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Autumn / Winter 2016


Welcome to the new season at Sadler’s Wells – Autumn/Winter 2016 Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading dance house – a place where artists come together to create dance and where people of all ages and from all walks of life come to experience dance. At the heart of Sadler’s Wells is a spirit of creative innovation and artistic collaboration. This is where dance and choreography meet art, design, music and theatre.

We support the development of dance artists and choreographers at every stage of their career. Our Associate Artists, resident and associate companies include the most exciting talents working in dance today. We also nurture the next generation of artists through research and development, and a range of programmes including the National Youth Dance Company, Wild Card, New Wave Associates, Open Art Surgery and Summer University. Our annual community, schools and creative learning programmes offer access to dance and opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to take part in high-quality productions and learning opportunities, both on and off our stages. Thank you for helping us to make all of this possible.

Sadler’s Wells Artists and Companies Associate Artists BalletBoyz® Matthew Bourne Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Jonzi D Michael Hulls Michael Keegan-Dolan Akram Khan Russell Maliphant Wayne McGregor Crystal Pite Kate Prince Nitin Sawhney Hofesh Shechter Jasmin Vardimon Christopher Wheeldon

Associate Artist Emeritus Sylvie Guillem Resident Companies Company Wayne McGregor New Adventures ZooNation Dance Company Associate Company English National Ballet International Associate Companies Rosas Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

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Front cover: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Linda Celeste Sims and Jamar Roberts in Aszure Barton’s LIFT. Photo by Paul Kolnik

We present dance made today across a wide range of styles – from tango to hip hop, flamenco, ballet and cutting-edge contemporary dance – to audiences of over half a million people each year. We commission and produce original work for our stages and tour productions to arts venues around the world, as well as bringing the best of British and international dance to large audiences at our three theatres in London.


Photo: Hugo Glendinning

A message from Alistair Spalding

This autumn, I am pleased to present Out of Asia 2, our second season offering audiences the opportunity to experience outstanding dance coming from the region. You can enjoy 8, the latest piece by TAO Dance Theatre, as well as a new work by dancer and choreographer Yang Liping, based on Lilian Lee’s novel Farewell My Concubine. Cloud Gate 2 presents a triple bill showcasing the next generation of dance makers from Taiwan, while the National Ballet of China performs in enduring love story The Peony Pavilion. In addition to the performances, our foyer hosts an installation by artist, performance maker and designer Choy Ka Fai, as part of his project SoftMachine. Travelling across five Asian countries to meet contemporary choreographers, Ka Fai has created a nuanced and insightful portrait of the status of dance in the region through a wealth of portraits, interviews and documentary films. Looking at dance made closer to home, some of our Associate Artists bring brand new work to our stage: Jasmin Vardimon reimagines the story of Pinocchio, Akram Khan premieres his version of Giselle, created for our Associate Company English National Ballet, and Michael Keegan-Dolan relocates Swan Lake to an Irish setting. Making her Sadler’s Wells debut in September is dancer and choreographer Sharon Eyal. Her high-voltage, expressive piece, created with collaborator Gai Behar, references club culture through the combination of a live, electronic score and energy-filled choreographic language. Finally, over the Christmas period I am delighted to have our Resident Company New Adventures perform in Matthew Bourne’s glamorous new show The Red Shoes, based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. I would like to thank you for your continued support – we would not be able to do all this without our patrons. This season is full to the brim with original ideas, conveyed through compelling stories and wonderful movement. I hope you choose to join us and continue to share our love of dance – and to let us spark your imagination.

Alistair Spalding CBE Artistic Director and Chief Executive


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Autumn/Winter 2016 Calendar

13 - 15 October The China National Peking Opera Company

9 - 12 November New English Ballet Theatre

18 & 19 October Jérôme Bel

15 - 19 November English National Ballet

6 - 17 September Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

18 October - 5 November Burn the Floor

21 - 23 November Cloud Gate 2

19 & 20 September L-E-V

19 October Suzie Birchwood

24 & 25 November Hetain Patel

20 September - 8 October Cirque Éloize

21 & 22 October SoftMachine: Yuya & Rianto

25 & 26 November MKD Dance

26 July - 21 August Vamos Cuba!

24 September Home Turf

21 & 22 October Candoco Dance Company

27 September - 1 October Natalia Osipova 29 September Matthias Sperling 3 & 4 October TAO Dance Theatre 3 - 7 October Carlos Acosta

24 & 25 October Jasmin Vardimon Company

23 November - 1 January The Snowman™

27 & 28 October Wild Card: Hagit Yakira 27 & 28 October Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

7 & 8 October Dance Umbrella

2 - 5 November Yang Liping Contemporary Dance

10 - 15 October Birmingham Royal Ballet

2 November Nitin Sawhney

13 & 14 October SoftMachine: Surjit & XiaoKe x ZiHan

7 - 12 November Rambert

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29 November 3 December National Ballet of China

2 December Company of Elders 6 December - 29 January The Red Shoes 10 - 30 December The Little Match Girl 31 January - 18 February Tango Fire 3 & 4 February Sadler’s Wells Sampled 25 January 52 Portraits

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Vamos Cuba!

Tuesday 26 July - Sunday 21 August From the creators of the smash-hit dance sensation Havana Rakatan comes Vamos Cuba!, the spectacular new summer show from acclaimed Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra. Set in the crazy chaos of Havana airport, where families are parted, lovers reunited, and time flies when you’re having fun, we experience the joys and vibrancy of Cuban life with all the passion and humour that embodies the country’s spirit. Vamos Cuba! is an exuberant mix of traditional and modern dance styles including salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha and reggaeton, with a live band, a DJ and a cast of the hottest dancers Cuba has to offer.

