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English National Ballet

New Audiences

As a touring company, we’ve an unerring dedication to all audiences. In building a repertoire that speaks to people from diverse backgrounds and affordable ticket prices, we can reach the audiences of the future.

Our seasons are an opportunity to challenge and earn confidence, illustrated by the high attendance of Akram Khan’s Giselle by new audiences. Ensuring artistic integrity runs through our engagement programme, also means we can reach those with the least access to ballet.

Innovation & Creativity

We work with world-class choreographers, composers and designers to create exceptional new ballets. After an overwhelming response to the premiere of Akram Khan’s Giselle in 2016, the piece returned to Sadler’s Wells to open our 2019/20 season. In 2020 we will collaborate with the award-winning choreographer for the third time to premiere Khan’s newest work, Creature, in Spring.  

Akram Khan's Giselle

Emerging Artists

Selected by their peers, six of our most promising dancers perform in front of an eminent panel of expert judges, before one receives the annual Emerging Dancer Award. This inspiring one-off evening is a fantastic opportunity for our rising stars to flourish and be recognised with an accolade.

The People’s Choice Award, selected by members of the public, and the Corps de Ballet Award, acknowledging the work on and off-stage of an Artist of the Company, are also awarded.

Rina Kanehara and Aitor Arrieta performing the Esmerelda pas de deux


As a charity, our valued supporters help us fulfill our goals, from donations to our Capital Campaign, towards our new world-class home at London City Island, to our Friends, Patrons and donors. We also work closely with corporates who share our values, and trusts and foundations who allow us to undertake our leading engagement and outreach programmes. Plus, our glamorous galas provide a unique night of fundraising, with our Spring Gala coming up in February 2020.  

Tiffany Heldman and James Streeter in In the Middle Somewhat Elevated

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