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Sadler's WellsModern contemporary dance and music performance space.

Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and international dance, ballet, opera and music theatre to the capital. Now a strikingly modern building with flexible performance and auditorium spaces, the original Sadler’s Wells opened in 1683. Six Sadler’s Wells’ later and sleek steel and glass have replaced the crumbling brick edifice of previous centuries. Originally a music hall, the venue now boasts a resoundingly contemporary but extremely accessible programme - with an emphasis on dance and movement - supported by innovative visual arts exhibitions in its public spaces. Sadler's really came into its own when Lilian Baylis took charge in the 1920s. Since then many of the world's best dancers have performed on this Islington stage. In 1995, Matthew Bourne premiered his magnificent ‘Swan Lake’ here which went on to become the West End's longest running ballet. Sadler's Wells continues to have close associations with the centrally located Peacock Theatre, its home during periods of renovation, while the Lilian Baylis Theatre - now a highly regarded venue in itself – is located within the Sadler’s Well Islington complex. It’s really worth checking out what’s on here if you’re down for the weekend. Ranging from the cutting-edge to the mainstream, some truly landmark productions have taken place here over the years (‘Edward Scissorhands’) – which make this an attractive proposition for entertainment in the capital.

Best for:
Ballet and Bourne, 'Swan Lake' and 'Scissorhands', contemporary dance and classics.

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Sadler's Wells takes its name from the theatre’s original founder, Richard Sadler, and the wells that were discovered on the site.

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Cecilia Lisa Eliceche - UnisonCecilia Lisa Eliceche - UnisonThe choreographer's work focuses on the simultaneous execution of the same movement by several people.2016-05-05T20:00:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Cecilia Lisa Eliceche - Unison
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan - Songs of the WanderersCloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan - Songs of the WanderersCloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan - Songs of the WanderersMore than three tonnes of rice falls to the floor in Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan's Songs of the Wanderers, the piece that has brought them worldwide acclaim. Taiwan's first modern dance company, directed by celebrated choreographer Lin Hwai-Min, comes to Sadler's Wells with this visually stunning tribute to pilgrimage, set to a 2016-05-05T00:00:00+01002016-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £12, £18, £22, £29, £38
DATES  4th, 5th, 6th and 7th May 2016
VENUE  Sadler's Wells Theatre 
More than three tonnes of rice falls to the floor in Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan's Songs of the Wanderers, the piece that has brought them worldwide acclaim. Taiwan's first modern dance company, directed by celebrated choreographer Lin Hwai-Min, comes to Sadler's Wells with this visually stunning tribute to pilgrimage, set to a ... More about this event
 
Into The Hoods: RemixedInto The Hoods: RemixedInto The Hoods: RemixedDue to its incredible popularity, ZooNation's award-winning dance comedy Into the Hoods: Remixed returns to the Peacock Theatre this May. A revamped version of the production that stormed the West End in 2008, this version has a remixed soundtrack and fresh designs. The story follows two children who get lost on the wrong side of the tracks in the 2016-05-05T19:30:00+01002016-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
PRICING  £15-£38
DATES  4th to 21st May 2016
VENUE  Peacock Theatre 
Due to its incredible popularity, ZooNation's award-winning dance comedy Into the Hoods: Remixed returns to the Peacock Theatre this May. A revamped version of the production that stormed the West End in 2008, this version has a remixed soundtrack and fresh designs. The story follows two children who get lost on the wrong side of the tracks in the ... More about this event
 
Rambert: Murder, Mystery And A Party - A Linha Curva Plus Other WorksRambert: Murder, Mystery And A Party - A Linha Curva Plus Other WorksA performance of three individual works, Tomorrow by Lucy Guerin, Shobana Jeyasingh's Terra Incognita and Itzik Galili's A Linha Curva.2016-05-10T19:30:00+01002016-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Rambert: Murder, Mystery And A Party - A Linha Curva Plus Other Works
Nederlands Dans Theater 2Nederlands Dans Theater 2The company presents a mixed programme of dance, including ballet and modern dance, performed with awe-inspiring skill and passionate creativity.2016-05-17T19:30:00+01002016-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Nederlands Dans Theater 2
Aracaladanza: VuelosAracaladanza: VuelosChoreographer and director Enrique Cabrera delves into the imagination of the visionary genius of Leonardo De Vinci for a journey filled with dance, visuals and video projections.2016-05-21T11:30:00+01002016-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Aracaladanza: Vuelos
Mardi Gras - The Stars In Our EyesMardi Gras - The Stars In Our EyesA performance by student dancers from across the United Kingdom.2016-05-21T13:00:00+01002016-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Mardi Gras - The Stars In Our Eyes
Northern Ballet: 1984Northern Ballet: 1984The company presents a re-imagining of the iconic novel by George Orwell, created by the guest choreographer and former Royal Ballet dancer Jonathan Watkins.2016-05-24T19:30:00+01002016-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Northern Ballet: 1984
The Merchants Of BollywoodThe Merchants Of BollywoodTheatrical dance exploring the history of the film industry. Choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.2016-05-24T19:30:00+01002016-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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The Merchants Of Bollywood
Wild Card - Dotdotdot DanceWild Card - Dotdotdot DanceContemporary flamenco from the three dancers, flamenco. Magdalena Mannion, Yinka Esi Graves and Noemi Luz.2016-05-26T20:00:00+01002016-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  29% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 5 minutes from Sadler's Wells
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £52  32% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 7 minutes from Sadler's Wells
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  25% off
Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Sadler's Wells
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | Same location as Sadler's Wells
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Sadler's Wells
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 6 minutes from Sadler's Wells
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
 
