Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sadler's Wells is a theatre with a strong, dynamic contemporary programme, uniquely dedicated to bringing the very best international and UK dance to London audiences. The present building on Rosebery Avenue in Islington opened in 1998, after a major fundraising programme, supported by Lottery funding. From cutting-edge performance to mainstream contemporary dance, tango to tap and flamenco to family shows, the joy of movement and celebration of dance are always at the heart of Sadler's Wells.

Sadler's Wells' education-programme, Conenct, has long expressed the simple ethos of Lilian Baylis, one of the most visionary directors of Sadler's Wells, to make the arts accessible to everyone. In our contemporary lives, we recognise that dance connects people, promotes confidence and physical wellbeing. Our work prioritises community involvement , educational insight and challenges perceptions of who can dance. Connect's work is at the heart of the Sadler's Wells vision which embraces artistic excellence and opens the theatre to new audiences and experiences. Activities range from post-show talks, lecture-demonstrations, an over 60s arts appreciation club, weekly Baby Groovers classes for toddlers and their carers, termly dance development projects in primary and secondary schools and large-scale community events. The highlight of our calender is the annual Connect Festival which provides a showcase for many of our projects and offers up to 2000 members of our local community a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells.

Founded 1998