Five of the best Sadler's Wells dance shows and workshops to enjoy online

Dance newcomers and afficionados alike can find plenty to enjoy online thanks to Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

London’s home of international dance is offering an array of workshops and shows to watch online while the venue is closed.

Here’s our pick of the fleet-footed action...


Deluxe: 1. Bradley 4:18, streaming until July

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Choreographed by Punchdrunk’s Maxine Doyle, Bradley 4:18 is a dance performance inspired by the lyrics of spoken word artist Kate Tempest’s Pictures on a Screen, which tell the story of Bradley, a seemingly successful young man struggling to connect with the world around him. Set to a score by Mercury Award-nominated and Ivors Academy Award-winning London-based composer, arranger and alto-saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, and composed in parallel with the choreographic creation, it is a highly atmospheric, filmic score with a modern jazz flavour. Bradley 4:18 presents the six BalletBoyz dancers as different versions of the Bradley character Bradley and how he might act at 4:18 in the morning. Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Bradley 4:18 is part of BalletBoyz’ new dance show Deluxe, a co-production with Sadler’s Wells that fuses beautiful dance with original music in the company’s unique and unmistakable style, including collaborations from some of the world’s most inventive and thought-provoking choreographers and composers.

Where to watch: BBC iPlayer


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Coordinated by Sadler’s Wells’ Learning & Engagement team, these workshops are led by Cherie Coleman, who runs Family Friday sessions at Sadler’s Wells, and feature five movement activities for children aged two to six years to follow at home.


Available now

The Company of Elders workshop series is specially created for over 60s who may be staying at home due to social distancing.

A scene from the BalletBoyz production Deluxe, part of which is now being streamed on BBC iPlayerA scene from the BalletBoyz production Deluxe, part of which is now being streamed on BBC iPlayer
A scene from the BalletBoyz production Deluxe, part of which is now being streamed on BBC iPlayer


Available nowThe second series features four artist-led, observational films take viewers behind the scenes in the world of contemporary and classical dance. Following artists Maria Pages, Sharon Eyal, Ballet Black, and Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer, the films tell the human stories behind the creative process of choreography, rehearsal and performance in some of the world’s most beloved styles.

Where to watch: BBC iPlayer


Weekly shows

The venue presents a different full-length show each week.

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