Tickets will go on sale for Sadler’s Wells’ spring 2020 season from 14th October. 

Drawn Lines production will open at Sadler's Wells in spring 2020

Source: Hugo Glendinning

The season features three world premieres, seven UK premieres, and 12 Sadler’s Wells Productions and co-productions, as well as new creative partnerships involving artists from all over the world.

Sadler’s Wells’ artistic director and chief executive Alistair Spalding said its mission was to “make and share dance that inspires us all”.

He added: “I believe our spring 2020 season truly reflects that.” 

Selected highlights of the season

  • Message In A Bottle is the spectacular new dance theatre show from triple Olivier Award nominee and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince. It makes its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells’ West End venue The Peacock from Thursday 6th February - Saturday 21st March ahead of a UK and international tour. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles and dazzling footwork it’s the latest work from the creator behind SYLVIA and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (choreography). Songs include Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Walking on the Moon and many more.
  • Nico Muhly: Drawn Lines is another world premiere at Sadler’s Wells, running from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st March. The subject is composer Nico Muhly’s pioneering music, played live by Britten Sinfonia, in a triple bill from Julie Cunningham, Michael Keegan-Dolan and Justin Peck. 
  • Geisha (Northern Ballet) runs from Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th April and is a follow-up to Casanova. Choreographer and former Northern Ballet dancer Kenneth Tindall turns to another remarkable true story for his new full-length ballet.
  • The Rite of Spring / common ground[s] focuses on the idea of exchange and marks the first collaboration between the Pina Bausch Foundation (Germany), École des Sables (Senegal) and Sadler’s Wells. The production is danced by a newly assembled company of dancers from African countries. 

About Sadler’s Wells

Sadler's Wells Main Auditorium

Source: Philip Vile

Sadler’s Wells’ auditorium has capacity for 1,500. 

Audiences of more than half a million visit Sadler’s Wells’ three London theatres (Sadler’s Wells, The Peacock, Lilian Baylis Studio) each year with more enjoying its touring productions across the UK and around the world. 

Located in Islington, north London, Sadler’s Wells’ current building is the sixth to have stood on site since entrepreneur Richard Sadler first established the theatre in 1683.

In 2022 it will open an additional mid-scale venue in east London. As well as a 550-seat auditorium, Sadler’s Wells’ new venue will include a choreographic centre and a hip hop theatre academy, the first of their kind in the world to be run by a theatre.

For information about the season and booking information visit