Tue - Sat at 7.30pm Sat at 2.30pm Sun at 2pm & 6pm £12 - £45 Post and pre-show Cuban dance classes available on selected performances. For details visit sadlerswells.com S

“A stunning slice of Havana life” The Independent on Nilda Guerra’s Havana Rakatan

Design: AKA Photo: Nika Kramer


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Photos: Andrew Eccles (dancer: Rachael McLaren), Pierre Wachholder


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Mixed Bill Tuesday 6 - Saturday 17 September The world-famous and world-class dance company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to Sadler’s Wells for the first time since 2010 with an exhilarating showcase of dance. Celebrating nearly 60 years of unparalleled artistry, Ailey’s trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy bring audiences everywhere to their feet every night. Programme A includes the UK premiere of the uplifting Exodus, along with Four Corners and Christopher Wheeldon’s haunting After the Rain Pas de Deux. Highlights of Programme B include Open Door, set to recordings by Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera: a sensual exposé of tango reimagined with modern dance. Programme C will showcase the propulsive LIFT, and Awakening, which sees Artistic Director Robert Battle powerfully translate rituals into masterful and modern dance movement. All programmes are completed by the soul-stirring signature piece, Ailey’s legendary Revelations – the most seen modern dance work in the world.

“Possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planet” New York Times

Programme A: Exodus / Four Corners / After the Rain Pas de Deux / Revelations Tue 6, Thu 8, Wed 14, Sat 17 at 7.30pm, Sun 11 at 4pm Programme B: Open Door / Piazzolla Caldera / Revelations Wed 7, Fri 9, Sat 10, Thu 15 at 7.30pm, Sat 17 at 2.30pm Programme C: LIFT / Awakening / Cry / Revelations Tue 13 & Fri 16 at 7.30pm, Sat 10 at 2.30pm Programme D: Schools Mini Matinee. Night Creature excerpt / Revelations Thu 15 at 1.30pm £8 - £45 Free post-show talk: Tue 13 Patrons’ Event: Wed 7 Presented by Dance Consortium International Tour Sponsor: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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L-E-V OCD Love SADLER’S WELLS DEBUT UK PREMIERE Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 September

Mon & Tue at 7.30pm

Sadler’s Wells Debuts offer a chance to discover the work of choreographers new to the Sadler’s Wells stage.

£18 Free post-show talk: Mon

This season sees Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, stars of Israel’s thriving dance scene, presenting the London premiere of L-E-V.

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This piece is about love that always misses, or lovers out of sync. Eyal and Behar explore this space, viewing themes of the heart through the lens of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Performed to deep, pulsing, tribal grooves, this is a powerful display from the company’s fiercely talented dancers, inspired by Neil Hilborn’s text “OCD”.

“I asked her out six times in thirty seconds. She said yes after the third one, but none of them felt right, so I had to keep going” OCD by Neil Hilborn

Photo: Regina Brocke


Cirque Éloize iD Tuesday 20 September - Saturday 8 October Canadian contemporary circus crew Cirque Éloize blast back into the West End with the smash-hit iD, a show high on daring stunts, theatricality, dazzling acrobatics and fun. Blending circus arts, acrobatic skill and breakdance, iD transports audiences to a vibrant urban streetscape. The stage fizzes and thrills with infectious energy and phenomenal physical feats, as the 15 talented cast members perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections.

Tue - Sat at 7.30pm Sat at 2.30pm Sun at 2pm and 6.30pm £15 - £42 Under 16s half-price S

Prepare to be blown away by the most roof-raising piece of entertainment you’ll see this autumn.

HHHH “A mesmerising delight. This truly thrilling modern circus show is as nail-biting as it is beautiful” Daily Telegraph

Photo: © 2010 Theatre T & Cie / Valérie Remise


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Home Turf WORLD PREMIERE Saturday 24 September

Sat at 7.30pm

Exploring the highs and lows of football and life itself, Home Turf is a compelling collaboration between West Ham United Foundation, Sadler’s Wells and a team of over 100 professional and nonprofessional dancers, including West Ham Foundation participants, Company of Elders and National Youth Dance Company alumni.

£12 / £6 concessions* (*Over 60s, Access Members, Students & Under 18s)

A team of international choreographers, including Pascal Merighi (guest artist, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch), Neil Fleming Brown (Studio Wayne McGregor), Michela Meazza, (guest artist, New Adventures), Lee Griffiths (The Company) and composer Murray Gold (Doctor Who and balletLORENT’s Snow White) have worked collaboratively to create a thought-provoking piece of dance theatre, uniquely reflective of its diverse cast.

Multibuy not available FF

Home Turf is supported by Theatron through the Culture Programme of the European Commission

Photo: Tony Nandi


Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Russell Maliphant / Arthur Pita Natalia Osipova Tuesday 27 September - Saturday 1 October

Tue - Sat at 7.30pm

Following the summer world premiere, Natalia Osipova returns due to popular demand, once again joined by Sergei Polunin in this unique opportunity to see the two dancing together in the UK.

£12 - £60 S

Natalia Osipova is a major star in the dance world. She started formal ballet training at age 8, joining the Bolshoi Ballet at age 18 and dancing many of the art form’s biggest roles. After leaving the Bolshoi in 2011, she joined American Ballet Theatre as a guest dancer and later the Mikhailovsky Ballet. She joined The Royal Ballet as a principal in 2013 after her guest appearance in Swan Lake. The programme, Osipova’s first ever commission, features new contemporary work inspired by this unique dancer from Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Russell Maliphant, alongside Royal Opera House regular Arthur Pita.

Supported by The Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation and The Blavatnik Family Foundation

Photo: Nikolai Gulakov


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Matthias Sperling Now that we know UK PREMIERE Thursday 29 September

Thu at 8pm

What will change, if and when science discovers how our minds arise from our bodies? Choreographer and performer Matthias Sperling furthers his investigation into the relationship between mind and body in a new performance lecture exploring a hypothetical future in which that connection is clarified.

