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.
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Matthew Bourne's ‘Swan Lake’ review
This latest outing for Matthew Bourne’s most famous (and best) work is billed as a revamped version, but the changes won’t ruffle anyone’s feathers – a new lighting design, costumes and some choreographic tweaks. His ‘Swan Lake’ is essentially what it...Ballet Until Sunday December 30 2018
Oliver de Sagazan: Transfiguration
Olivier de Sagazan becomes a human canvas in this astonishing dance piece, which coats his body in layers of paint and clay. He's bringing his solo performance 'Transfiguration' to LIMF 2019 ahead of his appearance in Mario Sorrenti's supernatural thriller,...Experimental Thursday January 10 2019 - Friday January 11 2019
A Night With Thick & Tight
Dance duo Thick & Tight mix drama, lip-synching and queer aesthetics in this triple bill. They'll conjure up icons from Claude Cahun to Princess Di in a series of witty duets and solos.Contemporary and experimental Thursday January 17 2019 - Saturday January 19 2019
Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley: Spring
Gandini Juggling have made their name with dazzling kaleidoscopic shows that use everything from balls to teacups to traffic cones to create intricate patterns in their air. Now, they're teaming up with contemporary dance choreographer Alexander Whitly...Thursday January 31 2019 - Saturday February 2 2019
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Sadler's Wells is a stunning venue just a short walk away from Angel. It reminds me of Christmas as I've made it a tradition to go to a Matthew Bourne Ballet as a Christmas treat every year, always absolutely mesmerising.
I have been going to Sadler's wells since I was a child to see dance shows. Its my favourite venue- as a lover of all things dance it has the most diverse range of shows on- something for everyone
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!
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.
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