Venue Information

Sadler's Wells

There is one entrance into the theatre foyer. There are no steps to the main entrance, which is an automatic glass sliding door. 

When you enter through the main doors, you come into the main foyer. The ticket office is directly in front of you, and you can collect your tickets from there. Tactile paving from the pavement into the entrance of the theatre leads directly to the ticket office counter, which is low level and accessible to wheelchair users and has an induction loop system. 

Headsets for audio described performances can be requested by speaking to a member of staff at the ticket office. There is a large print season brochure provided upon request and a large print programme if notice is given when booking your ticket. 

There are five levels - Basement, Ground Floor, Mezzanine, First Circle and Second Circle. There are toilets on every level which are Braille indicated and have textured flooring at the entrance. 

There is also a lift to all levels with a voice message, Braille buttons and camera screen indicating each level. The lift is situated to the right of the main foyer. Walk past the bar area, which is on the right, and through one doorway - the door will be pinned open. The lift is immediately on your right. Alternatively there are stairs leading to all levels. The stairs are to the left of the foyer as you enter. 

There are three bars with low level counters selling refreshments. These are on the ground floor, first circle and second circle levels. 

There is a cloakroom on the basement level with a low counter. 

Please note that the foyer does become crowded prior to the performance. 

Watch a film about access at Sadler's Wells, the Lilian Baylis Studio and the Peacock Theatre. 

The auditorium and where to sit 
To the right of the ticket office, three steps with handrails lead up to the entrance to the stalls. Once at the top of the stairs, the door leading to seats numbered 1-17 is directly in front of you. To reach seats 18-33 you must follow the corridor on your left. The entrance is at the end of this corridor and to your right. These entrances bring you in at the back of the auditorium. 

The entrances for first and second circles are situated in the same position on the floors above and can be accessed by the main foyer staircase or by the lift. 

The auditorium is modern and seats approximately 1500 people. The seating is raked, and two aisles - one either side of the auditorium - descend in shallow steps towards the stage. There is a handrail on the outside of each aisle, and the letter of each row is lit on each step. 

For wheelchair users and people with limited mobility there is flat, level access to the stalls. A corridor runs to the right of the three steps in the foyer, and goes past the lift. The entrance is to your left, and brings you in to the auditorium at the side - about half way down. The stage is to your right. 

There is also flat level access to the entrances of the first circle. 

Seating can be adapted to accommodate wheelchairs in the centre stalls, side gallery stools and first circle. There is no aisle down the middle of the seating. 

The auditorium has an induction loop system. 



The Peacock Theatre

When you enter through the main doors, there are 5 hand railed steps up to the foyer level and a wheelchair platform lift to the right side if required. The right hand side main door is automatic and can be opened by pressing a large rectangular button on the right wall outside. If you do not wish to gain access by the steps or lift there is also a ramp entrance from Kingsway. Please speak to a member of staff if you wish to use this entrance. 

In the foyer area, the Ticket Office is directly in front of you, and you can collect your tickets from there. The ticket desk has an induction loop system. 

Headsets for audio described performances can be requested by speaking to a member of staff at the Ticket Office. There is a large print season brochure provided upon request and a large print programme if notice is given when booking your ticket. 

There are three levels - Circle, Foyer and Stalls. There is an accessible toilet in the Foyer area and at Stalls level. A Radar key is required to gain access to the toilets and can be requested from a member of Front of House staff. 

There are stairs leading to all levels and a lift to all floors, specifically available to those that cannot access the stairs. The lift is situated to the right of the main foyer. Please speak to a member of staff is you wish to use this facility. There is also a ramp leading to the back of the Circle seating area from the left side of the main foyer. 

From the Stall bar area there are six steps leading up to the back of the auditorium. There is also a shuttle lift for those who cannot use the stairs. Please note this lift is not designed to be used by mobility scooters. 

There are two bars selling refreshments. These are on the Stalls and Circle levels. 

There is a cloakroom in the Circle bar with a low counter. 

Watch a film about access at Sadler's Wells, the Lilian Baylis Studio and the Peacock Theatre. 

The auditorium and where to sit
To the right of the Ticket Office, stairs and a lift lead down to the Circle bar and then the Stalls bar. The auditorium is accessed through the bars. This will take you into the back of the auditorium. 

The auditorium seats approximately 800 people. The seating is raked, and two aisles - one either side of the auditorium - descend in shallow steps towards the stage. There is a handrail on the outside of each aisle, and the number of each row is lit on each step. There are also two aisles which divide both the stalls and circle in to three sections. 

For wheelchair users, there are seven spaces at the back of the Circle. Wheelchair access is through the Ticket Office. A member of staff will escort you to your space. There are another two spaces at the back of the Stalls, which can be accessed by using the main foyer lift and the shuttle lift from the Stalls bar area. 

The auditorium uses an infra red induction system. 



Lilian Baylis Studio

The entrance to this theatre is off Rosebery Avenue and within the main building. The entrance has a large sign above the door, saying Lilian Baylis Studio and Stage Door. When you enter through the automatic glass sliding door, tactile paving leads up a ramped floor directly to the reception desk, which is low level and accessible to wheelchair users. The entrance to the Lilian Baylis auditorium is to the right of the reception desk. 

The seating in the auditorium is raked with a staircase on either side with hand rails. Wheelchair spaces are available in the front and back rows and there is an induction loop system. 

There are accessible toilet facilities close to the auditorium on the same floor. 


Mobility Scooters 
Please be advised that although you are welcome to arrive at Sadler's Wells and The Peacock Theatre in a mobility scooter, our auditorium wheelchair seating areas and lifts are not suitable for these vehicles. Patrons may leave their scooters in the foyer areas.