Sadler's Wells Theatre

Rosebery Avenue,

Please note: Unless explicity stated otherwise on the event page, under 5's are not admitted to this venue.

Sadler’s Wells is a world leader in contemporary dance presenting a vibrant year-round programme of dance of every kind - from tango to hip hop, ballet to flamenco, Bollywood to cutting-edge contemporary dance - bringing the best of international and British dance to audiences.

Sadler’s Wells also commission and produce original new work for our stages and tour it to major arts venues around the world. Since 2005 we have helped to bring 80 new dance works to the stage.

Sadler’s Wells has been presenting theatrical productions in Rosebery Avenue, Islington for over 300 years. Five previous theatre buildings have all also carried the name Sadler's Wells and occupied the site since 1683.

Sadler’s Wells Theatre in Islington opened in 1998, after a major fundraising programme, supported by Lottery funding. Large-scale works by national and international companies are presented in this 1500-seat theatre.

Map & Directions: Sadler’s Wells Theatre



WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes – please contact the Box Office for further information.


ASSISTED SHOWS: BSL sign language interpretation, captioning, live subtitling and audio description are available on select performances. Please visit the Sadler's Wells website for further information.


BUSES: 19, 38 and 341.

NEAREST CAR PARKS: Sadler's Wells Car Park on Arlington Way (EC1R 1XA).


Events at this venue
Book Alain Platel - Nicht Schlafen Tickets
Alain Platel - Nicht Schlafen
The unclassifiable Alain Platel returns with nine dancers from his critically acclaimed contemporary ensemble les ballets C de la B, for the dark and moving nicht schlafen....
Book Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas - Rain Tickets
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas - Rain
Anne Theresa De Keersmaeker’s world-renowned company Rosas returns as part of our contemporary classics series, with her iconic piece, Rain.Known for her appreciation...
Book Dorrance Dance - ETM: Double Down Tickets
Dorrance Dance - ETM: Double Down
With Afro-Brazilian, indie-pop, and even a bit of Adele triggered by the eight dancers’ fabulous footwork, ETM: Double Down takes the first American dance form to a...
Book James Thierrée - The Toad Knew Tickets
James Thierrée - The Toad Knew
Step into the beautifully weird world of multi-talented performer and director James Thierrée with The Toad Knew Following Tabac Rouge in 2014, James Thierrée...
Book Matthew Bourne
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella comes to Sadler's Wells Theatre this Christmas. Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew Bourne's interpretation of Prokofiev's haunting...
Book Northern Ballet - Casanova Tickets
Northern Ballet - Casanova
After a string of sell-out successes, including the South Bank Sky Arts Dance Award-winning 1984, Northern Ballet returns with the sensational true story of the notorious...
Book Paco Peña: Flamencura Tickets
Paco Peña: Flamencura
The master of flamenco Paco Peña returns with his five-star show Flamencura, an electrifying showcase of incredible flamenco talent, featuring three dancers and six...
Book Rambert - Ghost Dances Tickets
Rambert - Ghost Dances
Ghost Dances, one of Rambert’s most celebrated works returns to Sadler’s Wells for the first time in 14 years. Ghost dancers stalk the stage in Christopher Bruce’s...
Book Richard Alston Dance Company - Triple Bill Tickets
Richard Alston Dance Company - Triple Bill
The Richard Alston Dance Company's newest creation comes to Sadler’s Wells as part of a triple bill. Chacony is inspired by the richness and nobility of Henry Purcell’s...
Book Scottish Ballet - Double Bill Tickets
Scottish Ballet - Double Bill
Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s national ballet company returns with a double bill of two radically different, but equally powerful works.Sadler’s Wells Associate...
Book Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - m!longa Tickets
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - m!longa
m¡longa, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s interpretation of tango returns to Sadler’s Wells after its triumphant debut in 2013 and a world tour. Inspired by the late...
Book Sisters Grimm - Voices Of The Amazon Tickets
Sisters Grimm - Voices Of The Amazon
Sisters Grimm return with Voices of the Amazon, the tale of a water spirit from the Amazon River, who ventures deep into the rainforest in search of a cure for her dying sister....
Book Tanguera Tickets
A Sadler's Wells favourite returns, in this classic tango production Tanguera. With a cast of over 30 dancers and singers, Tanguera tells a story of unrequited love in early...