New Adventures- The Red Shoes

Event location: Sadler's Wells Theatre Main House. Ongoing event.

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

Music by Bernard Herrmann

A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

"Britain's most succesful choreographer will blow your mind with his sheer imagination, wit and brio"


Matthew Bourne's magical adaptation is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerising music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles) and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra, with sumptuous set and costume designs by Lez Brotherston, Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound).

An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

"The great showman of British dance with an instinctive understanding of what audiences want'"



2 hours (including one 20 min interval)

When Can I Go?

Tue - Sat at 7.30pm (Thu 15 Dec at 7pm, no eve perf 24, 31 Dec)

Sat Mats at 2.30pm

Sun Mats at 2pm (no mat perf 25 Dec or 1 Jan)

Sun at 7pm (no eve perf 25 Dec, 1 Jan or 29 Jan)

Mon at 7pm on 26 Dec

Tue Mat at 2.30pm on 27 Dec

Thu Mats at 2.30pm on 22 Dec, 29 Dec, 26 Jan

Fri Mat at 2.30pm on Fri 30 Dec

How Does It Work?

Please bring your ticket voucher on the day and collect tickets from the box office before the show.

Where do I go?

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.