Sadler's Wells

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Sadler's Wells a London theatre opened by Lilian Baylis in 1931, known for its ballet and opera companies. Although the Sadler's Wells Ballet moved to the Covent Garden Theatre in 1946, a second company, the Sadler's Wells Theatre Company, and a ballet school were set up at the theatre, the three merging as the Royal Ballet in 1956; in 1968 the opera company moved to the Coliseum in London as the English National Opera.

Sadler's Wells was named after Thomas Sadler, who discovered a medicinal spring at the original site in 1683.