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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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Cirque Eloize: iDCirque Eloize: iDThe 15-strong Quebec-based troupe melds circus arts, acrobatic skill and breakdance against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections to transport the audience to a vibrant urban streetscape where anything is possible. "This truly thrilling modern circus show from the Canadian-based troupe was as nail-biting as it was beautiful," ran the Tele2016-10-01T14:30:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Physical Theatre
PRICING  £15-£42, under 16s £7.50-£21
DATES  20th September to 8th October 2016
VENUE  Peacock Theatre 
The 15-strong Quebec-based troupe melds circus arts, acrobatic skill and breakdance against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections to transport the audience to a vibrant urban streetscape where anything is possible. "This truly thrilling modern circus show from the Canadian-based troupe was as nail-biting as it was beautiful," ran the Tele... More about this event
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Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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TAO Dance Theatre: 6 & 8TAO Dance Theatre: 6 & 8Beijing-based choreographer and founder Tao Ye's fast-rising company performs 6, in which dancers move in dynamic unison in a shifting landscape of light, and 8, the final instalment of the Straight Line Trilogy, which restricts the movements of eight dancers to the floor.2016-10-03T19:30:00+01002016-10-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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CCN Ballet De Lorraine: Unknown PleasuresCCN Ballet De Lorraine: Unknown PleasuresCCN Ballet De Lorraine: Unknown PleasuresTwenty dancers perform a completely anonymous programme of works devoid of preconceptions by five international choreographers - four women and one man, ranging from their 30s to their 70s. Part of Dance Umbrella, a citywide festival of dance, Unknown Pleasures is staged at Sadlers Wells in collaboration with pioneering French company Centre Choreg2016-10-07T19:30:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £20
DATES  Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October 2016
VENUE  Sadler's Wells Theatre 
Twenty dancers perform a completely anonymous programme of works devoid of preconceptions by five international choreographers - four women and one man, ranging from their 30s to their 70s. Part of Dance Umbrella, a citywide festival of dance, Unknown Pleasures is staged at Sadlers Wells in collaboration with pioneering French company Centre Choreg... More about this event
 
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Shakespeare Triple BillBirmingham Royal Ballet: Shakespeare Triple BillThree Shakespeare-inspired ballets performed in tribute to the Bard's enduring legacy including Jose Limon's The Moor's Pavane, which distils the churning emotions of Othello into a one-act tragedy, David Bintley's The Shakespeare Suite set to a swinging Duke Ellington score, and Jessica Lang's Wink, a one-act ballet that captures the poetry of Sha2016-10-10T19:30:00+01002016-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Shakespeare Triple Bill
SoftMachine: Surjit & XiaoKe x ZiHan: Choy Ka FaiSoftMachine: Surjit & XiaoKe x ZiHan: Choy Ka FaiManpur-based contemporary dancer Surjit Nongmeikapam, who is trained in classical Indian dance and martial arts, explores the precarious practice of eroticising oneself and Shanghai-based duo XiaoKe and ZiHan investigate the boundaries of artistic freedom in their performance. Contains nudity.2016-10-13T20:00:00+01002016-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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SoftMachine: Surjit & XiaoKe x ZiHan: Choy Ka Fai
Birmingham Royal Ballet: The TempestBirmingham Royal Ballet: The TempestArtistic Director David Bintley collaborates with composer Sally Beamish and designer Rae Smith to reimagine Shakespeare's late masterpiece as a ballet theatre piece about love, loyalty and loss on a magical island, including a danced masque featuring gods and spirits.2016-10-13T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Tempest
The China National Peking Opera Company: The General And The Prime MinisterThe China National Peking Opera Company: The General And The Prime MinisterA drama about corruption, lust for power and survival at all costs, based on historical accounts of the Warring States period of ancient China.2016-10-13T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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The China National Peking Opera Company: The General And The Prime Minister
The China National Peking Opera Company: White SnakeThe China National Peking Opera Company: White SnakeThe company performs its version of the classic Chinese folklore The Legend Of White Snake, featuring the empowering heroine Lady White, who has become an enduring symbol of rebellion, bravery and true love.2016-10-14T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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The China National Peking Opera Company: White Snake
Jerome Bel: GalaJerome Bel: GalaJerome Bel: GalaThe UK premiere of French choreographer Jerome Bel's joyful celebration of the uniting power of dance, features 20 Londoners from all walks of life at three locations in the city including the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Tanks at Tate Modern and Sadler's Wells. One of the stand out shows for this year's Dance Umbrella, Gala is a liberating show t2016-10-18T19:30:00+01002016-10-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
PRICING  £12-£27
DATES  Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th October 2016
VENUE  Sadler's Wells Theatre 
The UK premiere of French choreographer Jerome Bel's joyful celebration of the uniting power of dance, features 20 Londoners from all walks of life at three locations in the city including the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Tanks at Tate Modern and Sadler's Wells. One of the stand out shows for this year's Dance Umbrella, Gala is a liberating show t... More about this event
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  41% 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 £57  28% 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 £59  36% 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, 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
 
 
 
CCN Ballet De Lorraine: Unknown Pleasures
London > Events > Dance  Dates: Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October 2016
Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | Same location as Sadler's Wells
Twenty dancers perform a completely anonymous programme of works devoid of preconceptions by five international choreographers - four women and one man, ranging from their 30s ...More
 
 
 
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Arms Of Cicero
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 1st October 2016 - 7.30pm-11.30pm
Sadler's Wells, 7 Torrens Street, EC1V | 4 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
Can accomodate for up to 2070 people.... More
 
 
 
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

 
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

Courting To Contract: Love And Marriage In Iran
Exhibitions | Until 20th November 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

A small display which celebrates the traditions associated with love, courtship and marriage in Iran and neighbouring regions. With drawings, ...More

Highlights Tour: Around The World In 90 Minutes
Tours | Until 30th October 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Explore the British Museum's most famous treasures with an illuminating 90-minute tour....More

Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds
Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds
Exhibitions | Until 27th November 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

The British Museum hosts its first large-scale exhibition of underwater discoveries in 2016, focusing on two ...More

 
Digital Workshop: Green Screen Greeks
Kids Events | On 1st October 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

See yourself and your family as part of Museum objects....More

Gallery Talk: Arabic And Arabesques: Themes In Islamic Art
Exhibitions | On 1st October 2016 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

With independent speaker Carolyn Perry....More

Best Of Britannia London
Kids Events | Until 2nd October 2016 

The Bloomsbury Ballroom 9 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....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

Daniele Tamagni And James Barnor
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2016 

October Gallery 11 minutes walk from Sadler's Wells

A two person exhibition displaying work by pioneering Ghanaian photographer James Barnor and award winning Italian photographer Daniele Tamagni....More

 
 
 
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