Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Rosebery Avenue
Inner London, Greater London EC1R 4TN
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Closed 23 June 96 to October 98 for a £48million refurbishment. On 3 Jun 1683 a Mr Sadler opened a pleasure garden at a country spring, this became known as Sadler's Wells. A wooden stage, later enclosed, there was known as Miles' Musik House. Theatre started in 1753. In 1765 a new theatre was opened. For a period it was the Aquatic Theatre with a floodable tank on stage, reverting to its current name in 1844. Closed in 1878 (had been a skating rink and a boxing ring). Re-opened 1879. Closed in 1906. [Lilian Baylis] opened a theatre there in 1931. Lilian Baylis was the niece of [Emma Cons], the first woman member of the LCC and the freeholder of the Royal Victoria Hall and Coffee Tavern (now the Old Vic). Became a solely ballet and opera venue in 1934. Sadler's Wells was the original home of the [Royal Ballet] (then the Sadler's Wells Ballet) and the opera company from here moved on to the Coliseum. 1500 seats. Now has its own well back in use for the cooling system and bottled water. Very major refurbishment completed in 1998. [Society of London Theatre] member.

Current Productions

Dimitris PapaioannouInk

Performances begin: 28 February 2024

New York City BalletMixed Bill

Performances begin: 07 March 2024

Assembly Hall

Performances begin: 20 March 2024


Performances begin: 27 March 2024

The Sleeping Beauty

Performances begin: 24 April 2024

Emerging Dancer

Performances begin: 24 May 2024

Romeo and Juliet

Performances begin: 28 May 2024

Vicente AmigoIn Concert

Performances begin: 05 June 2024

The Acrobatic Swan Lake

Performances begin: 21 June 2024

A Chorus Line

Performances begin: 31 July 2024

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London City BalletResurgence

Performances begin: 11 September 2024

GiselleAkram Khan’s Giselle

Performances begin: 18 September 2024

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Performances begin: 03 December 2024

Past Productions


Closed: 07 February 2019


Closed: 28 September 2019

Natalia Osipova

Closed: 26 October 2019


Closed: 02 November 2019

Sleeping Beauty

Closed: 23 February 2020

Don Quixote

Closed: 13 June 2020

Dancing Nation

Closed: 13 February 2021

Singin’ in the Rain

Closed: 05 September 2021


Closed: 14 May 2022

Don Quixote

Closed: 09 July 2022

South Pacific

Closed: 28 August 2022


Closed: 05 March 2023

Broken Chord

Closed: 18 March 2023


Closed: 06 April 2023

42nd Street

Closed: 02 July 2023

Olga PericetLa Leona

Closed: 11 July 2023

Our Voices

Closed: 30 September 2023

Aditi MangaldasForbidden

Closed: 14 October 2023

Death Trap

Closed: 25 November 2023

La Strada

Closed: 28 January 2024