Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes tickets


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Originally a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, The Red Shoes was made into a beloved Academy Award-winning film in 1948 and has beguiled and inspired audiences for decades. Now returning to the West End stage in a new adaptation by Matthew Bourne, New Adventures: The Red Shoes is the most hotly anticipated ballet of the season.

Based on the acclaimed film, New Adventures: The Red Shoes is set in the dramatic world of a touring dance troupe. Here, a young dancer’s boundless ambition to become the greatest dancer in the world leads to a desperate battle of obsession between the two men who inspire her most.

Bourne, the UK’s favourite choreographer, employs wit, imagination and an unflinchingly bold approach to bring The Red Shoes to the stage. Award-winning composer and conductor Terry Davies uses the music of Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, famed for his work with directors Orson Wells and Alfred Hitchcock, to create a dazzling and brand new score. Performed by internationally renowned ballet company New Adventures and featuring glorious sets and costumes as well as live music performed by the New Adventures Orchestra, New Adventures: The Red Shoes tells a heart-rending story in exceptional style.

Playing at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre for a limited run, don’t delay in booking your tickets to this sensational new production.

Customer Reviews

130 reviews
June Elizabeth
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4 Feb 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable - music, dance and wonderful story-telling all together really memorable. The sets were clever too. Having seen the original film (lots of times!) I was keen to see the Matthew Bourne 'take' on this classic story. I was not disappointed. Thank you. I would have like to have bought a pair of the red ballet pumps that were dangling from the ceiling - were they for sale?

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30 Jan 2017

fantastic production.

Victoria Sage
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29 Jan 2017

Absolutely stunning ballet. If this is Matthews 'Swan Song' he's gone out wth a bang! I love all his work - but everything about Red Shoes, from lighting, projections, costumes, choreography, the way the sets changed before your eyes, was just so ingenious. Not to mention the beautiful dancing. I absolutely loved it.

Kathy webb
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27 Jan 2017

Enjoyed the red shoes but compared to last years sleeping beauty and two years ago Edward scissor hands, it just didn't have the wow factor for me.

June Rose
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27 Jan 2017

Really enjoyed this version of The Red Shoes fantastic.



Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.


2 hours (including one 20 min interval)

How Does It Work

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

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

Where Do I Go

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R