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Sadler's Wells

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Address: Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN, England
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London's Dance House

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best place for dance - possibly in the world

great tradition space and acoustics. accessible culture and dance. great vibe and staff. go... it may challenge some preconceptions but you cannot help but be impressed.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

great tradition space and acoustics. accessible culture and dance. great vibe and staff. go... it may challenge some preconceptions but you cannot help but be impressed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

THE centre for contemporary dance in the UK. "The Wells" has a long history but is currently a modern theatre offering the best dance shows in the world.

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Thank Scottish-Veggie
Bromley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous show. Brilliant choreography by Matthew Bourne, with a generous sprinkling of humour. Amazing dancers.

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Thank Al K K
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing show! Very entertaining, execution is very good. I love it when they all dance together and perform the routine all at the same time, no miss! My fave would be the bathing scene and Paris scene. I can watch it again and won't get bored. Highly recommended for a sat night out!

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London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As fresh as it was 25 years ago when it was first choreographed, if you can get tickets go you will not be disappointed!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a revival of some earlier vignettes from as far back as 30 years and it was lovely to see them. It's very u derstandable that all Matthew Bourne's productions are sold out. This was very entertaining - lots of humour, lots of older music that we haven't heard for ages, great dancing, a little risqué but thoroughly enjoyable.... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good views and comfortable seats for a beautiful performance. There are plenty of restaurants nearby for a pre or post performance meal. It is a short walk from the tube and car parking nearby.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Love the Sadlers Wells. Have been lots of times to see various things. I booked the wrong tickets and didn't realise till we got there but they sorted it out for us swiftly and were reseated without a fuss. Wayne Mcgregor & the Paris Opera Ballet provided the amazing choreography & dancers. The xx did the music and Olafur Eliasson... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I give this 3* because I'm balancing out the venue versus the programme. The venue is good and the ballet always / usually interesting, but last night I bought a programme for Tree of Codes, as it's a new ballet. At £5 it had to be the WORST value in all of London -- 2 pages of credits and 4... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Tonight's opening of Tree of Codes at Sadler's Wells has been much anticipated and it was absolutely amazing! The dancing by his troupe and the Paris Opera Ballet was some of the best I've witnessed at Sadler's Wells, a truly sublime experience. Whilst the strange opening in complete darkness by dancers lit up by LED lights affixed to their bodies... More 

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