Sadlers Wells Theatre

London, UK

The refurbished Sadler’s Wells Theatre (SWT) is designed to attract international dance companies, create an arts training centre and provide community and education facilities.

The event space features a 1,560 seat auditorium with a 15m x 15m stage and 80 seat orchestra pit. The auditorium is lined with metal gauze panels that take dramatically transforming light and image projection, uniting audience and performers. There are three foyer galleries with bars, plus rehearsal and teaching spaces.

Built on a site with a long history of theatre buildings, the new one fronts the main thoroughfare, as its predecessor did. Behind is the refurbished Lilian Bayliss Theatre, now the focus for the new Community & Education Centre.

Appointed for the lighting design services, the lighting scheme is the largest and most sophisticated installation of GDS Arc LED lamps in the world.

It is anticipated that the capital costs associated with the introduction of LED based lighting system in the auditorium, front of house and external areas will pay back in 3-4 years.


London, UK


Theatre Refurbishment


1560 seat theatre

Our Role

Lighting Consultant


Historic Building


LED lighting solutions


Reduction in energy consumption and running cost


Sadlers Wells Trust


ARTS team at RHWL

Sadlers Wells Theatre

"With sustainability and technology requirements high on the events industry agenda, we’re really proud to be keeping on top of these issues, giving us the opportunity to offer such cutting-edge facilities across our range of event spaces."