£15 Free post-show talk Thu S

How will dance and choreography be expanded by this new understanding of the body? And how will our society be altered? This work of science fiction builds on recent findings, taking a choreographic perspective to freely imagine plausible, absurd, thrilling or worrying scenarios. Sperling took part in Sadler’s Wells Summer University and is a regular collaborator with Siobhan Davies Dance.

“Fascinating... truly innovative” The Scotsman on Riff

Image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London


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TAO Dance Theatre 6&8 Part of Out of Asia 2 Monday 3 & Tuesday 4 October

Mon & Tue at 7.30pm

Formed in 2008 by Beijing-based choreographer Tao Ye, TAO Dance Theatre is known for its mixture of art forms, including film and visual art, creating work that has a mesmeric, trance-like quality.

£12 - £27 S

In the “high concept and thrillingly simple” (Evening Standard) 6, six dancers move in dynamic and hypnotising unison, in a shifting landscape of light. Tao’s newest piece and the final section of the Straight Line Trilogy, 8, sees the eight dancers lie instead of standing, restricting their bodies to the floor and limiting their movements to the range of their spines. For full details of our Out of Asia 2 season, visit sadlerswells.com/outofasia2

“Mr. Tao has an ability to draw you inside his austere, meditative world; if you go willingly, you realise that the body is a sacred place” New York Times Photo: Zhang Shengbin


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Carlos Acosta The Classical Farewell Monday 3 - Friday 7 October

Mon - Fri at 7.30pm

After an unparalleled career as one of the world’s leading classical ballet dancers, superstar Carlos Acosta prepares to retire his ballet shoes with a spectacular farewell performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

£20 - £110 Multibuy not available

Famed for his impressive leaps, graceful strength and Cuban flair, former Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Acosta has danced some of the biggest roles in ballet with some of the greatest names. For this very special programme, he will perform with some of his closest contemporaries from The Royal Ballet with accompaniment from a live orchestra. Don’t miss this final opportunity to see Carlos Acosta dance the classics in one of London’s most iconic venues.

“One of the most gifted dancers of his generation” The Guardian

Photo: Angela Taylor


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Dance Umbrella Unknown Pleasures WORLD PREMIERE Friday 7 & Saturday 8 October

Fri & Sat at 7.30pm

Unknown Pleasures is an intentionally provocative proposition. A completely anonymous programme – no names, no fame and no glory – just the chance to experience an evening of dance unencumbered by preconceptions.

£20

Five international choreographers – four women and one man, ranging from their 30s to their 70s – share their distinctive voices to produce an evening of invention and surprise. Performed by 20 dancers from CCN Ballet de Lorraine, this is a choreographic carte blanche for both audiences and creators.

Talking Amongst Ourselves Free post–show talk: Sat S

Unknown Pleasures is curated by Dance Umbrella together with pioneering French company Centre Chorégraphique National Ballet de Lorraine.

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth” Oscar Wilde

Photo: Arno Paul


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Birmingham Royal Ballet The Tempest / Shakespeare Triple Bill Monday 10 - Saturday 15 October David Bintley’s new ballet, The Tempest, conjures Prospero’s magical isle from Shakespeare’s late masterpiece into a spellbinding new work of ballet theatre. At once enchanting and elemental, this is a powerful story of a man determined to right past wrongs by all means in his power. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s other programme is a stylish celebration of Shakespeare, presented during the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. The Shakespeare Triple Bill begins with José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane, a thrilling one-act interpretation of the dramatic Othello, followed by The Shakespeare Suite, which sees Bintley set the Bard’s best-loved characters to a swinging Duke Ellington score. The evening ends with Wink, a new piece by Jessica Lang inspired by the poetry of the sonnets.

“Witty, dramatic and cleverly drawn” The Times on The Shakespeare Suite

Shakespeare Triple Bill: Mon & Tue at 7.30pm Tue at 2pm The Tempest: Thu - Sat at 7.30pm Sat at 2.30pm £12 - £45 Free pre-show talk: Fri at 6.30pm Open class: Sat at 11.15am £10, free to BRB friends Sat at 2.30pm Touch tour at 10am S

Photo: Zena Holloway


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Choy Ka Fai SoftMachine: Surjit & XiaoKe x ZiHan Part of Out of Asia 2 UK PREMIERE Thursday 13 & Friday 14 October

Thu & Fri at 8pm

SoftMachine is a multimedia project investigating the contemporary status of dance across Asia. The first of two double bills in October created by Choy Ka Fai, this evening showcases some of the most interesting new dance and choreography emerging from India and China through live performance and documentary film.

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Surjit Nongmeikapam is a contemporary dancer from Manipur, India, trained in classical Indian dance and martial arts. The performance presents the process of creating a new dance production for the consumption of a European audience, revealing artistic strategies, marketing ideologies and exploring the precarious practice of eroticising oneself. XiaoKe and ZiHan from Shanghai make collaborative works exploring the body in its extremes, reflecting on the social and political context of China. The performance investigates the boundaries of artistic freedom and speculates on the experience of constant cultural surveillance. For full details of our Out of Asia 2 season, visit sadlerswells.com/outofasia2 Photo: Choy Ka Fai


The China National Peking Opera Company The General and the Prime Minister / White Snake Part of Out of Asia 2 Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 October One of China’s most respected and innovative cultural exports, The China National Peking Opera Company has staged more than 500 masterful historical dramas since its formation five decades ago. Based on historical accounts of the Warring States period of ancient China, The General and the Prime Minister is filled with thrilling drama and entertainment. Set against an emotive backdrop of trickery, power struggles and personal determination, its influence continues to be felt in China today. The Legend of White Snake is a famous piece of Chinese folklore, while its characters are household names in the country. In the long history of suppression and obedience before her, Lady White, one of the story’s key figures, is a symbol of rebellion, bravery and a quest for true love. For full details of our Out of Asia 2 season, visit sadlerswells.com/outofasia2

The General and the Prime Minister Thu at 7.30pm & Sat at 2.30pm White Snake Fri & Sat at 7.30pm £15 - £45 S


Burn the Floor Fire in the Ballroom UK PREMIERE Tuesday 18 October - Saturday 5 November The ultimate high-voltage ballroom dance extravaganza, Burn the Floor is packed with striking choreography, heart-pounding music and breathtaking moves. Experience the phenomenal energy of 14 world-class dancers as they throw themselves into each sequence with expert skill and an infectious sense of fun.

