Sadler's Wells is a performing arts theatre located on Rosebery Avenue in London, with an incredible history dating back to the 17th century. The current building is the sixth to be built on the site, with the first one in 1683. It is a performance venue that served as the origin point of several entertainment giants like The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Opera, to name a few. Today, Sadler’s Wells is one of the most sought-after locations to host dance performances, concerts, conferences, fashion shows and more. It has two performance spaces — a main auditorium that seats 1,500 people and the Lilian Baylis Studio, with many rehearsal rooms and technical facilities. The Peacock Theatre is an additional base of Sadler’s Wells.

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About Sadler's Wells

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  • The main auditorium is the largest performance space at Sadler's Wells with a seating capacity of approximately 1,500 people.
  • The seating is arranged in a horseshoe shape around the stage, offering a good view of the performance from most seats.
  • The auditorium is divided into three levels: Stalls (ground level), First Circle, and Second Circle.
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  • Tube: The nearest tube station to Sadler's Wells is Angel, served by the Northern Line City Branch. The station is 250 metres from the theatre, however, does not have step-free access. Alternatively, Farringdon and King’s Cross are 1.5 km from the theatre, with step-free access for differently-abled visitors. 
  • Bus: The closest stop is Sadler Wells bus stop served by bus routes 19, 38 and 341. 
  • Parking: The theatre has a 15-space paid car park available at the back, off Arlington Way, for patrons who are 65+, Blue Badge holders or members of the Access for All Scheme. Charges are £6 for over 65-year-olds, and free for Access for All Scheme members and Blue Badge holders. Sadler’s Wells is located within London’s congestion charge zone. The nearest car park outside the congestion zone is on Parkfield Street.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sadler's Wells

Where is Sadler's Wells located?

Sadler's Wells is located on Rosebery Avenue, in London

How can I reach Sadler's Wells?

Sadler's Wells is easily accessible by all forms of public transport, the easiest being by bus due to its prime location.

What are the different types of shows and productions that are staged at the Sadler's Wells?

The theatre is primarily dedicated to hosting dance performances, including ballets, musicals and more. Sadler's Wells has been known to host interesting performances, such as Swan Lake and Car Man choreographed by Matthew Bourne, Sutra, AfterLight and more.

What are the seating options available at Sadler's Wells?

Sadler's Wells has a seating capacity of approximately 1500, spread across three levels — Second Circle, First Circle, and Stalls.

Is Sadler's Wells accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, the theatre has made its performances accessible to those with motor, audio, visual and other stimulatory disabilities. It has accessible seats, adapted toilets, different kinds of access performances and more.

How much do the Sadler's Wells tickets cost?

The price of the tickets depends on the show that you choose to watch and the timing of the same at Sadler's Wells.

Where can I book my Sadler's Wells tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Sadler's Wells online at London Theatre Tickets. You will get the best deals and discounts and all the information you need at your fingertips.

Are there any dining options available near Sadler's Wells?

Sadler's Wells has an in-house cafe — Fox Garden Court Cafe — for a quick pre or post-performance bite. The theatre is also surrounded by numerous other dining options. Some popular ones are The Gate Islington, The Great Chase, Pho Deli and others.

What are some of the things to do or attractions to explore near the Sadler's Wells?

There are quite a few attractions near Sadler's Wells that you can explore before you go for a show. Do visit the London Zoo, Tower of London and Madame Tussauds, which are in the vicinity of Sadler’s Wells.