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 401 seat reviews and 207 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

Second Circle N17
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sondheimkid 170, 173 reviews, 25 helpful votes
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Sadler's Wells Second Circle N17 view from seat photo

Although you are quite far away from the stage, the view the seat offers is unobstructed and crystal-clear: you might be too far to enjoy a play or a musical, but it works beautiful for ballet, since it lets you see the whole stage at once. Reasonably... More

Saw Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake on 18 January 2019

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Second Circle J9
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alessandramarelli 165 cm, 139 reviews, 10 helpful votes
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Sadler's Wells Second Circle J9 view from seat photo

Very good (and almost central) view despite being up in the gods! Not that much space for legs and its a bit of a pain when someone has to slide in to the middle of the row, but at least the space underneath the seat is enough for a normal sized bag. More

Saw Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake on 01 January 2019

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First Circle A34
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ohmrli 64 reviews
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Sadler's Wells First Circle A34 view from seat photo

This seat is much better than No.1 on the same row (which I marked worst seat I have ever have). Decent leg room with quite good comfort . View is good - only a small portion of left corner of stage missed which I do not mind. I will choose the same one... More

Saw Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake on 08 December 2018

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