Tue - Sat at 7.30pm Sat at 2.30pm Sun at 2pm & 6.30pm No perf Wed 2 Nov £15 - £42 Under 16s half price

Breathing new life into dances such as the Viennese Waltz and Foxtrot, combined with a live band, singers, sassy costumes and cleverly re-interpreted music (from Santana to Led Zeppelin), the brilliantly accomplished ensemble deliver a dramatic and unforgettable show for lovers of ballroom dance and newcomers alike.

Free post-show ballroom class on Tue 25 Oct and Tue 1 Nov S

Don’t miss this all-new version of the international smash-hit that “will have you leaping out of your seat to join in” (Heat Magazine).

“An exhilarating ballroom extravaganza” Broadway World

Photo: Ingrid Fiebak-Kremer


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Jérôme Bel Gala UK PREMIERE Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 October

Tue & Wed at 7.30pm

Jérôme Bel, the “choreographer dedicated to turning the concepts of dance and performance inside out” (Observer) returns following the success of Disabled Theatre in Dance Umbrella 2014 and The Show Must Go On in 2015.

£12 - £27

Gala is a captivating showcase for all admirers of dance. Featuring amateurs, professionals and everything in between, the 20 dancers in this work are Londoners from all walks of life.

Talking Amongst Ourselves Free post-show talk: Wed S

Through their movement, the gentle humanity of each performer lights up this inspired production. Breaking the sanctity of the stage, this is a jumble of joys, failures, and stumbling insights into the uniting power of dance.

“One of the coolest conceptual dance-makers on the planet” The Guardian

Photo: Josefina Tommasi


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Suzie Birchwood A Conversation with Dystonia, in two parts Wednesday 19 October

Wed at 8pm

Dance & Dialogue is a dual presentation of movement and words, illuminating distinctive artistic practice.

£17 / £8.50 concessions* (*Over 60s, Access Members, Students & Under 18s)

Dance: A trio between classical dancer Suzie Birchwood, an aerial artist and a contemporary dancer. The piece explores Suzie’s tempestuous relationship with her condition, generalised dystonia. The second work plays with notions of support and balance, exploring Suzie’s changing physicality during the cyclical patterns of her condition. Dialogue: Suzie Birchwood brings together collaborators from her research process, specifically looking at how her neuroplasticity specialist has been working to revolutionise Suzie’s dystonia treatment. By revealing her shifting physicality, Birchwood aims to show that the disorder is a unique and changing aspect of her identity as a dancer.

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Choy Ka Fai SoftMachine: Yuya & Rianto Part of Out of Asia 2 UK PREMIERE Friday 21 & Saturday 22 October

Fri & Sat at 8pm

SoftMachine is a multimedia project investigating the contemporary status of dance across Asia. The second of two double bills in October created by Choy Ka Fai, this evening highlights some of the freshest dance and choreography from Japan and Indonesia.

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Yuya Tsukahara is the leader of contact Gonzo, a contemporary dance unit based in Osaka. contact Gonzo creates encounters that teeter on the edge of violence and tenderness. This performance, bringing together live and film elements, is an attempt to decode the logics of this practice and to explore how someone becomes part of contact Gonzo. Rianto is a dancer from Banyumas, Indonesia, who specialises in the traditional cross-gender erotic dance of Lengger. The performance explores the tension between traditional and contemporary choreographic practices during the global shift from rural to urban lifestyles. For full details of our Out of Asia 2 season, visit sadlerswells.com/outofasia2

Photo: Law Kian Yen


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Candoco Dance Company Beheld & Set and Reset/Reset Friday 21 & Saturday 22 October

Fri & Sat at 7.30pm

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Candoco Dance Company presents a double bill, following its acclaimed restaging of Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On last year.

£12 - £27

Alexander Whitley, a classically trained dancer and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, has become known for his strikingly physical and virtuosic choreography. In Beheld, seven dancers explore the possibilities and constraints of the space to consider how we look and what we see.

Sat at 7.30pm Touch tour: Sat at 5pm

Free post-show talk: Fri

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The evening’s second work, Set and Reset/Reset, is a restaging of landmark contemporary dance piece, Set and Reset, by Trisha Brown. This ground-breaking production is performed to a contagious score by renowned multi-media artist Laurie Anderson.

“Candoco is the company for which choreographers reserve their wildest and often most inventive work” The Observer

The New Wave Associate Programme is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Photo: Hugo Glendinning


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Jasmin Vardimon Company Pinocchio Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 October This half term be charmed by Jasmin Vardimon’s innovative take on the classic Collodi fairytale – a brand new family-friendly dance show, performed by Jasmin Vardimon Company’s breathtakingly physical dancers.

Mon at 7.30pm Tue at 11am & 3pm Adults: £18 Children: £12 Age guidance: 7+

Bringing to life the famous marionette, the show follows Pinocchio as he embarks on a fantastic journey to become a human boy. Showcasing Vardimon’s trademark theatrical style, the piece combines physical theatre, quirky characterisation and innovative technologies with text and dance to explore the idea of what it means to be human.

Family Dance Workshop: Tue 25, 1-2pm (£2) S

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With clever humour, engaging drama and witty observations, Pinocchio takes audiences on a wonderful journey of discovery through the landscape of this timeless fable.

