Sadler's Wells, London

Seating plan

Sadler's Wells seating plan

Sadler's Wells Seating Plan

The Sadler's Wells has a capacity of 1505 seats, including 662 seats in the Stalls, 391 seats in the First Circle and 452 seats in the Second Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 717 seat reviews and 302 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

Sadler's Wells is located in Angel, Islington and dates back to the late 1600's. In 1844, it was relaunched as the Theatre Royal Sadler's Wells, and was home to many Shakespeare productions. Lilian Baylis revived the theatre after its days as a cinema, with the new building in opening in 1931. In 1998, the theatre was redesigned with funding from the National Lottery and is now home to international touring dance companies, including regular productions by Matthew Bourne.

Set over three levels, the theatre is very large and modern, ensuring excellent sight-lines on all levels and minimal obstruction, with comfortable seating. Boxes run down the side of each section, with slips providing good value for money.

Good value seats

Restricted view seats provide excellent value for money for those on a budget. For most performances, the first two rows in the Stalls are restricted due to the proximity to the stage, as the stage is quite high. The back row of the First Circle is also typically reduced in price.

Premium seats

For most dance performances, the best views can be found further back from the stage. Sitting in the middle of the Stalls or in the very front of the First Circle provides the best experience and a panoramic view of the stage.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls E29

maxinelaugher 5ft 9, 10 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Sadler's Wells Stalls E29 view from seat photo

On the end of the row but the stage is so wide it’s not a side view, in fact it’s excellent - steep rake and could see dancers feet and facial expressions from here - perfect ! In the photo it looks further back - the curtain you see is a false stage... More

Saw Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes on 18 January 2020

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Second Circle L4
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palelylaura 5'10", 158 reviews, 11 helpful votes
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Sadler's Wells Second Circle L4 view from seat photo

Very happy with this seat. Slightly far back but almost perfect clear view. There is a column in front of the seat but you are able to put your legs to either side of it so I personally didn't find it uncomfortable. Would happily sit here again. More

Saw Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes on 09 January 2020

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Second Circle L32

mariaifrim 165 cm, 9 reviews
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Sadler's Wells Second Circle L32 view from seat photo

The seat is very comfortable and has a lot of leg room - especially since it is the corner of the stage. However, it is sold as a restricted view because the view is restricted by the safety rail. It is value for money but if you have the possibility... More

Saw Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes on 18 December 2019

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