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 above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TN, UK

Phone: 020 7863 8000

Official Website: Sadler's Wells Theatre

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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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Rated 4.7 out of 5Sadler's Wells Theatre Star Rating

5 Star Rating An excellent dance venue. Incredible performances put on all throughout the year. Definitely worth visiting.

Angus Goldie-Scot - 18 hours ago

5 Star Rating Love coming to this theatre whether it's as a performer or spectator. Atmosphere is always amazing. Great staff members!! Spectacular range of shows!!

Jazmyn Raikes - 2 days ago

4 Star Rating An excellent venue. It is hard to imagine that any seat would be a bad view. Great acoustics. Friendly, helpful staff team. Not really enough space in the bar area so get their early for a drink and a book your interval drinks!

Luke Addams-Fallon - 26 days ago

4 Star Rating Generally, a great place but it is seriously under resourced with regard to toilet facilities for women. If you like a drink during a performance's interval then download the app to order in advance - it makes life easier when the entire audience all descend on the bar at the same time. The auditorium is comfortable but falls a little short of what I'd call "spacious". In the winter, I'd recommend lodging your coat in the supervised cloakroom, it costs only 50p, and it will help to make your use of the auditorium more comfortable. There is a reasonable choice of bars and restaurants in very close proximity to the theatre. 'Angel' is the closest underground station and the walk is about 10 minutes.

David McCullough - 27 days ago

5 Star Rating World class dance theatre. I've seen maybe 20-30 events here ranging from Contemporary dance to Ballet to Salsa and Tango shows and I have never seen a bad one, or even an average one. Their annual Flamenco festival is excellent.

Jake Holloway - 1 month ago


Trailer for Cirque Eloize - iD during the 2013 Fall Season at Sadler's Wells Theatre

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