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Sadler's Wells

noun
  1. (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)
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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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