a piece from choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, featuring movements from his established catalogue of work.

Mon 22 May

Tue 23 May

Wed 24 May

National Youth Dance Company: Tarantiseismic

The group premieres a new work by guest Artistic Director Damien Jalet, which addresses themes of melancholia, ritual, control and abandon.

Wed 19 Apr

Nora Invites

A programme of duets by renowned choreographers Lizz Aggiss's Bloody Nora!, Simon Tanguy's Digging, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion's Eleanor And Flora Music.

Thu 1 Jun

£17 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 2 Jun

£17 / 0844 412 4300

Northern Ballet: Casanova

An original scenario by Ian Kelly and Kenneth Tindall which seeks to unmask the legendary lothario. Presented by Northern Ballet with live music from Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Tue 9 May

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 10 May

£15–£56.25 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 13 May

Northern Ballet: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The company performs this child-friendly ballet, based on the fairy tale, that is an opportunity to introduce young children to the live ballet, music and theatre.

Fri 12 May

Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company: Flamencura

Guitarist Pena and company pay homage to poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca by exploring the emotional, physical and cultural impact of the Spanish Civil War on the country's history through music, song and dance.

Tue 8 Aug

Wed 9 Aug

Thu 10 Aug

…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

Rambert

Britain’s oldest dance company celebrates its 90th anniversary with a triple-bill featuring Christopher’s Bruce’s Ghost Dances, Lucy Guerin’s Tomorrow and Alexander Whitley’s Frames.

Tue 16 May

£15–£50 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 17 May

£15–£50 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 18 May

£15–£50 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 20 May

Rambert: Ghost Dances

Ghost Dances is Christopher Bruce's masterpiece, and possibly the most popular work in Rambert's history. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death - in the form of the iconic "ghosts" - interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. Inspired by Latin American celebrations of the Day of the Dead and…

Tue 16 May

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

Wed 17 May

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 18 May

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

…and 2 more dates until 20 May

Requiem For Aleppo

Twelve dancers from around the world come together to express their solidarity with the people of Aleppo through the medium of dance.

Sun 23 Apr

£15–£95 / 0844 412 4300

Richard Alston Dance Company

A mixed programme of works by Alston and his Associate Choreographer, Martin Lawrance. The modern tango of Tangent is set to music by Astor Piazzolla, whilst the dramatic Stronghold has a score by Julia Wolfe. Mazur is danced to live Chopin mazurkas and An Italian In Madrid is inspired by the sonatas of Scarlatti.

Fri 16 Jun

£15–£47.50 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 17 Jun

£15–£47.50 / 0844 412 4300

Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Another chance to see Scottish Ballet's contemporary take on the Prokofiev ballet with Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor bringing a fresh twist to the classic tragedy.

Wed 7 Jun

Thu 8 Jun

Fri 9 Jun

Sat 10 Jun

Sisters Grimm – Voices of the Amazon

A mix of Brazilian music and dance featuring Brazilian songwriters and percussionists Olodum.

Tue 4 Jul

Wed 5 Jul

Thu 6 Jul

…and 2 more dates until 8 Jul

Tanguera

Tango show from Argentina.

Wed 19 Jul

£15–£65 / 0844 412 4300

Thu 20 Jul

£15–£65 / 0844 412 4300

Fri 21 Jul

£15–£65 / 0844 412 4300

…and 14 more dates until 6 Aug

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