Akram Khan and Micheal Keegan-Dolan win at National Dance Awards

The National Dance Awards were announced today and we were delighted that a number of Sadler’s Wells’ associate artists and companies were among the winners. Our Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan’s moving Swan Lake/Loch na hEala for Teac Damsa was awarded Best modern choreography. Our Associate Artist Akram Khan’s wonderful Giselle for Associate Company English National

Our week with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Cecil Rowe was among three members of the Company of Elders cast as extras by our International Associate Company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch for their recent performances of Viktor on the Sadler’s Wells stage. Here, he reflects on their extraordinary week with the renowned company. There are not many shows that come along that are actively looking

Interview: Luc Dunberry on Körper

Coming to Sadler’s Wells this March, Sasha Waltz & Guests present Körper – a unique study of the


With our annual Flamenco Festival set to return this February celebrating its 15th anniversary, discover 15 things you may not already know about this unique art-form! In this landmark year for the festival, many incredible performances will take to the stage, showcasing a variety of styles from the most talented companies and artists. 1. It

Staff make Time to Talk about mental health

On 1 February, Sadler’s Wells took part in Time to Talk Day, a national initiative encouraging everyone to have a conversation about mental health. It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health. But the more we talk about it openly, the more we can remove barriers, challenge stereotypes and have better

Sadler’s Wells axes use of plastic straws

Creativity and sustainability are central to the future of arts and culture. Which is why, as part of our ongoing commitment to being as green as possible, we have stopped using plastic straws across our venues’ cafes, restaurants and bars. These have been replaced by biodegradable paper straws, which are less harmful to the environment and

Vote for us to win the FEDORA Prize

We are pleased to announce our membership of the new FEDORA Platform, a collection of 18 other European organisations committed to showcasing innovative ballet and opera projects. As a platform member we are lucky enough to have access to funds provided by the European Commission’s Creative Europe fund. This year we have been shortlisted for

Our family of associates is growing!

Artists are the lifeblood of Sadler’s Wells. Our productions and our theatre wouldn’t exist without them. Today, we are delighted

20 commissions for 20 years

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Sadler’s Wells’ present building. Erected on the same spot where entrepreneur Richard Sadler first established a ‘musick house’ on the site of a mineral spring in 1683, the current theatre, purpose-built for dance, opened in October 1998. A lot has changed since then, but we are very proud that

American Express renews support of Sampled

We are delighted to announce that the American Express Foundation has renewed their commitment to Sadler’s Wells, with

Sampled: Meet the Dancers

Sampled is coming back to Sadler’s Wells this February, giving audiences a taste of different dance styles from

BBC2 to broadcast Le Patin Libre’s Vertical

Dance fans are in for a treat this Saturday 27 January when Le Patin Libre’s Vertical – first

New Year, New Opportunities at Sadler’s Wells

January is the month for self-improvement and new beginnings, whether you’re swapping the meat for a salad by


Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance’ from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s Giselle is released in cinemas for the

Company of Elders takes the stage for end-of-year performance

On its last day of term, our resident over 60s dance company performed Seeta Patel’s Fragments, Not Forgotten