“Theatrical gold. Piercingly powerful” Daily Telegraph on 7734

Photo: Ben Harries


Lilian Baylis Studio

Wild Card Hagit Yakira UK PREMIERE Thursday 27 & Friday 28 October

Thu & Fri at 8pm

Wild Card invites a new generation of dance artists to curate special evenings and showcase their work.

Pre-show activity from 7pm to be confirmed on sadlerswells.com

Hagit Yakira is an Israeli choreographer based in London whose work is attracting growing acclaim for her distinctive physical and emotional intensity, emerging from her fascination with stories, psychological experiences and emotions. In this Wild Card, Yakira invites audiences to experience her take on storytelling for a night of dance and choreography, inspired by her interpretations of femininity and her own real life experiences.

£17 Free post-show talk: Thu & Fri S

Alongside Yakira’s work there will be three specialists: a dance artist, a psychotherapist and a writer, who will reflect and react upon Yakira’s new work, Free Falling, looking at the conceptualisation of emotions in art.

“Eloquently crafted and beautifully performed” Londonist on Hagit Yakira’s In The Middle With You Wild Card is supported by The Mercers’ Company

Photo: Loy Olsen


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Eastman - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Fractus V UK PREMIERE Thursday 27 & Friday 28 October

Thu & Fri at 7.30pm

Celebrated as one of the most original and ambitious talents working in contemporary dance today, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s latest creation is inspired by the American philosopher Noam Chomsky, and features an all-male cast of dancers and musicians.

£12 - £38

In what may be the last opportunity to see him on stage as a dancer, Cherkaoui explores the production and manipulation of information in contemporary society.

Sadler’s Wells Patrons’ Event: Thu S

Originally created for the 40th anniversary of Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal, this expanded version of the piece features five dancers with very different styles – circus, Lindy Hop, flamenco, hip hop and breakdance – with three musicians performing live.

Photo: Filip Van Roe


Yang Liping Contemporary Dance Under Siege Part of Out of Asia 2 UK PREMIERE Wednesday 2 - Saturday 5 November

Wed - Sat at 7.30pm

Yang Liping is one of the most famous dancers in mainland China. Her work continues to combine and re-imagine the diversity of the country’s contemporary and ancient traditions.

£12 - £38 S

Based on the classical story Farewell My Concubine, Under Siege is Yang’s first modern work as a choreographer, and is a more abstract piece than traditional narrative Chinese dance theatre. Featuring set and costume by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Akram Khan’s DESH) and lighting by 2013 Knight of Illumination winner Fabiana Piccioli, this work draws inspiration from Chinese opera, modern dance, martial arts, and hip hop. The historic tale is told through its distinctive characters and use of live music, creating a universally dramatic experience which transcends its Chinese roots. For full details of our Out of Asia 2 season, visit sadlerswells.com/outofasia2

Photo: Ding Yijie


Royal Albert Hall

Nitin Sawhney With Wang and Ramirez Wednesday 2 November

Wed at 7.30pm

The Royal Albert Hall and Sadler’s Wells present producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and orchestral composer Nitin Sawhney in this one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall following the release of his latest album Dystopian Dream. Sawhney, an extraordinary, distinctive and versatile musical voice, is joined by Joss Stone and a host of other special guests, including genre-smashing duo Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez performing new, specially-commissioned choreography.

£25 - £60 Multibuy not available

Sawhney has collaborated with and written for artists including Paul McCartney, Sting, London Symphony Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar, Ellie Goulding, Cirque Du Soleil, and Akram Khan and continues to tour internationally Ramirez and Wang’s hip hop dance roots have developed into a unique style blending hip hop with contemporary dance, with nods to ballet and martial arts, ideally complementing Sawhney’s celebrated music.

Photo: Morah Geist


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Rambert Contemporaries / The Creation Monday 7 - Saturday 12 November As one of the UK’s most successful dance companies celebrates its 90th anniversary, these two programmes highlight the range and ambition of its work. Contemporaries is three specially commissioned pieces from a new generation of dance-makers. They explore themes including work, migration, identity, society and art. It features pieces by Malgorzata Dzierzon, Patricia Okenwa and Alexander Whitley: emerging choreographers with unique perspectives on today’s world.

Contemporaries Mon & Tue at 7.30pm Tue £12 - £27 Free pre-show talk: Tue The Creation Thu - Sat at 7.30pm Fri £12 - £45

Joseph Haydn’s The Creation is his masterpiece. Its lyrical arias and monumental choruses show off one of the greatest classical composers at the peak of his powers. Rambert’s new staging marries dance to this wonderful music, with Pablo Bronstein’s designs reflecting the wit and majesty of Haydn’s score. Mark Baldwin choreographs a cast of over 50 dancers, joined on stage by 70 singers and musicians for a performance on a truly grand scale.

Free pre-show talk: Fri S

Photo: Hugo Glendinning


New English Ballet Theatre Quint-essential: Five New Ballets Wednesday 9 - Saturday 12 November

Wed - Sat at 7.30pm

New English Ballet Theatre returns with a programme showcasing five new works from the UK’s top choreographic talents.

£15 - £38

The Royal Ballet’s Marcelino Sambé creates his first work for NEBT to the music of Nathan Halpern. The Royal Ballet’s Kristen McNally and Valentino Zucchetti return to choreograph new pieces, with Zucchetti featuring music by Rachmaninoff, performed live by emerging pianist Anne Lovett.

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Daniela Cardim Fonteyne creates a dynamic new piece, highlighting the physicality and youthful energy of the company’s dancers, while English National Ballet Associate Artist George Williamson presents Foreign, a new work based on Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, set to Brahms’ cello sonata and played live.

Photo: Andrej Uspenski


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English National Ballet Akram Khan’s Giselle Tuesday 15 - Saturday 19 November One of the most eagerly-awaited dance events of 2016, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan creates a brand new version of the iconic romantic ballet Giselle for English National Ballet. The classic story of love, betrayal and redemption is given a new interpretation, with Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creating a stunning set design, and composer Ben Frost adapting the original score, which will be performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Tue - Sat at 7.30pm Thu at 2pm Sat at 2.30pm £12 - £45 Sadler’s Wells Patrons’ Event: Tue S

Don’t miss this unique version of the dance story loved by generations, from one of dance’s most in-demand choreographers working today.

