Handbills and programmes

Scope and Content

Handbills were single sided sheets which gave information on upcoming productions. Programmes were very similar to handbills containing the same information but in a booklet form, they also contained advertisments. The programmes in this section are different from contemporary programmes as they were used to attract people to attend the theatre to view the production advertised and were largely free. The handbills and programmes in this section contain information on productions staged at Sadler's Wells including cast information, details of production plots, performance dates and the cost of attending performances.