Sadler's Wells


(functioning as singular) a theatre in London. It was renovated in 1931 by Lilian Bayliss and became the home of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company and the Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet)

Word Origin for Sadler's Wells

named after the medicinal wells on the site and its owner Thomas Sadler, who founded the original theatre on the site
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