“English National Ballet’s dancers take on Khan’s contemporary style with devoted care. It’s dancing full of pain and power” The Independent on Dust

Rehearsal photo: Laurent Liotardo


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Cloud Gate 2 Triple Bill Part of Out of Asia 2 UK PREMIERE Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 November

Mon - Wed at 7.30pm

The sister company of Taiwan’s internationally celebrated Cloud Gate Dance Theater, Cloud Gate 2 presents the country’s most talented young dancers and choreographers. This hotly anticipated triple bill is the first time Cloud Gate 2 has performed in the UK.

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Wicked Fish sees the dancers mimic a shoal of fish, as puzzle-like choreography competes with its complex score, while The Wall examines ideas of protection and segregation, highlighting the physical and mental barriers built around us. Cheng Tsung-lung’s Beckoning (pictured) focuses on how people can shift identities almost instantaneously, and creates a mysterious zigzag of body language with movements distilled subtly from Taiwanese street-dancing rituals that gives this abstract work a playful and poetic quality. For full details of our Out of Asia 2 season, visit sadlerswells.com/outofasia2

“Fast-paced, exciting and fluid” Dance Europe (on Wicked Fish)

Photo: Lee Chia-yeh Dancer: Lee Yin-ying


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Hetain Patel American Man WORLD PREMIERE Thursday 24 & Friday 25 November

Thu & Fri at 8pm

Visual artist and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Hetain Patel returns with his fifth show for the stage. Following international exhibitions and performances (Venice Biennale, Candoco Dance Company) this new one-man show builds on the critically acclaimed American Boy.

£17

Playing provocatively with race, gender and identity, American Man imagines a not-too-distant-future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights. A future where Barack Obama’s post-Presidential role is CEO of Apple, while Stephen Hawking and Oprah Winfrey shape policies.

Contains strong language Free post-show talk: Thu S

Combining seamless vocal and physical impersonations with his characteristic wit and humour, Hetain presents a dystopian outlook on a world where personal freedom walks hand in hand with guilt.

HHHH “Patel shapeshifts with delicious dexterity” The Guardian

The New Wave Associate Programme is supported by the Esmèe Fairbairn Foundation

Image: ­­­­­Hetain Patel


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Michael Keegan-Dolan Swan Lake/Loch na hEala UK PREMIERE Friday 25 & Saturday 26 November

Fri & Sat at 7.30pm

From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes a magical new adaptation of one of the most famous ballets in the world, Swan Lake.

£12 - £38 S

Accompanied by an original score of traditional Irish and Nordic Folk music played live on fiddle, nyckelharpa, cello, voice and percussion, this new Swan Lake is rooted in 2016 in an imaginary place where ancient Irish mythology and modern Ireland meet. Featuring powerful imagery and beautiful dancing, Keegan-Dolan has worked with eight dancers, two actors and three musicians to create a world of magical realism.

Photos: Colm Hogan


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National Ballet of China The Peony Pavillion Part of Out of Asia 2 Tuesday 29 November – Saturday 3 December The 16th century epic, The Peony Pavilion, is one of the most enduring love stories in Chinese literature. Originally performed as a Kunqu Opera in a 20-hour cycle, director and production designer Li Liuyi, as well as choreographer Fei Bo have redrawn it into a sublimely enchanting and pioneering two act fusion ballet that combines Western style choreography with traditional Chinese influences. Premiering in 2008, the work has become a gem in National Ballet of China’s repertoire, and has received outstanding acclaim internationally. With an eclectic post-modern score that references Holst, Prokofiev and Debussy, and ethereal costuming, it is a sumptuous feast for the eyes, ears and emotions. For full details of our Out of Asia 2 season, visit sadlerswells.com/outofasia2

HHHH “A captivating original” The Guardian

Tue - Sat at 7.30pm Sat at 2.30pm £12 - £45 Sadler’s Wells Patrons’ Event: Tue S


The Birmingham Repertory Theatre The Snowman™ Wednesday 23 November - Sunday 1 January Now in its 19th consecutive year at The Peacock, this stage show, based upon the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates, has transported a generation of children and their families into the wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman. With music and lyrics by Howard Blake, including Walking in the Air performed by a live band, design by Ruari Murchison and lighting by Tim Mitchell, The Snowman is a tale of friendship and adventure including a visit to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas and a thrilling escape from Jack Frost. Virtuoso choreography by Robert North and direction by Bill Alexander make this show a much-loved festive tradition of storytelling, spectacle and magic.

11am, 2.30pm & 7pm Please note that not every date has a performance. For full schedule, visit sadlerswells.com £15 - £36 Family Ticket: £115 (4 tickets including at least one child) Suitable for all ages S

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By arrangement with Snowman Enterprises Limited (A Penguin Company) and Chester Music Limited.

“The best kids show for Christmas by far” The Independent

Photo: Herbie Knott


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Company of Elders Art of Age II Friday 2 December

Fri at 7pm

Company of Elders, Sadler’s Wells’ inspirational resident over-60s performance company, presents a mixed bill of new repertoire, showcasing the artistic flair and creativity of its dancers.

£12 / £6 concessions* (*Over 60s, Access Members, Students & Under 18s)

The company works in a range of styles with a variety of leading choreographers, previously presenting work at iconic sites such as the National Theatre, Venice Biennale Dance Festival and the Houses of Parliament.

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The company has been running since 1989, demonstrating the power of lifelong creativity and proving it is never too late to start dancing.

