Sadler's Wells

Now showing at the Sadler's Wells

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, and took the dance world by storm. Now firmly established as a modern day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.

Booking from: Wednesday, 2nd January 2019
Booking until: Friday, 25th January 2019
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Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley - Spring

Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley - Spring

Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley have joined forces to create a new show. Adventurous and kaleidoscopic, Spring is an enquiry in to the nature of colour and how we perceive it.

A cross art form production, Spring challenges impressions of movement and physicality, embracing deconstructed rhythms and jubilant patterning. 

Booking from: Thursday, 31st January 2019
Booking until: Saturday, 2nd February 2019
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Sadler's Wells Seating Plan

Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells on the Map

How to get there: (5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

Rosebery Avenue

Buses: 19, 38, 341

Nearest Underground: Angel


Sadler's Wells Theatre is located on Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington. The present theatre is the sixth on the site and seats 1,500. It also contains the 200-seat Lilian Baylis Theatre.

It is best known for its ballet, but contemporary dance and opera are also part of the repertoire. Also, the venue can be described as a receiving house for visiting companies with their own productions.

The current theatre opened on 11 October 1998 after being rebuilt with money from the National Lottery.