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Productions and commissions

David Hallberg holding Natalia Osipova in an arabesque leap
We partner with artists and companies and invest in their ideas to bring new dance works to life.

Sadler’s Wells productions 

A Sadler’s Wells production is a show that we have created alongside an artist or company, from the initial idea all the way through to the last day of touring.

Through our productions, we enable projects that wouldn’t be possible within a dance company’s or individual artists’ existing structures. Sometimes artists approach us and on another occasions we propose a particular idea, collaboration or theme. A new production usually starts with one of our Associate Artists sharing a concept for a show. We work out budgets, schedule performances, hire performers and crew and manage the show’s development from start to finish. We cover most of the costs, partnering with other co-producers as needed, and secure touring dates around the world.

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Commissions and co-productions

A Sadler’s Wells co-production or commission is a show that we invest in, but is created and managed by a partner artist or organisation. Our investment could include funds, support and expertise.