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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.

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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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The Little Match GirlThe Little Match GirlThe Little Match GirlA snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying streets, shivering and desperate, trying to sell her matches. This magical production based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, adapted by celebrated director and choreographer Arthur Pita, returns following a sell-out season last y2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002016-12-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  10th to 30th December 2016
VENUE  Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 
A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying streets, shivering and desperate, trying to sell her matches. This magical production based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic story, adapted by celebrated director and choreographer Arthur Pita, returns following a sell-out season last y... More about this event
 
The SnowmanThe SnowmanThe SnowmanThis staging of Raymond Briggs's The Snowman by Sadlers Wells, suitable for children aged 4 and over, staged in the Peacock Theatre, has become a much-loved festive tradition in London. Translating the beautifully-illustrated book to dance, the respected ballet company creates a winter wonderland of a stage show at their West End theatre. This is t2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002017-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  £15, £20, £30, £35 | £110 (Family, 4 tickets inc at least one child under 16)
DATES  23rd November 2016 to 1st January 2017
VENUE  Peacock Theatre 
This staging of Raymond Briggs's The Snowman by Sadlers Wells, suitable for children aged 4 and over, staged in the Peacock Theatre, has become a much-loved festive tradition in London. Translating the beautifully-illustrated book to dance, the respected ballet company creates a winter wonderland of a stage show at their West End theatre. This is t... More about this event
 
Matthew Bourne's The Red ShoesMatthew Bourne's The Red ShoesMatthew Bourne's The Red ShoesDance 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 staged at Sadler's Wells this December. A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, the story has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with a tale of2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002017-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
PRICING  £12-£68
DATES  6th December 2016 to 29th January 2017
VENUE  Sadler's Wells Theatre 
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 staged at Sadler's Wells this December. A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, the story has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with a tale of... More about this event
 
Manuel Linan Flamenco Christmas CourseManuel Linan Flamenco Christmas CourseWorld-famous dancer Manuel Linan teaches all ability levels the elements of flamenco choreography, technique, bulerias and castanets.2016-12-27T09:00:00+00002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Gandini Juggling: SmashedGandini Juggling: SmashedThe forbidden fruit gets its comeuppance in Gandini Juggling's cult-hit show Smashed. Inspired by the work of Pina Bausch, this funny work explores conflict, tense relationships and lost love. In this special edition, staged for the opening the London International Mime Festival in its 40th year, 17 performers challenge all preconceptions of juggli2017-01-09T00:00:00+00002017-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £15, £18, £22, £29
DATES  Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th January 2017
VENUE  Peacock Theatre 
The forbidden fruit gets its comeuppance in Gandini Juggling's cult-hit show Smashed. Inspired by the work of Pina Bausch, this funny work explores conflict, tense relationships and lost love. In this special edition, staged for the opening the London International Mime Festival in its 40th year, 17 performers challenge all preconceptions of juggli... More about this event
Gandini JugglingGandini JugglingThis cult performance which became an international sensation, inspired by Pina Bausch, combines theatricality and juggling skills.2017-01-09T19:30:00+00002017-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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Mossoux Bonte: WhispersMossoux Bonte: WhispersThe award-winning Belgian dance-theatre company presents a disconcerting world filled with muffled sounds and restless phantoms inspired by an image from a Vermeer painting.2017-01-12T20:00:00+00002017-01-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Mossoux Bonte: Whispers
Familie FlozFamilie FlozThe German award-winners present a witty masked performance in which three stage hands at an Italian opera house are brought to life by the mask theatre masters of Berlin.2017-01-12T19:30:00+00002017-01-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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Familie Floz
Joli Vyann: ImbalanceJoli Vyann: ImbalanceJV performers examine the nature of being connected in this fusion of acrobatics, dance and circus with choreography.2017-01-16T20:00:00+00002017-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Joli Vyann: Imbalance
Mime Festival: Joli VyannMime Festival: Joli VyannThe duo Joli Vyann works in the space between circus and dance, creating a style of their own, which fuses acrobalance and contemporary dance.2017-01-16T20:00:00+00002017-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Mime Festival: Joli Vyann
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  21% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  31% off
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Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  27% off
Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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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, 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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The Little Match Girl
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th to 30th December 2016
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | Same location as Sadler's Wells
A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying streets, shivering and desperate, trying to ...More
 
 
 
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Benighted
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th December 2016 to 7th January 2017 - Various Times
Sadler's Wells, 418 St John Street, EC1V | 3 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near 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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The best shops and markets near Sadler's Wells
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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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London > Business > Venue Hire
3 Torrens Street, Angel, Islington, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Sadler's Wells
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Below Stairs
Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2017 

Sir John Soane's Museum 7 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

The end of the seven-year restoration project at Sir John Soane's Museum is celebrated with Below Stairs, an exhibition which ...More

Epic Sundays: The Kalevala (Where The Bear Sleeps)
Kids Events | On 11th December 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Storyteller Nick Hennessey performs the famous Finnish epic....More

South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Explore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the ...More

 
Sunday Assembly 3rd Birthday
Kids Events | Until 18th December 2016 

Conway Hall 10 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

The Sunday Assembly is a Secular congregation that celebrates life! Come along to sing songs, hear inspiring talks and be ...More

Brook Street Band
Concerts | On 11th December 2016 

Conway Hall 10 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

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Christmas Housemaid's Tour
Leisure | Until 18th December 2016 

Charles Dickens Museum 16 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

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Christmas Story Lanterns
Exhibitions | On 11th December 2016 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Christmas With Pooh Bear And Friends
Concerts | On 11th December 2016 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

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Christmas Jazz With Richard Hadfield
Concerts | On 11th December 2016 

The Piano Works 19 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

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That's Entertainment: Make Your Own Stage
Exhibitions | On 11th December 2016 

British Library 23 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

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