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.
© Morley von Sternberg
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Dec 7 2012
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.
What's on at Sadler's Wells
Contemporary and experimental, West End, Circuses, Drama
Rogue, unclassifiable artist James Thieree brings the UK premiere of 'Tabac Rouge' to Sadler's Wells. The piece is a mix of contemporary circus and mystery, mirrors, music and movement.
Things to do, Kids' activities
This annual two-day festival of games, activities and entertainment inspired is inspired by the theatre's current family shows. On Friday April 18 and Saturday April 19 balletLORENT's Rapunzel will be brought to life before (12.30pm) and after (4.30pm)...
Folk and ethnic, Drama, classical
The eleventh festival of all things flamenco arrives in London this year. This piece features a clash between two dancers from different generations who are united by their love of movement. Flamenco legend Belen Maya and Spain's Manuel Linan perform...
Folk and ethnic, Folk, Drama, classical
Here to close the annual, two-week flamenco festival at Sadler's Wells is this piece from Catalan singers Silvia Perez Cruz and Raul Fernandez Refree. Their style has been influenced by folk, jazz, Portuguese fado and classical music.
Folk and ethnic, Drama, classical
It's that flamenco time of year again - 2014 sees the eleventh instalment of the annual Flamenco Festival arrive at Sadler's Wells. With it comes this piece from returning performer Farruquito, who dances flamenco puro.
Folk and ethnic, Performance, Drama, classical
- Critics' choice
Hofesh Shechter's first new piece since the monster that was 'Political Mother', 'Sun' is an altogether different proposition, based on ideas of light and hope. The London-based Israeli choreographer is one of the hottest properties in the dance world...
Hip hop, West End
Brazilian choreographer Bruno Beltrão's show is a continuation of his subversive deconstruction of hip-hop theatre cliches. The choreography in 'CRACKz' was sourced by Beltrão and his dancers scouring the internet for recordings of movements, gestures...
Contemporary and experimental, Modern, West End
Now firmly in their brand spanking new home on the Southbank, Rambert Dance Company are returning to Sadler's Wells this year with something of an ABC. The bill is made up of pieces by Richard Alston, Christopher Bruce, Lucinda Childs and Merce Cunningham....