UK – London – Sadlers Wells Theatre

January 6 1931 – 1996
Designed by Frank Matcham. The building was demolished in 1996 and rebuilt to modern standards.
October 1998 – present
The new building opened in October 1998.

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From The Stage Guide 1971
Electrics: Strand CD/TH board on SR perch platform. Dimmers – 120; 1 preset; 5 groups. Circuits – FOH 26; Flies 49; Stage dips 26. Socket type – 15A BESA. Total Capacity to stage – 1050A on 3 phases. Special effects supply – 60A on each of 3 phases. 2 sunspots in projection box above Balcony. Footlights have been installed but have been removed and trough covered in. 
Sound: Console SR. 2 x 30W amplifiers. No tape decks or turntables. 4 mic sockets on stage (Reslo). 4 loudspeaker sockets. 

Links to information about equipment at Sadlers Wells Theatre over the years

  • CD / System CD (Strand)
  • MMS (Strand)
  • Documents

    Strand Electric quote for System CD for Sadlers Wells (July 1956)
    [400kb PDF]
    From David Bertenshaw Collection

    Mentions of Sadlers Wells Theatre in indexed journals




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    29 June 1950 – BBC Newsreel footage of the exterior, stage and dressing rooms:

    Past Productions

    • Trelawny (27 June 1972 – 22 July 1972) 36 performances (including 4 previews). Transferred to Prince of Wales Theatre