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Sadler's Wells London

What’s On at Sadler's Wells

Ballet, contemporary dance and theatre performances make events at Sadler’s Wells in 2023-2024 some of the most diverse in central London. In August, Matthew Bourne’s dynamic, daring Romeo and Juliet ballet is a thrilling highlight. Tickets for this show are perfect for older teens and adults who want to experience an accessible and modern dance production inspired by a story we can all connect to.

Choreographer Matthew Bourne’s work continues to be a feature of Sadler’s Wells events into the second half of the year when his acclaimed take on Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands is on stage in December - perfect holiday entertainment for anyone who prefers gothic fairytales to festive stories. Sadler's Well has a varied events schedule all year around, with dance productions of all styles to excite and entertain.

About the Sadler's Wells

A theatre has stood on the site of Sadler's Wells in Angel, Islington since the late 1600s and has been rebuilt six times over the course of four centuries. In 1925 renowned theatre producer Lilian Baylis, who owned the Old Vic, set up a charitable foundation to purchase Sadler's Wells for the nation, specialising in dance and opera.

Sadler's Wells closed in 1995 and a £54 million building project commenced, largely funded by the National Lottery. Sadler's Wells moved to the Peacock Theatre until 1998, and this West End venue still hosts a programme of dance productions for the company today. The current Sadler's Wells Theatre opened in 1998 with a performance by Rambert Dance Company of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe. In 2004, Alistair Spalding became artistic director, transforming the venue into a contemporary dance house and introducing five associate artists who would develop new work at the theatre, these artists included Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan and BalletBoyz.

Notable productions at Sadler's Wells include the world premiere of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake in 1995, The Most Incredible Thing with music by the Pet Shop Boys, and Jonathan Church's critically acclaimed production of Singin' in the Rain, which returned in 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

The box office opens from 10am - 8pm on Monday - Saturday. Tickets can be collected on the day of your performance from the box office. Please ensure you bring along your confirmation email and a form of ID.
The auditorium opens around 30 minutes before the show starts, and you are welcome to either take your seats early or remain in the bar/lobby until final calls for the show.
This venue is a great spot to soak up the pre-show atmosphere with a range of bars and cafes on-site. The Fox Garden Court Cafe serves up a range of salads, hot food and cakes, alongside a range of drink options. There are bars located on both levels of the circle, which serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, alongside bar snacks such as crisps, nuts and ice cream.
There are cloakroom facilities for small items and coats. Please note, storage is not available for large bags, rucksacks or backpacks. The cloakroom is located on the basement level of the building.
Yes, the theatre is fully air-conditioned.
The venue is located in Angel and only a five-minute walk from Upper Street, which is a bustling area packed with restaurants, cafes and pubs to eat before and after the show. If you're looking for fast food, McDonald's is a 10-minute walk and Five Guys is a 15-minute walk from the venue. Alternatively, try some award-winning Indochinese cuisine at Banana Tree, which is less than a five-minute walk away.
The DoubleTree Hilton Angel Islington is just a five-minute walk away and offers a range of rooms at affordable prices. The hotel is well located for nearby transport links at Angel London Underground station. For an Apart-Hotel experience, try Citadines Islington, which is just a 15-minute stroll from the venue.
The box office can be contacted by email at
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