Photo: Tony Nandi


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“THE GREAT SHOWMAN OF BRITISH DANCE

with an instinctive understanding of what audiences want” DAILY TELEGRAPH


MATTHEW BOURNE’S PRODUCTION OF

BASED ON THE FILM BY MICHAEL POWELL AND EMERIC PRESSBURGER AND THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN FAIRYTALE MUSIC BY BERNARD HERRMANN

New Adventures The Red Shoes WORLD PREMIERE Tuesday 6 December - Sunday 29 January A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerising music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles) and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra, with sumptuous set and costume designs by Lez Brotherston, Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound). An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

“Bourne is a masterly storyteller” New York Times

Performance times vary on selected dates. For full schedule visit sadlerswells.com £12 - £68 Family Ticket: £185 (4 tickets, including at least one child. Available on £58 seats on selected performances) Pre-show Director’s Conversation Wed 4 Jan 6-6.45pm, £7.50 (£4) Sat 14 Jan at 2.30pm Touch tour at 1pm Free post-show talk: Tue 17 Jan Sadler’s Wells Patrons’ Event: Thu 8 Dec S


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Arthur Pita The Little Match Girl Saturday 10 - Friday 30 December Celebrated director and choreographer Arthur Pita returns to the Lilian Baylis Studio this Christmas with his magical dance theatre show. Our unlikely heroine is an impoverished young street girl, who wanders the ever-darkening streets with just one final match to keep her warm on a cold Christmas Eve. Beautifully recreated through dance, song and live atmospheric music, The Little Match Girl is a timeless fable about kindness and helping others, which will enthral young children and the whole family alike.

HHHHH “Magical and wonderfully inventive. A gem” The Observer

Shows at 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 7pm For full schedule visit sadlerswells.com Adults £18 Children £12 £6 schools tickets are available Visit sadlerswells.com for details Multibuy available on adult tickets only Age guidance: for families and children age 5+ S

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Photo: Phil Conrad


Tango Fire

Tuesday 31 January - Saturday 18 February International tango superstar German Cornejo’s Tango Fire returns to The Peacock. With astonishing dancers accompanied by unforgettable live music, this is Argentine tango at its fiery best! Tango Fire takes you on an explosive journey through the history and evolution of this most seductive art form, showcasing traditional tango’s rawness and sophistication while evoking the intoxicating passion of late night Buenos Aires. With some of the speediest footwork and tightest twirling in the business, German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi are joined by a cast of extraordinary tango dancers, including World Tango Champions. Don’t miss this chance to experience authentic Argentine tango by the very best in the world.

“Spectacular. Scintillating steps set the stage alight” The Independent

Tue - Sat at 7.30pm Sat at 2.30pm Sun at 2pm For full schedule visit sadlerswells.com £15 - £42 Free post-show tango class: Tue 7 and Tue 14 Feb S


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Sadler’s Wells Sampled

Friday 3 & Saturday 4 February

Fri & Sat at 7.30pm

Celebrating ten years since its conception, Sampled is a chance for dance fans and newcomers alike to enjoy a diverse range of styles from some of the world’s finest dancers at a specially reduced price.

Doors open 6pm for free front of house activities.

Previous years have included everything from hip hop to tango, contemporary dance to ballet, alongside workshops and events taking place throughout the building.

Fri at 1pm: Schools Mat £8, £4 ‘proms’-style standing

The full line-up, including info on workshops and foyer activities, will be announced in November on sadlerswells.com

£15, £8 ‘proms’-style standing

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Multibuy available on £15 tickets only

“The message was clear: dance is cool” The Times

Photo: Kingsley Jayasekera


Choy Ka Fai - SoftMachine Installation: Expedition Monday 3 October – Saturday 3 December, from 6.30pm UK PREMIERE Part of Out of Asia 2 The SoftMachine Expedition is a free installation, across the Sadler’s Wells foyer spaces, of visual documentaries, choreographic encounters and contemporary dance archives, collected from a research expedition across the choreographic landscape of Asia. This collection of images and video interviews of dance, from dance, and with dance, is an on-going choreographic narrative which examines the impossible lexicon of contemporary dance in Asia. “Soft Machine is an immense project. The attempt to examine the vocabulary of gesture on its own terms becomes a task of Fibonacci-esque complexity.” ArtReview, London

52 Portraits: Screening Wednesday 25 January, Lilian Baylis Studio 7pm. £7.50 / £5 concessions* (*Over 60s, Access Members, Students & Under 18s) 52 Portraits is an epic love song written to an art form. See 52 Portraits screened for the first time, each accompanied by sung autobiographies, capturing the profound, funny and surprising power of their subjects, revealing the stories, thoughts and struggles of dancers in an unexpected way. With an introduction from co-creators, Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion and Hugo Glendinning, reflecting on their year-long online project. Discover more: 52portraits.co.uk


Sadler’s Wells Extras

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Tuesday 13 September, post-show talk

Director’s Conversation

L-E-V Dance Company Monday 19 September, post-show talk Matthias Sperling Thursday 29 September, post-show talk Dance Umbrella - Unknown Pleasures Saturday 8 October, post-show talk Birmingham Royal Ballet Friday 14 October, pre-show talk Dance Umbrella - Jérôme Bel Wednesday 19 October, post-show talk Suzie Birchwood Wednesday 19 October, Dialogue

Matthew Bourne by Hugo Glendinning

New Adventures Wednesday 4 January, 6pm – 6.45pm in the Lilian Baylis Studio: £7.50 (or £4 with ticket to same day show) Sadler’s Wells Artistic Director Alistair Spalding in conversation with New Adventures Artistic Director, Matthew Bourne, about his latest world premiere, The Red Shoes.

