Major Donors

Artistic Director's Circle

£10,000 per year

The Artistic Director's Circle plays a critical role in the life of Sadler's Wells by supporting the Artistic Programme. Circle members provide vital funding for new commissions, allowing us to bring together innovative collaborations that push the boundaries of dance as an art form. They also help us bring the very best international dance companies to London.

To thank you for your support we are delighted to provide:

Priority booking and information Priority booking for most shows in advance of members and the public

Invitations to exclusive supporters' events
An annual Major Donor Dinner
Opportunity to attend Season briefing lunches with the Artistic Director
Invitation to the Sadler's Wells Annual Press Conference
Four free behind the scenes Insight Events a year
Invitations to drinks receptions around new productions throughout the year
Opportunity to have a private backstage tour of the theatre
Two free Season Preview events a year
At least four free Dress Rehearsals a year
Ten Patrons' Nights each year, providing an opportunity to meet artists, including two free tickets to each Patrons Night

Ticket access & offers
Access to allocation of the best seats held exclusively for supporters
Dedicated Booking Line through the Development Office
20% on most tickets*
Four free programme vouchers and 50% off all other programmes

Access to Sadler's Wells' entertainment spaces for hosting friends and family
Dedicated booking service for arranging pre-show and interval drinks and refreshments

Acknowledgement as an Artistic Director's Circle member
On the Sadler's Wells supporter board inside the theatre foyer In Sadler's Wells show programmes

Regular news from Sadler's Wells
Quarterly Artistic Director's e-newsletter and Supporters e-newsletter sent to your inbox
Two season brochures sent to your door each year

Support us. Join the Artistic Director's Circle
To join now complete a Direct Debit formpay online, or email




Avant-Guardians are a group of passionate individuals who are part of the Sadler's Wells family. By pledging £20,000+ a year for 3 years they are committed to supporting the future of Sadler's Wells and our ambitions.

As thanks for their generous support they receive all the benefits offered to our Artistic Director's Circle plus invitations to other exclusive events and insight opportunities.

For more information or to support Sadler's Wells as an Avant-Guardian please email


* Save 20% on most tickets at Sadler's Wells and The Peacock.

  • Save on shows marked with the 'S' symbol on show pages, or listed at
  • Discount is valid on up to 6 tickets per run of each show.  
  • Additional tickets for that or any other performance within the same run does not qualify. 
  • All offers, discounts and benefits are subject to availability and cannot be used retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offers.

Full membership terms and conditions apply to supporter benefits, click here to read these in full

Sadler's Wells charity number 279884.


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