Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sadler's Wells Theatre is major London dance venue

The sixth and current version of Sadler's Wells Theatre
The sixth and current version of Sadler's Wells Theatre cc licensed photo by Fin Fahey

The Sadler's Wells Theatre has a history going back over 300 years to 1683 at the same location. The current theatre, which opened in 1998 is the sixth theatre to be built on the site and under the same name.

The current theatre has a 1500 seat auditorium and the smaller Lilian Baylis Studio. It is considered to be one of the top dance venues and production theatres in the United Kingdom.

The theatre began with the opening of a "Musick House" by Richard Sadler in 1683. A well was rediscovered on the site that had water thought to possess medicinal qualities and thus the name Sadler's Wells. The theatre has an extensive history that goes beyond the scope of this site, but you can read about it further on the Sadler's Wells Theatre History page.

The Sadler's Wells Theatre presents audiences with a wide variety of dance performances including contemporary, tango, hip hop, flamenco and more.

For more information about the Sadler's Wells Theatre as well as shows and schedules visit their official website link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TN, UK

Phone: 020 7863 8000

Official Website: Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sadler's Wells Theatre Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Breaking convention, as usual, surprises with its originality every year. Great atmosphere, great dancers and of course the hosts. 😀👍🏻💥🥳
Maciej “bluegangsta_mj” - a week ago

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4 Star Rating I visited this venue to see English National Ballet - Johan Inger’s Carmen. The show was ok, it wasn't what I expected, a little too comtemporary for me, but the performers were good. I sat in Second Circle Row C Seat 18, and climbed two flights of stairs to get to my seat. I didn't check if there were lifts in the building. For anyone afraid of heights, seats in this section may not be suitable.
Dee - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating This was our first visit to the Sadler's Wells Theater and the New York City Ballet was in the repertoire. Impressive ballet, good sound and a clear view from our seat. There are also good offers in the bar. Recommended!
Morten René L Strømsborg - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Fantastic experience. Drinks and snacks available on site. All the stalls seats allow clear view, there was enough fresh air during the show. Polite and helpful staff. We were watching Edward scissorhands: everything was perfect! Highly recommended.
Olga Sh - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating Lovely theatre, really nice size. I paid for the cheapest tickets at the back on the 1st circle which supposedly had restricted view (it's only a little bit of the bottom of the 2nd circle above you) and it really only means you can't see the very top, basically the ceiling, you don't miss anything even remotely important! Would go here again!
Tori- Loo - 4 months ago

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How to get to Sadler's Wells Theatre by Tube

Exit Angel Station onto Upper Street and walk to your left (south) along Upper Street. Continue along St. John Street until Rosebery Ave. and go left. The theatre is just a little ahead on your right hand side.

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