Sadler's Wells

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Purpose-built in 1998 on the site of the original seventeenth-century theatre of the same name, this dazzling complex is home to an impressive line-up of local and international dance talent. While remaining accessible in its programme, Sadler's Wells puts on strong, often critically acclaimed, shows that cover tango, flamenco (watch out for the annual Flamenco Festival), hip hop, classical and contemporary ballet as well as Matthew Bourne's special brand of populist dance. The Angel venue's name dates back to the 1680s when the theatre discovered a medicinal well whose water was said to have health-giving properties. You can still look down the well today, though the days of taking a quick dip before a show are long gone. In addition to the main theatre, the smaller Lilian Baylis Studio offers smaller-scale new works and works in progress, while the Peacock Theatre (on Portugal Street in Holborn) operates as a satellite venue.
Venue name: Sadler's Wells
Address: Rosebery Avenue
Opening hours: 9am-8.30pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Angel
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  • Installation Tuesday June 7 2016 - Sunday June 12 2016
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  • Experimental Thursday June 16 2016 - Friday June 17 2016
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  • Monday June 20 2016 - Tuesday June 21 2016
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  • Wednesday June 29 2016 - Saturday October 1 2016
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  • Modern Wednesday July 6 2016 - Friday July 8 2016
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  • Latin and world Tuesday July 12 2016 - Saturday July 16 2016
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  • Ballroom and Latin Tuesday July 26 2016 - Sunday August 21 2016
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  • Ballet Tuesday December 6 2016 - Saturday December 31 2016
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Tiago Almeida

Been to this venue last Saturday 20.02.16 as part of the 'Flamenco Festival London 2016'.

The venue is pretty amazing and new, with incredible acoustics.

The show was absolutely fantastic - Sara Baras is the most famous Flamenco dancer in Spain and probably the world and stunned us all.

The festival finishes on the 28.02.16, if you have an opportunity don't miss it!

Paula - ToT

This theatre is very well set out and a lot bigger than expected.It is modern and clean and, although it may lack the charm of the older theatres in the West End, it is well set up for plays, shows etc.The staff were friendly and helpful and the facilities are great. 


If you like contemporary dance, then definitely this is your place! Well established or just new contemporary dance companies from around the world are all welcome here. You can also catch now and then ballet, flamenco or hip hop shows. The theatre itself has excellent architecture, modern huge lounge rooms and really spacious seats. Tickets are less than average priced & If you book for more than one show, you get 20% discount! One of my favorite theatre all over London!

Faye Dawson

THE place to go for the most exceptional and diverse dance in London. I'm always delighted to discover new choreographers here. And the multisave discount makes it even sweeter.