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Sadler's Wells Theatre

New Audiences

Get into Dance

An integral part of our work at Sadler’s Wells is to take dance out into the community and invite communities into our theatre. One of the ways we do this is through our ‘Get into Dance’ scheme which offers 3,300 tickets a year for £3, to enable those otherwise unable to come to the theatre to enjoy our shows.

Sadler’s Wells Auditorium

Sadler’s Wells Sampled 2nd & 3rd February 2018

Every year, through our partnership with the American Express Foundation, we stage Sadler’s Wells Sampled, an evening of short performances showcasing very different styles of dance. From ballet to hip-hop there is something for everyone. More information can be found here.

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Innovation & Creativity

Sadler’s Wells strongly promotes innovation and artistic collaboration. Our main aim is to give artists the conditions to make their best work. Our Associate Artists, Resident and Associate Companies are among the most outstanding dance talents today. Through our support network, they are able to seek out new ideas and collaborations, producing works to critical and popular acclaim. We give the next generation of artists the means to create the outstanding new dance of the future.

Sadler’s Wells has run the National Youth Dance Company since 2012, training 30 young people each year and touring the country with workshops and performances. NYDC develops strong regional partnerships through a range of projects and activities and also offers targeted opportunities to support talented young deaf and disabled dancers. A video of their recent trip to UK City of Culture, Hull, can be found here.

National Youth Dance Company In-Nocentes

Emerging Artists

New Wave Associate Artists

New Wave Associates is a 3-year holistic programme supporting emerging artists by offering specific guidance on the commissioning process and presentation of their work. The programme is one of our several initiatives that nurture emerging talent.

Current New Wave Associate Wilkie Branson has benefited greatly from his involvement in the programme: “To be supported in this way by an organisation like Sadler’s Wells makes seeing the possible pathways forwards within the dance industry not only clearer but also more possible."

Wilkie is currently working on an autobiographical 3D-film dance installation, TOM and a video of his progress can be found here.

Little Dreams


Giving and Support

As a registered charity we rely on the support of our Members and Patrons, Trusts and Foundations and Corporate Partners. Through this supporter base, we can expand the community of people who give our art form its strength. This support enables us to carry out our artistic mission, deliver innovative creative learning projects and produce exciting new work. For more information please see our supporter pages which can be found here.

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