Sadler's Wells East topping out

Published: 24 June 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Night View Sadler's Wells East Credit: O'Donnell &Tuomey

Young people in east London have been invited to take part in the opening season at Sadler’s Wells East, Sadler’s Wells’ fourth venue, which is due to open in late 2023 at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

At the topping out ceremony, Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, announced that local young people are invited to be part of immersive dance show Our Mighty Groove, the opening production for Sadler’s Wells East next November, directed and choreographed by Vicki Igbokwe, which tells of the transformative power of the club dancefloor.

Young people living or studying in east London who will be aged 16–21 on 31 August 2023 are invited to take part in workshops starting this summer, delivered by Vicki Igbokwe’s company Uchenna Dance. Some workshop participants will then be invited to join the professional dancers on stage when Our Mighty Groove opens at Sadler’s Wells East in November 2023.