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 491 seat reviews and 228 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

First Circle C19
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tapwhizz 168cm, 68 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Sadler's Wells First Circle C19 view from seat photo

Comfort and legroom entirely acceptable with a phenomenal view of the entire stage from the 3rd row of the first circle. Seats in this section are well raked but as is sometimes my bad luck I had a giant in front of me and swapped this seat with my husband... More

Saw Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet on 25 August 2019

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First Circle L14

LainerGertLush 5’4”, 61 reviews
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Sadler's Wells First Circle L14 view from seat photo

I think this is a great seat even if there is an overhang from the tier above you. I had a perfect view & could see everything with no restrictions, however for this particular piece I would have liked to have been nearer because I think being further... More

Saw Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet on 08 August 2019

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Second Circle C24
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kwarnock7 5'4, 180 reviews
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Sadler's Wells Second Circle C24 view from seat photo

Even though we were in the second circle we had a wonderful view of the stage, and we could hear the music very well indeed. The seats were very comfortable and I didn't get leg cramps from the lack of space. More

Saw Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet on 10 August 2019

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