Sadler's Wells

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Visit Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend for the annual jam-packed festival! It returns this year on 30th & 31st March with Rumpelstiltskin performed on stage.


Rosebery Avenue, London

Contact details

Tel: 0207 8638198

Activity type

Indoor Activities, Theatre and Entertainment

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Sadler's Wells details...

A great day out in London if you or your family like dance is a visit to Sadler’s Wells the UK’s leading dance house, uniquely dedicated to bringing the very best international and UK dance to London audiences. Please check the theatre listings to find out what’s showing, viewing times and prices.

Visit Sadler’s Wells Family Weekend for the annual jam-packed festival offering entertainment for all ages including performances, workshops, arts and crafts activities and games. It returns this year on 30th & 31st March.

balletLORENT presents Rumpelstiltskin. Directed by Liv Lorent and retold by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Rumpelstiltskin is the story of an outsider, shunned for being different. Set in a world of spinning wheels, kings and queens, this is a tale of love, loss and magic powers. Suitable for ages 7+

In addition to the productions taking place, Sadler’s Wells’ foyers will be bursting with an array of free activities including Rumpelstiltskin-inspired arts and crafts such as screen printing, paper jewellery making and weaving. Artist Charlotte Austen creates Rumpelstiltskin’s tower, in signature fairy-tale style. These activities will be available from 11am to 4:30pm on Friday; and 10am to 4:30pm on Saturday. They are free and do not need to be booked in advance.

Family dance workshops for all abilities will take place from 1.30 – 2.30pm on Friday and Saturday, based around the music and dance at the heart of balletLORENT’s Rumpelstiltskin.

Workshops are £2 per person (adult and child) and tickets are available to Rumpelstiltskin ticket holders only. Maximum of three children per adult. Tickets for the workshop to be purchased online or by phone via Ticket Office on 020 7863 8000.


Or book your family in for an adventure like no other and unlock secrets, locate hidden buttons and try to steal the infamous Mr Locket’s keys in upsidedowninsideout – a bespoke mission for families taking you through the nooks and crannies of Sadler’s Wells. Find out more here!


To book for the shows and find out more about the weekend click below.

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