Where can I see dance productions in the West End?
With the West End welcoming a variety of dance shows exploring cultures from around the world, see what London’s dance scene has to offer with us, as we take you three of the main locations to catch a dance or ballet.
Where to see dance shows in London
Where is the Peacock Theatre?
The Peacock Theatre is located on Portugal Street (WC2A 2HT). The closest train station is King’s Cross St. Pancras. Central and Piccadilly Line underground services are available at Holborn tube station, just a short walk away.
What is the history of the Peacock Theatre?
A theatre has been standing at the location of the current Peacock Theatre from 1660, with a rebuilt theatre in 1911 seating 2,600 people. From a water tank kept under the stage to hold dolphins, to being knocked down and rebuilt into a smaller venue, the Peacock Theatre now has a seating capacity of 999.
Where is Sadler’s Wells?
Sadler’s Wells is located on Rosebery Avenue (EC1R 4TN). The closest train station is King’s Cross St. Pancras. Northern Line underground services are available at Angel tube station, just a short walk away.
What is the history of Sadler’s Wells?
Starting off as a ‘musick house’ in 1683, circus acts dominated the earliest productions at Sadler’s Wells. Once drama censorship was lifted in 1843, Sadler’s Wells officially became a theatre, starting off with some of Shakespeare’s most lauded plays. From 1925, the theatre was adopted as a venue for the growing popularity of opera and dance, especially ballet with the setting up of Sadler’s Wells Ballet School. The sixth theatre to stand on the site opened in 1998, with a bigger stage and an increased seating capacity of 1,568.
Where is the London Coliseum?
The London Coliseum is located on St Martin’s Lane (WC2N 4ES). The closest train station is Charing Cross. Piccadilly and Northern Line underground services are available at Leicester Square tube station, just a short walk away.
What is the history of the London Coliseum?
The London Coliseum was opened in 1904 as a “people’s place of entertainment”. Installing 2,538 seats and a revolving stage, the theatre was one of the most advanced for its time. Unfortunately, the investment didn’t pay off and it was forced to close a mere two years later.
The theatre reopened in 1907, however in recent years it has been restored and taken over by the English National Opera, making it a venue fit for royalty, with Royal Variety Performances taking place.