Sadler’s Wells’ Barclays Dance Pass to offer 1,000 £10 tickets to Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet to young people

5 January 2023

New Adventures are pleased to announce a partnership with Sadler’s Wells' Barclays Dance Pass which offers 1,000 £10 tickets for young people to see New Adventures’ production of Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet when the production returns to Sadler’s Wells in August 2023.

Barclays Dance Pass is Sadler’s Wells’ ticket scheme offering £10 tickets to 16 to 30-year-olds as part of a major partnership with Barclays. Launched in January 2000, there are now more than 15,000 Barclays Dance Pass members.

The 2023 production of Romeo and Juliet marks the first co-production between New Adventures and Sadler’s Wells. A relationship that dates back nearly 30 years, New Adventures has been performing at Sadler’s Wells since 1993. In 2005 Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells, Alistair Spalding, appointed Matthew Bourne as one of the organisation’s first Associate Artists and in 2006 New Adventures became a Resident Company.

Barclays Dance Pass makes available 10,000 tickets per year at £10 each to those registered with the scheme. No booking fee applies, and registered Barclays Dance Pass holders can purchase two tickets per production.

Sir Alistair Spalding CBE, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells said: “I’m thrilled that through Barclays Dance Pass we can offer more than 1,000 young people tickets to see Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet for £10. Matthew has taken another of the traditional classical ballets and made it on a young cast and relevant for a new younger generation of audience that makes it a perfect offering for Dance Pass members.”

Matthew Bourne said: “Broadening our audience, as well as our talent base, is key to New Adventures. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have become dance fans because of our work, and we hope the Barclays Dance Pass offering of 1,000 tickets to our production of Romeo and Juliet will ignite a life-long adventure with dance for many more.”

Tom Corbett, Head of Sponsorship at Barclays, said: “Barclays is a proud partner of Sadler’s Wells, and we’re delighted that through Barclays Dance Pass we are able to offer even more young people the chance to discover world-class dance. Being able to support Sadler’s Wells is so important to inspire a new generation of dancers and fans, and is the reason we are committed to supporting the scheme.”

Registration to Barclays Dance Pass is free and can be completed via the Sadler’s Wells website.

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