Pre and Post-Show Talks

Candoco Dance Company Friday 21 October, post-show talk Wild Card: Hagit Yakira Thursday 27 & Friday 28 October, post-show talk Rambert Tuesday 8 November, pre-show talk Friday 11 November, pre-show talk Hetain Patel Thursday 24 November, post-show talk The Red Shoes Tuesday 17 January, post-show talk Talk with Artistic Director Matthew Bourne and members of the cast

Talks and Events Inside Asia (part of Out of Asia 2) A programme of talks curated by artist and designer, Choy Ka Fai. For more details, check sadlerswells.com

Hagit Yakira by Rachel Cherry

52 Portraits Screening Wednesday 25 January An epic love song written to an art form With introduction from co-creators Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion and Hugo Glendinning.


Dance Classes and Workshops Vamos Cuba! Pre-show Cuban dance class at 5pm, Sunday 31 July; Sunday 7, 14, 21 August Post-show Cuban dance class on Tuesday 9, 10, 16 & 17 August

Assisted Performances Birmingham Royal Ballet Saturday 15 October at 2.30pm Touch Tour at 10am

Suzie Birchwood Professional Practice workshop with Suzie Birchwood A workshop for dance artists and choreographers, Wednesday 19 October, 3.30pm – 5.30pm. £12, (£6 Concessions), workshop available at concession rate if you also purchase a ticket to the performance on 19 October at 8pm. Birmingham Royal Ballet Open Company Class on stage, Saturday 15 October at 11.15am: Free to BRB Friends Ever wondered what a ballet dancer does to prepare for a day of rehearsal and performance? This is your chance to watch and find out.

Candoco Dance Company Saturday 22 October at 7.30pm Touch Tour at 5pm Rambert – Contemporaries Tuesday 8 November at 7.30pm Sign language interpreted performance Rambert – The Creation Friday 11 November at 7.30pm Sign language interpreted performance The Red Shoes Saturday 14 January at 2.30pm Touch Tour at 1pm

Professional Masterclass with Marion Tait, Saturday 15 October, 3-5pm: £30 per participant Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Assistant Director leads this class on technique and Company repertoire; Ashton Studio, Sadler’s Wells. To book, visit: brb.org.uk/ballet-training Burn the Floor Post-show dance class, Tuesday 25 October and Tuesday 1 November Tango Fire Post-show tango class, Tuesday 7 & 14 February Pinocchio Family dance workshop, Tuesday 25 October, 1-2pm (£2)

For full information visit sadlerswells.com


HOW TO BOOK sadlerswells.com 020 7863 8000 In Person: Sadler’s Wells Ticket Office, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1: 10am - 8pm, Monday - Saturday. Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2: Please call 020 7863 8222 for specific opening times.

Transaction Charge: £3 for telephone bookings, £1.95 for concessionary and online bookings. No charge when booking in person.

Print at home Tickets can now be printed by customers at home for added convenience. Choose ‘print at home’ option when purchasing tickets online.

HOW TO SAVE Save 20% when you book two or more shows at the same time. Available on all shows displaying this symbol. S Discount is automatically added in your online basket. Terms and conditions apply: sadlerswells.com/save

GROUPS

For adult groups of 8 or more*: 20% off stalls seats, must be booked at the same time. (May exclude Fri and Sat evening performances. Some shows may be subject to different group rates).

sadlerswells.com/groups

Schools and college groups of 10+*: £12 rear stalls seats, 1 teacher free per 10 pupils, at Schools Discount Performances Under 18s only.

Families:

sadlerswells.com/schoolvisits

Half-price tickets for children under 16 on selected matinees. Other discounts may be available. See individual show pages for details.

CONCESSIONS

Up to 2 half-price children per 1 full-paying adult. Minimum age

For members of our Access Scheme a limited number of half-price seats are available. sadlerswells.com/access

limits apply on certain shows, please check with Ticket Office. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

Under 5s: Please note, children under the age of 5 are not permitted into performances unless indicated on the show information pages. Further age limits apply on certain shows, please check with Ticket Office: sadlerswells.com/how-to-book

Exchanges: Refunds are not permitted. Tickets may be exchanged to future performances or credit issued in lieu (in the form of Gift Vouchers, valid for up to two years for Sadler’s Wells, The Peacock and Lilian Baylis ticket purchases only), if returned at least 24 hours before the scheduled performance time (3 weeks if returning 8 or more tickets). A £2 per ticket booking amendment fee applies (maximum £6 per booking). For The Royal Albert Hall (and any other off-site events), refunds and exchanges are not permitted. For more information and full terms and conditions: sadlerswells.com/terms

Disabled Patrons:

Students, unwaged, over 65s*: A limited number of £8 seats in Sadler’s Wells rear 2nd circle or Peacock Theatre rear stalls for most performances. Tickets will be held at Ticket Office. Proof of eligibility must be shown, otherwise the full price will be charged. A maximum of 2 tickets per person, per event.

Standby tickets*: From £17.50 for students, unwaged people, BECTU, MU and Equity card-holders, under 16s and over 65s. Cash or card payment only. Available in person only from 1 hour before the performance. 1 ticket per person, requires proof of status. *Not available online All discounts are subject to availability and cannot be used retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offers or concessions. Discounts apply only to Sadler’s Wells and The Peacock performances unless indicated.


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Santander cycle hire on Arlington Way.

Bike: Bike stands available outside the theatre.

When attending performances at Sadler’s Wells or Lilian Baylis Studio, private wide bay car park is available for patrons with disabilities (free), or over 65s (£5). Book in advance at Ticket Office.

ACCESS Both Sadler’s Wells and The Peacock have a number of wheelchair spaces. For more information and to watch our access film: sadlerswells.com/access Booking is available by minicom/textphone (020 7863 8015) for people with hearing impairments.

Temple (Circle/District Lines) is 10 mins walk. Santander cycle hire available on Sardinia St & Kingsway.

Venue hire Whether you are hosting a private or corporate event, Sadler’s Wells offers a magical venue that will inspire and impress. With our modern and stylish setting, our meetings and conference spaces are ideal for awards ceremonies, product launches, conferences and meetings. For more information, contact our Events team at events@sadlerswells.com or 020 7863 8065.

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