Sadler’s Wells Theatre London

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Sadler's Wells Theatre
Address: Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Nearest Tube or Train: Angel (Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 38, 341, 171a

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Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 11 October 1998
Designer: RHWL and Nicholas Hare
First production: Rambert Dance Company in Iolanthe
Number of seats: 1,500
Other facts: There have been a number of theatres on this site since 1683: The first theatre, called the "Musick House", opened in 1638, renamed the "Miles's Musick House" in 1699, and was demolished in 1765. The Second theatre opened in April 1765 designed by Thomas Roasoman; modifications to this theatre large water tanks creating an Aquatic Theatre. The theatre was condemned as a dangerous structure in 1878. The fourth theatre opened in 1879 as a music hall remodelled by C. J. Phipps , and it was converted into a cinema in 1896; it closed in 1915. Due to the efforts of Lilian Baylis, the penultimate theatre opened on 6 January 1931 designed by F.G.M. Chancellor, and closed on 30 June 1996. The Sixth and current theatre opened on 11 October 1998. The current theatre also includes the  Lilian Baylis Studio theatre.

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN

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What’s playing and coming up at Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows playing at the Sadler's Wells Theatre:

Carmen La Cubana
Vamos Cuba!
Matthew Bourne The Red Shoes
Sleeping Beauty
Edward Scissorhands
Sadler's Wells
West Side Story
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

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