Sadler’s Wells Theatre London

Venue Information

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Sadler's Wells Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Sadler's Wells Theatre.  The nearest underground or train stations are Angel (Northern line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 19, 38, 341, 171a.  For directions to the Sadler's Wells Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Sadler's Wells Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the Sadler's Wells Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Sadler's Wells Theatre have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Sadler's Wells Theatre has an Air Conditioning system.
What is the Accessibility at the Sadler's Wells Theatre?
Sadler's Wells Theatre accessibility information
Access phone number: 020 7863 8000, 020 7863 8015 (minicom)
Access email address:
Accessible toilets situated: Circle Stalls
Number of Wheelchair spaces: Stalls x3 Circle x1
Sound amplification: Sennheiser Infrared
Access from street to foyer: Level access
Access from theatre foyer to seats (number = stairs):
Level access: To Foyer
Stair lift, lift or ramp available: Lift to all levels
How many seats are in the Sadler's Wells Theatre?
The Sadler's Wells Theatre has 1,500 seats.

Sadler's Wells Theatre Facts

What date did the Sadler's Wells Theatre open?

11 October 1998

Who designed the Sadler's Wells Theatre?

RHWL and Nicholas Hare

What was the first production at the Sadler's Wells Theatre?

Rambert Dance Company in Iolanthe

Other Sadler's Wells Theatre 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.

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Theatre Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Sadler's Wells Theatre include:

Liszt Mosaics
South Pacific
Singin' In The Rain
Carmen La Cubana
Vamos Cuba!
Matthew Bourne The Red Shoes
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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