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
Official Website: Sadler's Wells TheatreFee: Yes
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
- Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Thursday: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Friday: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Saturday: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Sunday: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
London EC1R 4TN
Phone: +44 844 412 4300
Vincent L. Aug-16-2017
A gorgeous, contemporary performance hall dedicated to all types of dance: modern, ballet, flamenco, you name it. Numerous companies and artists are either... Read More
Natasha B. Jan-18-2016
This is a great theatre for dance lovers. It's quite different from the Westend set because it's so modern but that brings oh so many benefits with it.... Read More
Milly Y. Nov-05-2015
If you're a fan of dance, Sadler's Wells is an essential place to visit. Offering a range of dance styles from contemporaty to ballet - but my highlight is... Read More
Accommodations near 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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