Out on the town with your Barclays Dance Pass
Did you know your Barclays Dance Pass gets you invited to exclusive, fun events based around the shows?
Join us for free and be the first to hear about our upcoming parties. At these exclusive events you will get to see the show, meet the artists, try new dance styles, enjoy delicious food and drinks, and party the night away with fellow dance pass holders!
Pass holders were out in force at at Sadler’s Wells’ to celebrate Barclays Dance Pass Reaching 20,000 Members!
We made it!
Barclays Dance Pass now has over 20,000 members, with 1,000 members 16-30 this month enjoying £10 tickets for Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet through the scheme and taking up many thousands of tickets each year.
Dance Pass holder Glen Webb (pictured) went on stage before the performance on 2 August to get a glimpse behind the scenes. Glen has been a passholder almost the beginning and his stand-out recent show was the Scottish Ballet ‘Coppelia’ earlier this year. Alistair Spalding, Sadler’s Wells’ CEO and Artistic Director credited Dance Pass with opening the doors to dance to a big new audience to Sadler’s Wells.
Launched in January 2020, tickets are available for all productions across the theatre’s venues, which soon will include Sadler’s Wells East – Sadler’s Wells’ fourth venue due to open in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next year.
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet, which opened 1 August for a run to Saturday 2 September, offered 1,000 tickets to Barclays Dance Pass holders. The 2023 production of Romeo and Juliet marks the first co-production between New Adventures and Sadler’s Wells. A relationship that dates back nearly 30 years; New Adventures has been performing at Sadler’s Wells since 1993. In 2005 Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells, Alistair Spalding, appointed Matthew Bourne as one of the organisation’s first Associate Artists and in 2006 New Adventures became a Resident Company.
Dance Pass £10 tickets are on sale for all performances this autumn including the new Peacock season. The next Barclays Dance Pass party takes place during Message in a Bottle at the Peacock. Details to follow soon!
The Rocky Horror Show party
On 9 May, over 200 Barclays Dance Pass holders joined us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Show. Invited to take part in a Dress up contest, several guests took on the challenge and turned up in style, accessorised with feathers, fishnet tights and glitters. In addition, Sadler’s Wells Artistic Director Sir Alistair Spalding, announced the release of 500 tickets to Message In A Bottle, opening at Peacock Theatre in October. Here are a few shots from the evening.
New Year Party – Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
Tickets to the party on 5 January were snapped up and lucky passholders saw Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and heard from Glenn Graham of New Adventures at a reception opened by Sadler’s Wells’ Artistic Director Sir Alistair Spalding who gave his personal recommendations for shows not to miss this spring.
Romeo and Juliet – major ticket release
There was excitement when a special ticket release for the next Matthew Bourne show Romeo and Juliet was announced. 1,000 tickets are now available to Barclays Dance Pass holders for just £10 each (2 per booker). Pass holders can book now. If you are not a member and are 16-30, join now for free and immediately qualify for £10 tickets to Romeo and Juliet and many other shows
A look back at the Barclay’s Dance Pass Summer Party
Manuel Liñan ¡VIVA! – June 22
With pre-show drinks and a special welcome by our Artistic Director Sir Alistair Spalding, the evening moved on to the main stage at Sadler’s Wells and the fabulous flamenco drag event ¡VIVA!, with choreographer and multi-award winning flamenco dancer, Manuel Liñan and his company (who joined us later at the after party). This opening party for the famous Flamenco Festival was exclusive for Barclay’s Dance Pass holders with a ticket.
After the show, the party really took off with some serious dancing, hot DJ, free Spanish food and more drinks!
Manuel’s show was a blast – and one of the highlights of the Flamenco Festival celebrating freedom of expression and just being yourself! Many Pass holders went on to book other shows in the Festival and made new friends. A special treat was a speech at the after party by UK choreographer Anthony Matsena and his brother Kel who have recently presented work at Sadler’s Wells and were the subject of a major TV documentary. As holders of Barclay’s Dance Pass themselves, they were enthusing about the varied upcoming shows including ballet, hip hop, tango, contemporary dance, Bollywood and musicals from South Pacific to Bat Out Of Hell. For these and many other shows, tickets are now on sale to Pass holders for just £10.
Don’t miss out on the next event!