- Telephone 0844 412 4300
- Website www.sadlerswells.com
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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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.
Thu 11 May 2017
Cloud Gate 2: Triple Bill
The sister company of Taiwan's acclaimed Cloud Gate Dance Theatre performs a poetic triple bill in the UK for the first time, including Wicked Fish, The Wall and Beckoning by Cheng Tsung-lung, which explores how people shift identities almost instantaneously.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan: Rice
A modern dance performance inspired by the East Rift Valley of Taiwan, which was once blighted by the overuse of fertilisers but has now recovered. Featuring traditional Hakka folksongs and western arias.
English National Ballet: Akram Khan's Giselle
- Written by: Akram Khan
Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan creates a new version of romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet. Composer Ben Frost adapts the original score, which is performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
Tue 15 Nov
Wed 16 Nov
Thu 17 Nov
Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park
- Written by: Jasmin Vardimon
Jasmin Vardimon's critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.
Tue 25 Oct
London Russian Ballet School With Artists Of The Bolshoi Ballet - Celebration!
Olga Marchenkova and Artemy Belyakov from the Bolshoi Ballet will dance alongside LRBS students, accompanied by award-winning musicians.
Sun 30 Oct
£18–£38 / 0844 412 4300
Mardi Gras - The Mardi Gras Challenge
A competition for student dancers from dance schools throughout the country.
Matthew Bourne's The Car Man
The legendary choreographer presents his re-imagining of Bizet's Carmen.
Moscow Ballet La Classique: Swan Lake
- Directed by: Elik Melikov
- Written by: Tchaikovsky
Crisp white tutus and heartbreaking romance from the Moscow Ballet, performing the most popular of all classical ballets to Tchaikovsky's familiar score.
National Ballet Of China: The Peony Pavillion
- Directed by: Li Liuyi
- Written by: Fei Bo
A revival of director Li Liuyi and choreographer Fei Bo's celebrated 2008 two-act fusion ballet based on the 16th century love story The Peony Pavilion, which combines Western style choreography with traditional Chinese influences to an eclectic post-modern score that references Holst, Prokofiev and Debussy.
Tue 29 Nov
Wed 30 Nov
Thu 1 Dec
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.
Thu 27 Oct
£15–£47.50 / 0844 412 4300
Fri 28 Oct
£15–£47.50 / 0844 412 4300
This half term be charmed by Jasmin Vardimon's innovative take on the classic Collodi fairytale – a brand new family-friendly dance show for everyone aged 7 and up, performed by Jasmin Vardimon Company's breathtakingly physical dancers. Bringing to life the famous marionette, the show follows Pinocchio as he embarks on…
Mon 24 Oct
A triple-bill by choreographers Alexander Whitley, Malgorzata Dzierzon and Patricia Okenwa on themes of capitalism, migration, identity, society and art to mark Rambert's 90th anniversary.
To mark its 90th anniversary, the celebrated company presents one of its most ambitious stagings - a dance about the creation of Earth told through Mark Baldwin's choreography, Joseph Haydn's lyrical arias and Pablo Bronstein's spectacular sets. The cast includes more than 40 dancers and 70 musicians.
Rambert: Love, Art & Rock'n'Roll
- Written by: Kim Brandstrup
Rambert presents dances about love, art and rock'n'roll.
The Red Shoes
New production, from acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne, of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale 'The Red Shoes'.
Sadler’s Wells Sampled
An annual taster evening, in which dance performances, workshops and events take place throughout the building, featuring different styles from hip hop to tango, contemporary dance to ballet.
Fri 3 Feb 2017
Yang Liping Contemporary Dance: Under Siege
Celebrated Chinese dancer Yang Liping draws inspiration from Chinese opera, modern dance, martial arts and hip hop for an abstract modern work based on the classical story Farewell My Concubine.