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 4.6 out of 5Sadler's Wells Theatre Star Rating

4 Star Rating Lively and fun place with lots going on all the time. Great activities for kids and adults.

TheDailyLollify - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating Bar and cafe available, it was a laid back visit. The venue was great and I really enjoyed the production and performance. There are clear signs here from Angel station.

A Ayman - 18 days ago

4 Star Rating Visited for a training event rather than a performance - but really good facilities. Great venue

Mark Poulton - 21 days ago

4 Star Rating Often lovely dance but not always and seats are very expensive. Go for their more cutting edge stuff but if you've booked for a musical or something more traditional, read the reviews first or look for something in Central London. A magnificent new first with great shiny loos, but if I'm paying the ticket prices they charge I want something genuinely innovative and beautiful on stage. Ignore their reviews and look at national press, because sometimes they have something stunning.

James Robinson - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating Incredible modern theatre where we watched the first ever musical drama with the National Traditional Orchestra. Nice bar, various levels. Good screens so you can read lyrics for operas etc. Beautiful interior and they have preserved a well that was found during the building works which you can still see through a glass floor tile.

Mo Mo - 4 months ago


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

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