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  Parliamentary Event, Sadler’s Wells

July 5, 2023

A mock-up landscape photo of the new Olympic Park development that includes Sadler's Wells East sitting next to the new BBC building

Today, at an event held by Sadler’s Wells, hosted by the MP Luke Pollard in Parliament, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP, hailed Sadler’s Wells East as “a people’s theatre…building on the proud legacy of Lilian Baylis”.

About The Event

The event was attended by the Secretary of State, MPs and arts industry representatives, who heard about our new venue opening in east London next year. Sadler’s Wells East will be a new kind of cultural destination with local roots, national impact and global perspectives.

Situated in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of the groundbreaking East Bank cultural and educational development, Sadler’s Wells East will have a 550-seat theatre, six studios for creating work, a community dance space, a hip hop theatre academy and a choreographic school.

With the support and continuing investment of the Government and the Mayor of London, East Bank represents the most significant single investment in London’s culture since the 1851 Great Exhibition, and it will shape the cultural life of the city for the 21st century and beyond.

Sir Alistair Spalding CBE, Sadler’s Wells’ Artistic Director and Co-Chief Executive, was joined by Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Britannia Morton, STEP intern Parwinder Kaur, and choreographer Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu, whose production Our Mighty Groove will be the first show on our new stage at Sadler’s Wells East, to tell attendees about our exciting new venue.

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan welcomed East Bank as a “major new visitor destination for the UK” and said Sadler’s Wells East “will bring the wonder of dance to so many people.”

Find out more: Sadler’s Wells East

Parliamentary Event
Secretary of State Lucy Frazer with speakers, Alistair Spalding (Artistic Director and Co-Chief Executive), Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu (choreographer), Parwinder Kaur (STEP intern) and Britannia Morton (Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive) at the Launch event for Sadlers Wells East, Parliament House, Westminster - 05/07/23