Looking after our audiences, artists and colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday 28 May

We are committed to playing our part in containing the spread of the coronavirus and keeping our audiences, artists and colleagues safe. With this in meind, we are sorry to let you know that Sadler’s Wells has cancelled all performances across the summer.

On 16 March, UK government guidance was for theatres to close for a period of up to 12 weeks, until 9 June 2020. We had initially hoped to reopen our venues after 9 June, however, given the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and in response to updated guidelines from the UK government, NHS and Public Health England, our theatres must remain closed at this time.

This continued closure affects all forthcoming shows in June, July and August until 1 September across our three theatre spaces - Sadler's Wells Theatre, Lilian Baylis Studio and Peacock Theatre.

We look forward to being able to present performances once more and to welcome our audiences back to Sadler’s Wells. This is dependent on future developments and as further guidance from the government becomes available. We will only open our doors again once we are sure that it is safe to do so for our audiences, artists, and staff.

If you have tickets for any of the cancelled performances, our Ticket Office team will contact you directly to agree on how you would like your account to be credited. We thank you for your continued patience as we contact all ticket holders as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we are sharing dance you can enjoy wherever you are via our digital channels – from recordings of full performances to dance works made specifically for film and online dance activities you can take part in from home. Follow us on our social media channels for updates and visit our Digital Stage to enjoy this work.

The cancellation of our live programme has major implications for us. We’re a charity and more than 90% of our income comes from being able to welcome people to our venues. At this challenging time, we hope you will consider donating to Sadler's Wells if you can. You can choose to donate the value of your ticket/s for cancelled shows or to make a donation here.

Alistair Spalding
Artistic Director and Chief Executive


Coronavirus update: Following government advice, all performances at Sadler’s Wells’ theatres have been cancelled until 1 September. Read more