 
 
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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 6th December 2016 to 29th January 2017
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | Same location as Sadler's Wells
Dance master Matthew Bourne takes on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film and Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale to create new ballet production The Red Shoes, being ...More
 
 
 
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Cecilia Lisa Eliceche - Unison
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May 2016 - 8pm-9pm
Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | Same location as Sadler's Wells
The choreographer's work focuses on the simultaneous execution of the same movement by several people....More
 
 
 
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Thomas Truax
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 5th May 2016 - 8pm
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 | 6 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Sadler's Wells
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Sadler's Wells
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Sadler's Wells
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
 
 
 
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ec one Exmouth Market
London > Shopping > Jewellery
41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Sadler's Wells
Established in Clerkenwell in 1997, EC One jewellery has built up a glittering reputation for its individual, stylish jewellery. Husband and wife team Jos and Alison ... More
 
 
 
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Fresh N Fine
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Sadler's Wells
This independent supermarket between Angel and Kings Cross sells good quality organic food, Bundaberg root beer and Fentiman's cola as well as all the basics. ... More
 
 
 
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Sadler's Wells
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Quinto Quarto
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
316 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Sadler's Wells
Influenced by the diverse Italian regions as well as hints from Spanish cooking, Adha Chef brings sumptuous, authentic flavours to Islington's popular Quinto Quarto. Drawing on ... More
 
 
 
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The Brasserie on St John Street
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
360 - 362 St. John Street, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from Sadler's Wells
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Miz en Bouche
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
316 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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London College of English
London > Education > English Language Courses
354 Goswell Road, Angel, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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City University
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 5 minutes from Sadler's Wells
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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British Waterski
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
390 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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London Amateur Wrestlers
London > Leisure > Fitness
Martial Arts Hall, City University, Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Sadler's Wells
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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The Ambassador
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Sadler's Wells
The Ambassador is one of the more special among of the gastro pubs in Exmouth Market thanks to its short but eclectic menu. It also owes ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Kick
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from Sadler's Wells
The original Kick bar and a local landmark, Cafe Kick is a tiny continental-style cafe bar with terrace tables and an endearingly insalubrious interior, has three ... More
 
 
 
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 5 minutes from Sadler's Wells
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters. Upstairs ... More
 
 
 
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El Paso Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
350 - 354 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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Electrowerkz
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Sadler's Wells
This warehouse club behind Angel tube isn't for the faint of heart. Electrowerkz is best known for hosting Slimelight, the longest running Goth party in the ... More
 
 
 
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Sadler's Wells
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Business > Venue Hire
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | Same location as Sadler's Wells
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Myddelton Conference Rooms
London > Business > Venue Hire
Rosebery Hall, 90 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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Candid Arts Cafe
London > Business > Venue Hire
3 Torrens Street, Angel, Islington, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Shaftesbury Theatre 5 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 
The Great British Graphic Novel
Exhibitions | Until 24th July 2016 

The Cartoon Museum 7 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

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One Woman Comedy Cabaret: My Stubborn Tongue By Anna Fishbeyn
Comedy | On 5th May 2016 

Pushkin House 7 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Using Russian and American songs and dances from the 1980s, the writer, singer and comedian tells the story of a ...More

Lynsey Hanley In Conversation With Dawn Foster At LRB
Exhibitions | On 5th May 2016 

London Review Bookshop 8 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

What does it mean to be middle class or working class? How does class affect us? Lynsey Hanley will be ...More

Unearthing The Canaanites: British Museum Excavations In The Jordan Valley
Exhibitions | On 5th May 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Talk by James Fraser, British Museum....More

The London Cabaret Club Presents The Best Of British Pop
The London Cabaret Club Presents The Best Of British Pop
Theatre | Next performance 5th May 2016 

The Bloomsbury Ballroom 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Following three years of sell-out pop-up shows around London, the London Cabaret Club now has a permanent home at the ...More

 
Sicily: Culture and Conquest
Sicily: Culture and Conquest
Exhibitions | Until 14th August 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

In 2016, the British Museum hosts the first exhibition in the UK to explore over 4000 years of history on ...More

 
Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome
Light, Time, Legacy: Francis Towne's Watercolours of Rome
Exhibitions | Until 14th August 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

The British Museum marks the bicentenary of Francis Towne's death with ...More

 
Krishna In The Garden Of Assam: The Cultural Context Of An Indian Textile
Exhibitions | Until 14th August 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Experience The Vrindavani Vastra, or The Cloth Of Vrindavan, a 17th-century, woven silk fabric with depictions of the life of ...More

The Waddesdon Bequest: A Rothschild Renaissance
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

A gallery housing the medieval and renaissance pieces collected by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild MP....More

 
 
 
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