Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale Music by Bernard Herrmann   A beloved fairy tale 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... 

National Ballet of China

National Ballet of China

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... 

Michael Keegan-Dolan

Michael Keegan-Dolan

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... 

Cloud Gate 2

Cloud Gate 2

The sister company of Taiwan's internationally celebrated Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, 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... 

English National Ballet

English National Ballet

One of the most anticipated 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... 

Rambert

Rambert

This epic production is one of the largest in the history of Rambert: a dance about the creation of Earth. Joseph Haydn's The Creation is his masterpiece, with its lyrical arias and monumental choruses showing off one of the greatest classical composers at the peak of his powers... 

Rambert

Rambert

To mark Rambert's 90th anniversary a programme of specially commissioned work from a new generation of dance-makers, explores themes of capitalism, migration, identity, society, and art... 

Yang Liping Contemporary Dance

Yang Liping Contemporary Dance

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... 

Eastman - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Eastman - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

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... 

Jasmin Vardimon Company

Jasmin Vardimon Company

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... 

Candoco Dance Company

Candoco Dance Company

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. Alexander Whitley, a classically trained dancer and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate, has become known for his strikingly physical and virtuosic choreography... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Immerse yourself in a magical world. Birmingham Royal Ballet's Artistic Director David Bintley’s new ballet conjures Prospero’s magical isle from Shakespeare’s late masterpiece into a spellbinding new work of ballet theatre... 

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Three Shakespeare-inspired ballets that begin Birmingham Royal Ballet’s celebration of the Bard's legacy. José Limón's The Moor's Pavane distils the passion and drama of Shakespeare's Othello into a thrilling one-act tragedy, tightly focussed on four characters and their jealousy... 

CCN Ballet de Lorraine

CCN Ballet de Lorraine

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... 

TAO Dance Theater

TAO Dance Theater

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

L-E-V

L-E-V

Sadler’s Wells Debut offers a chance to discover the work of choreographers new to the Sadler’s Wells stage. This season sees Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, stars of Israel’s thriving dance scene, presenting the London premiere of L-E-V... 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme C

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme C

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... 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme B

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme B

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... 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Programme A

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... 

Vamos Cuba

Vamos Cuba

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. The show is set in the crazy chaos of Havana airport, where families are parted, lovers reunited, and time flies when you're having fun... 

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company

Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company

Legendary flamenco guitarist Paco Peña brings a very personal new work to Sadler’s Wells, exploring through music and song the emotional, physical and cultural impact of the Spanish Civil War on his country’s history... 

Hofesh Shechter Company

Hofesh Shechter Company

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter’s caustic and thrilling trilogy returns: three wildly different takes on intimacy, passion and the banality of love. Revealing Shechter’s choreography at its most elegant and intimate, the barbarians in love opens the evening... 

Natalia Osipova

Natalia Osipova

Multi award-winning Russian classical ballerina 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... 

LA Dance Project

LA Dance Project

LA Dance Project is a Los Angeles-based artistic collective founded in 2012 by renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied, now Director at the Paris Opera Ballet. Following it's London stage premiere in autumn 2013, LA Dance Project returns to Sadler’s Wells with a much-anticipated mixed bill... 

Marie Chouinard

Marie Chouinard

Marie Chouinard, one of the world’s most daring and original choreographers, presents a double bill of dance. The evening’s first piece is titled Soft virtuosity, still humid, on the edge... 

Northern Ballet - 1984

Northern Ballet - 1984

After the sell-out success of The Great Gatsby, Northern Ballet returns with a brand new full-length ballet. Winston Smith lives in a world of absolute conformity, his every action scrutinised by Big Brother... 

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Nederlands Dans Theater is one of the world's most celebrated dance companies, wowing audiences with its unique brand of breathtaking dance, awe-inspiring skill and passionate creativity... 

Rambert

Rambert

A new work from Australian dance maker Lucy Guerin, Tomorrow, follows on from her collaboration with Carrie Cracknell on Macbeth for the Young Vic, with original music by electronica artist Scanner... 

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Acclaimed for its unique fusions of ancient and modern traditions, and its exquisite choreography inspired by the wealth of spiritual practices found throughout Asia, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan returns to London... 

BalletBoyz - Life

BalletBoyz - Life

BalletBoyz are back with a brand new show, performed by its all-male company of ten incredible dancers. Featuring two new commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, Life... 

English National Ballet - She Said

English National Ballet - She Said

English National Ballet’s triple bill features three new pieces created by world-class female choreographers Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Yabin Wang. Between them, the trio have worked with some of the world’s top dance companies and artists – including Dutch National Ballet (Lopez Ochoa), Sydney Dance Company (Barton) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Wang)... 

balletLORENT - Snow White

balletLORENT - Snow White

This Easter, be charmed by balletLORENT’s spellbinding take on Snow White – a new dance theatre show for the whole family. Fresh from their award-winning hit Rapunzel, the fairytale is brought to life by a dynamic cast of characters, masterful storytelling, beautiful dance, imaginative sets and bewitching costumes... 

Bartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota

Bartabas & Andrés Marín - Golgota

Four horses perform live on stage uniting equestrian theatre with art, music and dance as the acclaimed French artist Bartabas returns to Sadler’s Wells, accompanied by contemporary flamenco dancer Andrés Marín... 

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

New Adventures’ 25th birthday culminates with the world premiere of Matthew Bourne’s latest re-imagining of a ballet classic. Sleeping Beauty sees Bourne return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of ballet masterworks that started with Nutcracker! and the international smash hit, Swan Lake...